I want to re-install vista, I have activated My product key months ago, How to do this with no problems? Please! RRS feed

  • Question


    I've had problems with explore and windows blue screen of death, and slow and lock up's.  I would like to do a full reload of the windows Ultimate Vista Upgade Version with the product key and it is activated on this hard drive.  How do I De-activate my product key or what?  what should I do? Or does this matter???
    Sunday, October 21, 2007 9:08 PM


  • Hi Esixtus,


      You do not need to de-activate the product key, but after you reinstall Vista, you will need to Activate again. If you have any problems with Activating over the Internet, then try Activate by Phone and talk to a live person.


      Please remember that your copy of Vista is an Upgrade, and Vista checks to see if there is an older version of Windows (on the computer) that qualifies for a Vista upgrade.


    Good luck with the re-install
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:46 PM