Invalid product key on OEM laptop Tags: Laptops Hewlett Packard Windows Vista Last response: March 12, 2010 12:57 PM in Windows Vista Share caryw March 11, 2010 6:52:07 PM Hi all, This has happened before and I cannot find the instructions on how to fix it. My buddy has a HP DV6000 series laptop and never lets auto updates run. I have turned them off in the past but he manages to turn it back on. Anyway after another power off during updates it is now giving the "Invalid product key" message. Nothing funny is going on, it is a legit HP, original install of Vista home, product key on bottom of comp is correct and intact. Last time this happened I went through all the HP and Windows folks without success, each one was referring me back to the other and finally found the instructions on the web. Any clues how to fix this? More about : invalid product key oem laptop Anonymous a b D Laptop a b α HP March 11, 2010 7:40:42 PM Reinstall Windows? m 0 l caryw March 12, 2010 12:57:19 PM Finally that is what I ended up doing out of the recovery console, then doing a clean install of Windows 7. I dont know why I couldnt restart the service per the instructuctions that I found and it would not connect to the microsoft website. I think something was corrupted the first time it happened. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedKeyfinder Product Key and W7 OEM Sticker On Laptop Don't Match Forum Solved"Invalid product key" help Forum SolvedInvalid Product Key Forum SolvedAgricultural Simulator 2013 invalid product key Problem Forum SolvedWindows 7 Home Premium Product key invalid? Forum product key invalid or something ? Forum Dell Optiplex 64-bit 755 product key "invalid" for 7.1 Dell recovery/reinstall disk Forum XP product key invalid Forum SolvedPlease help with 8.1 OEM product key Forum SolvedProduct key number keeps saying invalid Forum I have a Windows 7 Pro disc with the appropriate product key but it won't validate and says invalid product key. I have insta Forum why is microsoft office powerpoint 2010 telling me my 25 character product key is invalid? Forum why is microsoft office powerpoint 2010 telling me my 25 character product key is invalid? Forum SolvedCan I install Windows 8.1 OEM on another Computer without a Product Key? Forum SolvedCan I use an OEM windows 7 product key on a newbuilt PC? Forum SolvedInstalled Windows 7 (OEM) onto HDD and MOBO, had to return MOBO, will I get a new product key? Forum Solvedfind out wimdoes oem product key Forum Solvedhow do i override my system and install windows xp pro with only the oem product key Forum SolvedOEM mobo broke, is there a way to get a new product key, without dropping $100 on a new Windows 7 DVD? Forum Invalid product key in windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !