Windows Activation not genuine! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a machine that exceeded the 30 days you are given to activate Vista Enterprise.  When I try to login, the screen goes black with the message in the righthand corner of the screen saying that the Activation Key is not genuine.  From that point, I can''t do anything.  How do I go about getting the OS activated without losing any data?
    Friday, June 22, 2007 8:23 PM


  • Because this forum is dedicated to validation issues, you’ll need to contact outside support for the expertise necessary to troubleshoot your activation issue.  You can do so by posting or searching in the Vista pubic newsgroups, found here: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx or by following this link to Product Support Services.  Microsoft has a 90 day free support period that starts on the day you first acquire Vista. 

    If you bought your computer pre-installed with Vista either from a computer store or an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) like Dell or Gateway, you’ll need to contact them for support.  Thank you!

    Friday, June 22, 2007 10:52 PM