Install Vista iso with or without key? (originally posted as "HELP")

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by rhedzki27, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. rhedzki27

    rhedzki27 MDL Novice

    Jul 7, 2009
    #1 rhedzki27, Jul 7, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 7, 2009
    help guys 1st time user to install a vista...
    i downloaded a vista from this site

    after downloading the ISO. file I run the Setup.exe then suddenly it asked me to type in the Product key... do i have to liv it blank or do i have to type in the key???? anyone wants to help me how to install this one coz it says its free not like other vista 30 days trial... thank hoping for some people to help me.. sorry for being noobs:)
  2. Warlord Blade

    Warlord Blade MDL Novice

    Jul 7, 2009
    rhedzki27, I personally haven't tested that particular or any other Vista SP2, as yet, but thanks for the reference I was looking for Vista SP2 Ultimate. Anyway back to u, when u are asked for the serial/key leave it BLANK and continue as normal. If it doesn't let u continue then google for a list of valid serial/keys or keygen for that version of Vista (this method is almost guaranteed NOT to work, just MY opinion.)

    This should allow u to continue with the installation of the OS (Vista) after IF it does AND doesn't encounter any problems then u SHOULD get to use Vista for 30 DAYS without a serial/key as compared to an INVALID serial/key which gives u ONLY 3 days of use.

    This is now your decision 30 days VS 3 days. At the end of the trial (when the days are up) the OS (Vista) locks u out of your computer and only asks u for a VALID serial/key. I can't tell you how to activate it after installation but look (google) for a crack or patch for windows genuine validation for Vista.

    I am currently using an official Vista SP1 Ultimate (pre-activated, It is already ACTIVATED immediately after it installs) so I can't really help u any further than this.
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    #3 urie, Jul 7, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017
    @ rhedzki27, you can install without key and you could use vista activation toolkit posted here.
    But personally i would request a bios mod for your motherboard it's your choice, if posting bios mod request please post in correct thread.:)