Vista Ultimate 64-bit, phone activation fails... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a genuine Vista Ultimate 64-bit.


    1. I've added extra 4gb memory to my system.

    2. I got prompted to activate the OS.

    3. Activation over the internet fails, I'll do it over the phone.

    3. Person asks for first set of digits, then gives me full activation key.

    4. I enter it, verify and click finish...

    5. Error - "The number you've entered does not match installation key"


    -- I've done it twice and no luck...


    6.  I perform a fresh os installation.

    7.  Activation - exactly same happens.  Activation code given to me over the phone    causes error #5.

    8.  I've tried various "tricks" with slmgr from this forum, but still no luck activating.


    Please help!


    Monday, April 16, 2007 1:09 PM