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Windows won't activate RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought a new Gateway PC that came with Vista and a Vista upgrade disc. Later I used the Vista upgrade disc to upgrade my hp PC, it asked me for a serial key so I put the key that was on my Gateway PC and it accept it. Now while I was looking at my system rating I notice at the bottom it said, ' 2 day(s) until automatic activation. Active Windows now.' WTF? Anyways I enter my serial key and click next. Then it saids Windows Activation Error and Error Code 0xC004E003.
      
              -Ben
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:08 PM

Answers

  • That product key can only be used and activated on a Gateway computer.
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:30 PM
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All replies

  • It appears you created your own problem by using the Gateway product key on the HP computer.  That product key can only be used on a Gateway computer.  What you need to do is purchase a retail Windows Vista product key for your HP computer and change the existing Gateway product key to the new retail product key.
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:01 PM
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  • But it accepts it just doesn't complete activation.
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:23 PM
  • That product key can only be used and activated on a Gateway computer.
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:30 PM
    Moderator