Activated when I (maybe) shouldnt have...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rod Davies, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Rod Davies

    Rod Davies Guest

    I bought a copy of Vista Home Premium for the wife.

    I built a new PC for her from components from 2 yr old P4s.

    I acivated Vista, no probs.

    But, I now realise:

    1. I cant put her 2nd HDD into this PC (no space!) and she 'needs' that 2nd
    drive as it holds all her data...kept separate from applications and O/S on
    disc 1 and
    2. The motherboard in the PC I built wont support Aero (not enough on board
    memory on the builtin Video card).

    So I have to start again. But re the Activation, I WON'T be able to do it
    again online as I did yesterday with this PC, right? I am going to have to
    phone it in?

    Rod Davies, Jun 16, 2007
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  2. Rod Davies

    Qu0ll Guest

    That's right, but it's a relatively painless procedure. The operator will
    just need to establish that it's a _reinstall_ and not a _second_ install.
    They will ask you how many machines you are installing this copy on Windows
    on to. You say one of course :)

    And loving it,


    (Replace the "SixFour" with numbers to email me)
    Qu0ll, Jun 16, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    If it's retail it can be moved to a new computer if first uninstalled from
    the computer it's on. Yes you'll need to phone in for activation.
    Rock, Jun 16, 2007
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