If the computer has registry files from different dates it still won't boot from a bootable cd. I'm in computer engineering, I know a pretty good bit about troubleshooting, removing spyware, and recovering data.
I'm only asking you guys about this because I dont, well didn't, know which key would work. I didn't want to wipe it before I knew I had everything off.
Now I know to use the key on the coa. Boom. Done.
Don't worry, my disc is legit. Although I do think that the disc that works for any version of vista sounds interesting and i'll probably make one and keep it in my toolkit.
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