My notebook won't accept the Windows 2000 Product Key that IS ALREADY IN the registry!
Posted on 2005-04-08
My notebook was a company one which had a certain preconfigured Windows 2000 image installed on it. I need to reinstall/repair the Windows 2000 installation due to a BSOD. If I try the repair using a Windows 2000 cd, it forces a reinstall. When it comes to ask for the Product Key, it WON'T ACCEPT the one that is in the registry!! ( I am able to use a third party boot CD to verify the existing key).
I even verified a colleagues notebook, he also has the same Product Key as he is part of the same group at work.
I would prefer to use the key that is in the registry, as I don't know what might happen if I enter a different valid key.Any ideas?
(please don't get me into repairing the BSOD, already tried various fixes from the net!)