PDC05: Product Key Problems

PDC05: Product Key Problems

  • Comments 33

Some people have experienced difficulties with activating the Windows Vista builds that we distributed at the PDC. Please accept our apologies for this; there's been a mismatch between the activation servers and the product key that was handed out. It's embarrassing - we screwed up - we're sorry. So here's the deal:

  • For Windows Vista Beta 1, use the following product key:
       Q8WDJ-TR4KJ-X8WHM-GVGV3-H74C3
  • For Windows Vista Build 5219 (PDC CTP), use the following product key:
       GKFV7-F2D9H-QKYXY-777P3-4M73W

If you are having problems activating either build, please try again tomorrow. We are replicating the needed changes as we speak, but at this point, not all the activation servers are updated.

On a more positive note, we've made it easier to get hold of the Office 12 Beta 1 release when it's available. Instead of having to go to Microsoft Beta Place and fill out a nomination survey, we will now automatically send it to all PDC attendees to make the process as hassle-free as possible.

  • My Vista CTP was working fine until today, now it says the trial period has expired and the product key isn't valid anymore. Anyone else seeing this?
  • the 2 key number are wrong i can't install windows vista :-(
  • "My Vista CTP was working fine until today, now it says the trial period has expired and the product key isn't valid anymore. Anyone else seeing this? "

    Yes.

    And the X64 version won't activate with the prescribed key (CTP 5219 Build), either.
  • I mounted the image using Daemon Tools and used the aforementioned key in this article for the Vista Build 5219 (winmain_idx02.050830-2010)

    GKFV7-F2D9H-QKYXY-777P3-4M73W

    I tried burning Beta 1 to a DVD-RW and now its a coaster (wont even erase) - Didnt bother trying to burn Beta 2 - just mounted.
  • Yes,

    My Beta 1 was working until today, then blue screened with trial period expired message. Subsequent boots infinite loop in Windows ACtivation dialog, however

    I also had tried the "Q8WDJ-TR4KJ-X8WHM-GVGV3-H74C3" keys for Vista Beta1, since these were the keys that were displayed on the DVD flash screen(Beta 1)

    When I try these now I get

    "The Product Key Is already In Use..."

    Help???? What do I need to do????

    KD
  • Mine shut down as well today and will not accept Q8WDJ... code

    KD
  • I have a copy of build the 5219 of Win Vista but the seriale (gkfv7 -..) does not work absol.Ho tried all the others (succeeded q8wdj-..tcp8w-..etc)senza, who can help?Thanks
  • Hi Today i installed the Window Vista but unfortunately the window is expired and now not verifying the product key. I need a new product key to run my window. Can Any one help me out?

    Plz tell me as soon as possible
    Thanks
  • both serials don't work for me! i tried to mount the vdd with nero id, daemon, alcohol and so.. but NOTHING! plz help. what to do? i have vista 5219
  • I have a question for all. I installed and ran windows vista 5132. It works fines. but there is a 2 line of text appear on the bottom right corner. How can I take it off? can anyone help.

    thanks

    John
  • What features of Vista stop working if it isn't activated in 14 days (cf. 'What is Action?' ? What happens if the tick box is ticked or unticked during install, as above?
  • i have build 5112 of vista / long horn and it wants an activation code form me? can this be hacked or do i need to do something about this,  and in otherwise, whgere can i get the activation code?
  • I AM HAVEING PROBLEMS WITH PRODUCT KEYS CAN ANY 1 HELP ME OR CAN SOME 1 OLEASE TELL ME WARE I CAN GET A BETTER DOWNLOAD FROM AND HOW TO MOUNT IT ON TO DEMON TOOLS THANKS
  • PingBack from http://menori.istherefood.com/?p=24
  • do you think that the full version of windows vista will be ready in 2007
Page 2 of 3 (33 items) 123