What should I do when my Vista says my copy of Windows is invalid and not genuine?
I have a Windows Vista computer, I’ve had it for five years now but one day my Control Panel refused to load up, and soon everything else stopped loading up. I just had a computer where nothing I pressed worked. I rebooted my computer and the next time it was on, it said the product key I typed in was invalid. The bottom right said “This copy of windows in not genuine.” I tried rebooting the computer again after hoping to see the “Start Windows normally” or the safe mode. As soon as accessed normal or safe, it always brought me back to the same window that told me everything was invalid. In the window, I was presented with 3 options, access with reduced functioning, type product key, or ask Dell. (weird because I don’t have Dell) I kept getting that every time I tried turning on my computer. I ended up trying to ask Dell since reduced functionality refused to work and I no longer have my product key. I was presented with an option to ask Dell online and my Google Chrome popped up. All of my favorites and extensions were still there, my history and cookies, too, so why was my computer acting like I had never used it?
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