This website will test for common internet problems..
Unable to activate your computer?
You've just purchased a new computer and
when asked for product key to activate it, the number doesnt work!
There are three main causes for this:
- You have entered the incorrect key. Look very carefully at the letters, as it has been known to enter the wrong key again and again.
- Problem with Microsoft. This is not common, but sometimes Microsoft have messed up. To fix this, just ring them, they are actually quite helpful, and will give you an activation key that works.
- You might have been sold an illegal copy. Microsoft will inform you if the code you have is not an legitimate code. You will need to go back to the person you purchased it from and get them to sort it. If they refused to, just say tell them that you will report them to Microsoft.