Error when trying to validate windows RRS feed

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  • We have a volume license agreement with Microsoft through the University.  I have just upgraded my Windows XP Professional to Windows Vista Ultimate through media and MAK provided by Microsoft.  When trying to activate windows it says my key has already been in use and when i try to enter the MAK key as provided by Windows it gives the following:

    The product key you have entered will not work with this edition of Windows Vista.

    You must either run Windows Vista Setup or enter a Windows Vista Ultimate product key.

    Info as follows for products being used:

    DVD Used:  Microsoft Licensing Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade 4CN-00783
    MAK was provided via email by Volume Licensing Support
    System is Dell XPS 410 Desktop that had Windows XP Media Center Pre-installed by Dell

    When i went to upgrade the copy of XP Pro it did not let me use the code provided and so i left it blank and now it says i have 30 days left to activate this copy.  Please let me know what i need to do to take care of this.  thank you



    Friday, January 19, 2007 3:57 AM


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