activation key problems!! help please!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I went ou
    and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across to th
    new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned on connecte
    to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and ge
    the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days to activat
    it!! help!
     
    squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009
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    Brink Guest

    Hello Squessy Cheese

    If you cannot activate Vista online, then you should be able to by th
    phone

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/84488-activate-vista-phone.htm

    Hope this helps
    Shaw

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    Brink, Feb 20, 2009
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  3. hi brink, I did that last time when I installed vista on the old hdd,
    but shouldn't it already be activated cause I ghosted all my files
    across the the new hdd?
     
    squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009
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    Brink Guest

    Normally it would be, but with the hardware change it may have though
    that you installed it on another computer and is wanting you to activat
    again

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    Brink, Feb 20, 2009
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    Mike Torello Guest

    So activate it.
     
    Mike Torello, Feb 20, 2009
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  6. i might ring Microsoft later and explain to them what's happened, thank
    for your help though!:D:D:
     
    squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009
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  7. i cant, i put in my activation code and it rejects it and says it
    already in us
     
    squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009
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  8. squeesy cheese

    Mike Torello Guest

    Then you'll have to phone it in.
     
    Mike Torello, Feb 20, 2009
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  9. I had the same problem after installing a new drive on my machine last week.
    All I did was click the activation option. My ghosted image was actually
    from October last year, this allowed me to go back to a complete clean
    install rather than later images which had other software installed which I
    didn't want. The activation went just fine over the internet. If you do
    happen to get a refusal or a 'product key already in use' just select the
    'telephone' option. This is an automated service so please listen carefully
    to the instructions. If it still does not activate after you have gone
    through the automated procedure then 'don't hang up' stay on the line and
    you will be transferred to a 'real' person who will help you activate your
    system.

    PS: After activation don't forget to image your newly activated hard drive.

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    John Barnett MVP, Feb 20, 2009
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  10. just phone Microsoft (bill gates) and got my vista activated :D:D:
    thanks everyone for your help!!:):
     
    squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009
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  11. just phoned them and had a nice lady tell me my activation key, worke
    perfect, btw, I kept the ghosted copy of my hdd, it was a latest on
    with all my latest downloads for pivot, which was lucky.:
     
    squeesy cheese, Feb 20, 2009
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    Brink Guest

    You're welcome Squeesy Cheese. I'm happy to hear that it is activated
    now. :)

    Shawn


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    Brink, Feb 20, 2009
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  13. I'm glad everything went smoothly for you.

    As I said in my original post, after installing my new hard drive I need a
    completely 'clean' copy - one without all the additional software I had
    installed during the months after a clean install. I could have used an
    image I created a few days earlier, but as I had one from October of last
    year which was as 'clean' as i was going to get it next to re-installing
    from scratch I decide to use that one.

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    John Barnett MVP, Feb 21, 2009
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  14. Go to Microsoft Knowledge base and you will find out how to re-activate.

    I just had top do it myself this morning.

    Wayne
     
    wayne heitmann, Mar 22, 2009
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