Reactivating Windows Vista? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Okay, my HP has been causing me troubles for the past few months,
    first, the wireless driver went missing, then i installed the updates from hp,
    got into the bluescreen thing, unable to start the laptop, so i sent in to reformat,
    the wireless driver wasnt working still, so i sent the laptop to the HP service centre,
    they called and said that i have to replace the motherboard, something about overheating or some sort (forgive me, im a total beginner at this)

    now, i got my laptop back, but i need to reactivate my windows?
    the HP agent was clueless about this, im even more clueless!
    i typed in the product key from the COA at the back of my laptop but it says "product key is in use"
    help please? do i need to buy a new product key? cant i just use the old original one?
    or request a product key update software or some sort? please, i've spent alot for the motherboard, i dont want to spend more buying Vista AGAIN!
    Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:52 PM


  • Hello Syith,

    Do a telephonic activation by following the instructions in the section "If you cannot activate Windows Vista over the Internet" in the following MS KB article:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940315
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Monday, July 27, 2009 5:31 AM