25 day(s) to activate. Activate Windows now.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by churin, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. churin

    churin Guest

    I just noticed messages as shown in the Subject above. I click it but
    nothing happens. Does that mean it is a false warning so that I do not
    worry about it?
    churin, Jun 27, 2008
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  2. churin

    philo Guest

    Unless you activate Vista within the alloted time, it will stop working...
    philo, Jun 28, 2008
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  3. churin

    Alias Guest

    That's encouraging. How many WPA/WGA hoops does have to jump through
    before one can use what one paid for?

    Alias, Jun 28, 2008
  4. Right click on Computer and select Properties. That gives you the System
    information page. Scroll to the bottom (left) and there should be a link
    for activating. Use it. If you installed Vista without entering a product
    key, the wizard will ask for it now.

    I don't think you have a pre-release copy of SP1 installed because the
    message is wrong for that but that deadline is very close (three days) and
    some replying here may suggest that.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 28, 2008
  5. churin

    churin Guest

    That is exactly where the message is shown. The OS was installed looong
    time ago and was immediately activated at that time. I do not have any
    idea why the message is. If reactivation is required for any reason I
    can do so but how?
    churin, Jun 28, 2008
  6. It should give you a telephone number.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jun 28, 2008
  7. Like I said, click on the activation link on the System information page
    (right click on Computer and choose Properties or use WinKey+Pause/Break).
    If it shows Windows Is Activated, post back because there would be a
    different problem. While you are at it type 'winver' and check for any
    expiration date there.

    If internet activation fails choose the phone option and keep the activation
    window open. It contains codes you will need to read to the activation
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 28, 2008
  8. churin

    churin Guest

    No, it does not. I click on "Activate Windows now" which appears to be a
    link, but nothing happens.
    churin, Jun 28, 2008
  9. Try it from a cmd window with 'slmgr -ato'

    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 28, 2008
  10. churin

    churin Guest

    May I ask what does this command does, especially -ato does?
    churin, Jun 28, 2008
  11. Runs the activation wizard. Since the link is not working for your that
    would be the next way to try it. I forgot to say that you need to run the
    cmd window elevated. Otherwise you will get an Access Denied. To see the
    command line switches for the software license manager, type slmgr /? in a
    plain cmd window.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 28, 2008
  12. churin

    churin Guest

    It has been reactivated by phone. Thanks for your help.
    churin, Jun 28, 2008
  13. Glad you got it done. You're welcome.

    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 28, 2008
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