Product Key stolen?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Achim, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Achim

    Achim Guest

    I am german so my english is bad

    Today I saw a key in my systemtray
    I clicked on it and a windows opened that I have to activate my windows or
    my windows won't work anymore

    I bought it at the end of januar and never had problems with it
    I also didn't chance my hardware!!

    If I entry my key for online activation, it'll say that my key is already in
    use

    I uploaded 2 pictures
    please help quickly

    thank you in advance

    http://achim89.kilu3.de/forum/bilder/1.JPG
    http://achim89.kilu3.de/forum/bilder/2.JPG
     
    Achim, Jun 27, 2007
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  2. Achim

    Tim Guest

    I am English and my english is bad too ;-)

    It doesn't necessarily mean your key has been stolen. For some reason,
    windows has decided something has changed to require re-activation (of
    course I'm assuming you activated it back in January). Just try the phone
    activation.

    Tim
     
    Tim, Jun 27, 2007
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  3. Achim

    Achim Guest

    I wrote the same problem in a german message board and they also told me to
    try a re-activation

    but both online and phone activation doesn't work
    the computervoice told me that there is a problem *bla bla* and it'll
    connect me to a microsoft support
    but the support is only to 11 pm available

    so what can I do now?




    I remember....... I installed 3 updates today
    maybe it's caused by them?
     
    Achim, Jun 27, 2007
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  4. Achim

    Achim Guest

    somehow my first reply isn't shown

    I tried both
    online and phone activation didn't work

    I dialed all numbers correctly

    I remember, I installed 3 updates today
    maybe it's triggered by them?
     
    Achim, Jun 27, 2007
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  5. Achim

    Tim Guest

    Sounds like you will have to call before 11:00 PM.

    Tim
     
    Tim, Jun 27, 2007
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  6. Achim

    You need to call for the activation at a time when a representative is
    available to speak to you.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jun 27, 2007
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  7. Achim

    Mac Guest

    Yeah, and just tell them what is happening - they will help you get it going
    again without too much trouble.
     
    Mac, Jun 28, 2007
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  8. Achim

    Achim Guest

    hey yeah
    now it works again :)

    tahnk you for everything
     
    Achim, Jun 28, 2007
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  9. Achim

    Your welcome, glad you got the problem sorted.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jun 28, 2007
    #9
  10. You mean, over and above the trouble thier vigilante DoS payload has
    already caused? Gee, thanks.


    The rights you save may be your own
     
    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user), Jun 30, 2007
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