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Well my friend has a Mac, but he loves BC2, and wants to play with me, so I decided to give him my copy of Windows Vista 32 Bit that I got with a Dell a while back. I've used the Cd on the same HDD through the whole time I've had it. Before I got Windows 7, I made sure to format the drive that had vista on it. So I bring it over to my friends house, and install it. I boot up again in windows, but when I boot up it says "Enter the CD key". When I type in the first letter of the key, it says "The key you typed in is not a valid key for product key" or something like that. I tried restarting it, but it won't work. Anyone have an idea?
    
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If the copy of windows came with a pre built Dell, then its OEM windows vista and cant be installed on any other motherboard.
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From my understanding, OEM machines which ship with Vista or Windows 7 contain a certain certificate file in the BIOS which allow the use of the OEM key. Since the Mac does not have this, a Dell OEM key cannot be used or reorganized as a legitimate serial. Each OEM manufacturer uses a different key and different certificate.
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You could not register it, then use an activator later on, such as one by hazar. Whether or not that's legal is a different story, but you do own it, so...
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Cant use an OEM Disc
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