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  • Hi all
     I have a genuine copy of Windows Vista Ultimate which I installed and activated on my computer some months ago. Problem is I just built me a new PC and have installed Windows Vista onto it using the same product key ( It is no longer in use on the old PC). It installed fine and is running well but when I try to activate. I'm told "the product key I typed is already in use" and that I will need another product key.
    Where do I go for help?

    Mick
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 10:55 PM

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    You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. Select your Country.

     

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.

     

    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.

     

    6.  Then visit http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/  and click Validate Windows.

     


    Please note: I am not a Microsoft employee...only a voluntary forum contributor.
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, September 3, 2008 6:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, September 3, 2008 6:17 PM
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 3:27 AM
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