OEM Disk Won't Accept Product Key Clean Install (Home Basic/Business)

I decided to do a clean install of Vista on my laptop. The manufacter gave no disks (just a stupid recovery partition). So I purchased an OEM disk (Dell branded Windows Vista disk) from Ebay and obtained my product key using a tool from www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/. The laptop has a legit copy of Windows so I didn\’t think there would be a problem. Both the laptop and the OEM Disk say 32-bit. The laptop came with Vista Home Basic, and although the disk says Vista Business Edition, I was told that all versions come on the same disk.Once I install Vista (first thing I noticed was there was no product key entry during installation), I typed Windows Key & Pause Break to get to Control Panel\\All Control Panel Items\\System. I then entered my product code but it said the key was not valid for that version of Windows. I then went to http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-compaq/120228-clean-vista-install-no-activation.html and followed the instructions the remove the dell branding of the OEM Disk. This allowed me to create a new version of the disk that asks for the product key during installation, however the same error message still comes up when I enter it.What\’s going wrong? 

dennisjenson : I decided to do a clean install of Vista on my laptop. The manufacter gave no disks (just a stupid recovery partition). So I purchased an OEM disk (Dell branded Windows Vista disk) from Ebay and obtained my product key using a tool from www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/. The laptop has a legit copy of Windows so I didn\’t think there would be a problem. Both the laptop and the OEM Disk say 32-bit. The laptop came with Vista Home Basic, and although the disk says Vista Business Edition, I was told that all versions come on the same disk.Once I install Vista (first thing I noticed was there was no product key entry during installation), I typed Windows Key & Pause Break to get to Control Panel\\All Control Panel Items\\System. I then entered my product code but it said the key was not valid for that version of Windows. I then went to http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-compaq/120228-clean-vista-install-no-activation.html and followed the instructions the remove the dell branding of the OEM Disk. This allowed me to create a new version of the disk that asks for the product key during installation, however the same error message still comes up when I enter it.What\’s going wrong? Double check the licence #, it is easy to make a mistake : ) 

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