How can i unlock vista after evaluation has blocked start up. to extend the evaluation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by wer1, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. wer1

    wer1 Guest

    How can i unlock vista after evaluation has blocked start up. to
    extend the evaluation.

    I didnt know it was a 30 day valuation...duh.
    So on a start up it now asks me for the serial number to continue.
    i heard there is a way to extend the evaluation period by entering a
    message in the cmd but how can i get to the cmd if it doesnt start up?
    Vista say if i doint have a serial then i can run the start up cd but
    how can i get the cd to boot up at start up.
    Thank you for any help sorry if it too basic.
    moose
     
    wer1, Feb 17, 2007
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    Byron Hinson Guest

    There is no way to do this without a clean install.
     
    Byron Hinson, Feb 17, 2007
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  3. wer1

    wer1 Guest

    Thank for the reply...
    so how can i do a clean install at this moment? when window start up
    what key do i hit to start up from the cd?
     
    wer1, Feb 17, 2007
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  4. wer1

    wer1 Guest

    Thank for the reply...
    so how can i do a clean install at this moment? when window start up
    what key do i hit to start up from the cd?
     
    wer1, Feb 17, 2007
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  5. wer1

    Mamamegs Guest

    wer1 pretended :
    The 'any' key. ;-)

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    Mamamegs, Feb 17, 2007
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  6. You don't do it "window start up".

    You do it when your computer's POST is finished (and before Windows starts).

    1) Maker sure the boot-order in your BIOS settings is set to boot to the DVD
    drive FIRST.
    2) Save your revised BIOS settings
    3) Place the Vista DVD in the drive
    4) Restart your machine
    5) When a message appears on screen saying "Press any key to boot from
    CD/DVD", press "Enter"
    6) The Vista installer will begin.
    7) When the installer asks for your key, DON'T enter one.
    8) Choose "Custom Installation"

    You should be able to take it from there..
     
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 17, 2007
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  7. wer1

    WoW o_O Guest

    do the activate by internet explorer then in the addybar type c:\ the browse
    to c:\windows and find taskmanger tsk something from what i rember. next
    (once taskmanger open) go to file run and type explorer. whola your desktop
    just dont close the activation notice or you have to redo this
     
    WoW o_O, Feb 17, 2007
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  8. wer1

    WoW o_O Guest

    do the activate by internet explorer then in the addybar type c:\ the browse
    to c:\windows and find taskmanger tsk something from what i rember. next
    (once taskmanger open) go to file run and type explorer. whola your desktop
    just dont close the activation notice or you have to redo this
     
    WoW o_O, Feb 17, 2007
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  9. wer1

    wer1 Guest

    This was a great idea....but my knwoledge is not hight enough to know
    where the task manager is once i am in the c drive.
    where would it be?
     
    wer1, Feb 17, 2007
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  10. wer1

    wer1 Guest

    I am in the windows folder but cant find any tsk....
     
    wer1, Feb 17, 2007
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  11. wer1

    WoW o_O Guest

    go to here C:\Windows\System32\ and then look for taskmgr then do the
    previous steps as i said
     
    WoW o_O, Feb 17, 2007
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    wer1 Guest

    found the task manager i ctrl-alt-del and got to it. however on
    inserting the extention cmd 'slmgr - rearm' it said it was not a good
    comand
     
    wer1, Feb 17, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    I've been looking for that damn key for years and I still can't find
    it!

    But somehow I've gotten the spacebar to work in place of it. ;-)
     
    Scott, Feb 17, 2007
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  14. wer1

    Robert Firth Guest

    From task manager, click File > New Taks (Run...)

    Type 'cmd' without the quotes.

    In the new command prompt, type 'slmgr -rearm' without the quotes.


    Interesting commands, including -rearm and -cpky. For those of you afraid
    that your product key might be stolen because it can be read from the
    registry without a UAC prompt need not fear. Run slmgr -cpky.

    Global Options:

    -ipk <Product key>
    Install product key (replaces existing key)

    -upk
    Uninstall product key

    -ato
    Activate Windows

    -dli[Activation ID|All]
    Display license information (default: current license)
    -dlv[Activation ID|All]
    Display detailed license information (default: current license)

    -xpr
    Expiration date for current license state

    Advanced Options:
    -cpky
    Clear product key from the registry (prevents disclosure attacks)

    -ilc <license file>
    Install license

    -rilc
    Reinstall system license files

    -rearm
    Reset the licensing status of the machine

    -dti
    Display Installation ID for offline activation

    -apt<Confirmation ID>
    Activate product with user-provided Confirmation ID

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    Robert Firth, Feb 18, 2007
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  15. Right-click on the taskbar, then choose "Task Manager"
     
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 18, 2007
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  16. wer1

    Conor Guest

    THere isn't. You have to buy it or wipe the HDD and reinstall.
     
    Conor, Feb 18, 2007
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