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Vista "activation " problem

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Hi - I have a Dell Inspiron 1420  - bought about 3 years ago that all of a sudden decides it needs to activate again - every time it boots up, i get a message staing that the product key is invalid, and it gives me 3 choices, re-enter product key,  contact Dell, etc - ive re-entered the product key from the bottom of the laptop, and it still gives me the same message, i contacted Dell, and they told me "that my operating system was corrupt, and i need to reinstall windows" which i thought was the most idiotic answer, but as expected from Dell. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
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That's to be expected from most vendors today, that's the level of support that they offer. Find your Product Recovery CD/DVDROM and re-install.

Have you changed anything on your PC to cause a re-activation, hard drive, cpu, graphics card?
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