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  • Question

  • I built my pc about 6 months ago from scratch and purchased a copy of windows vista ultimate - all working no problems. But last week I had a power surge which sorry to say fried the motherboard. So I have purchased a new motherboard / processor, and built it all up again, using the same hard drive which I gave a format and did the clean install of Vista again - now when I go to activate it says that the product key is already in use - what do I do??

     

    Thanks Si

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:20 PM

Answers

  • You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.


    The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.

    Note: The "Start Search" box is located right above the Vista blue start button
              when you click on it.

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:44 PM
    Moderator

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  • You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.


    The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.

    Note: The "Start Search" box is located right above the Vista blue start button
              when you click on it.

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 11:44 PM
    Moderator
  • Thats great, all working now, spoke to Microsoft direct told them the problem and they did the activation over the phone with me.

     

    Thanks

     

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 12:17 AM