Install vista over installed already installed vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by couchclan, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was returned to
    me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked of
    me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
    was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I purchase a
    new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
    version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over my
    already installed and running vista on my system?
    couchclan, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. A real honest to goodness Microsoft sealed DVD in original packaging?
    If yes, then you shouldn't have any validation issues.
    Just let it validate. That should resolve the issue. There's no need
    to buy a full version if you already bought a updated version. Why it
    waited 5 months to nag about it is anyone's guess. Expect dumb things
    from Microsoft. That's their way.
    Adam Albright, Apr 17, 2008
  4. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said but it
    only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have tried to
    purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can you think
    of anything else I could try? Thanks
    couchclan, Apr 17, 2008
  5. No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.
    Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 17, 2008
  6. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    So I need to purchase a full verison or just an upgrade? Will I need to
    reinstall it again on my system for the new key to work correctly? Thanks
    couchclan, Apr 17, 2008
  7. Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 17, 2008
  8. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    Thak you so much for your help. I will go purchase a new genuine Vista
    Ultimate disc and try the change product key link and see if this work. Once
    again thank you.
    couchclan, Apr 17, 2008
  9. couchclan

    C.B. Guest

    If you purchase the retail "upgrade" disk you will be able to use it
    only on the computer you are upgrading. You cannot use it on any other
    computer for any reason. However, if you purchase the retail "full" disk you
    can use it on your current computer and any other computer you wish, without
    time limitations. The "full" retail disk is the only way to go.

    C.B., Apr 17, 2008
  10. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    Thank you for your information. It is always nice to know your options.
    couchclan, Apr 17, 2008
  11. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    Maybe you can help explain this, After installing a new upgrade version of
    Vista Ultimate and valadating my copy it says "Windows is activated". I'm
    thinking ok, this took care of the problem. When I get back to my desktop,
    in the lower righthand corner by the sidebar area it says" Windows Vista (TM)
    Build 6001 This copy of windows is not genuine. I purchased this at a Costco
    store and it was sealed when I got it. How can it not be genunie? I am hoping
    you may be able to shed some light on this. Thank you
    couchclan, Apr 18, 2008
  12. I'm sure your copy is genuine. Explaining Microsoft screwing up is
    beyond me. With them, it's a daily thing. Just a wild guess. Awhile
    back Microsoft was forced to admit that it has spyware embedded in
    Vista that in effect "phones home" reporting if or not your copy of
    Vista is legitimate. This isn't a one time thing, it KEEPS happening
    on a random basis. Well guess what, somebody at Microsoft goofed up
    the software this verification routine runs on and a lot of people
    were labeled as "crooks" when it fact they too had perfectly
    legitimate copies of Vista.

    Hit the Start orb then right click on Computer then properties. Be
    interested in what it says at the bottom. It should say Windows
    Activation, followed by a long product ID number and over at the right
    a blue logo saying ask for genuine Microsoft software.

    I would contact Microsoft
    and give em hell. I sure would. They may give you a new product number
    to get rid of the nag screen. Of course that very well could mess up
    your install, remember its Microsoft crap.
    Adam Albright, Apr 18, 2008
  13. couchclan

    couchclan Guest

    Thank you so much. I feel so much better. I thought I did something wrong.
    Yes it says windows activation and the blue logo is there. Next stop calling
    Microsoft. Thak you again for all your assistance.
    couchclan, Apr 18, 2008
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