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  • one thing about vista activation

    i have instaled and activated (and validation)  vista home premium 64 on my home computer (intel P965+ICH8R) with sata controller in ide mode, later i changed mode to ahci and surprise - i need activation again (noticed this later because i was out a few days after changing mode and computer was off - passed the 3 day grace period)



    reverting to ide mode - vista is activated



    i consider this a critical and stupid problem, since there is no hardware change and i hope for a solution to this


    thank you!

    Saturday, April 7, 2007 8:27 AM

All replies

  • Would you please try phone activating?  You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4" in the search field in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.  Please speak with a customer service representative when given the option.  Thank you!
    Monday, April 9, 2007 7:19 PM
  • vista is activated when i set sata controler in ide mode

    my point is - no hardware change, just different modes of the same hardware  (pci id differ), is treated as a major hardware change - microsoft should fix that
    Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:20 PM