disk replacement, vista ask new activation ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jean-Pierre Bordenave, May 16, 2007.

  1. hello,

    I must replace my disck seagate by a new disck sansumg, because
    to many disc error on segate, i was clone disc seagage to disc samsung,
    after and i restart on my new disc, my old one is removed.

    But Vista ask new activation, problem it tell my key product is already
    created, how can i do.

    new disc = buy new vista licence ?

    that is little bit hard.

    Thanks for your information

    Regards
     
    Jean-Pierre Bordenave, May 16, 2007
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. No, of course not.

    Simply follow the on-screen instructions to activate via telephone.


    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. -Bertrand Russell
     
    Bruce Chambers, May 16, 2007
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Yes, I just had to do that recently after changing both an HD and DVD. You
    end up having to read something like a 40-digit code to an automated
    attendant (no option to enter it via the phone keypad for some reason), and
    then once someone comes online having to enter another extremely long code,
    but all in all it's not bad.
     
    Milhouse Van Houten, May 16, 2007
    #3
  4. Jean-Pierre Bordenave

    Ghostrider Guest

    Correct...but ridiculous. One would have thought that Microsoft would
    have come up with a better solution after all of the tribulations with
    Windows XP through all of this rigamorole.
     
    Ghostrider, May 16, 2007
    #4

  5. How so? The license had already been activated, and it's necessary to
    determine that the second activation attempt isn't an attempt to
    illegally install the license on a second machine. After all, it's not
    at all normal or common to have to reinstall Windows so soon (< 120
    days) after the initial installation and activation.

    Why? It seems to be working exactly as designed.


    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. -Bertrand Russell
     
    Bruce Chambers, May 17, 2007
    #5
  6. Jean-Pierre Bordenave

    Ghostrider Guest

    That's the problem. No disagreement about WPA working as designed. So
    did the Edsel.
     
    Ghostrider, May 17, 2007
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.