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Vista not genuine after changing hard disk

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
June 13, 2009 6:12:53 AM

I got a Toshiba laptop. I changed the hard disk and installed the Vista using the system restore disk that came along with the laptop. But I got the message that saying my Windows Vista is not genuine. How can I solve that?

Thanks in advance.
June 13, 2009 6:59:11 AM

the system restore disks are usually tied into a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive if you can even successfully reinstall without it they will show not genuine. Best advice download an OEM install disk and use the key on your laptop it'll work fine and show as genuine.