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  • i  had a genuine windows vista home premium sp1 but recently i formatted my laptop from a different cd but i entered my genuine product key. it was okay but after i installed sp2 it is asking for activation and when i enters the genuine key it says that this product is already in use and it shows error code. please help i am in dire need of it as only it shows that only 6 days have been left
    Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:23 AM

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  • i  had a genuine windows vista home premium sp1 but recently i formatted my laptop from a different cd but i entered my genuine product key. it was okay but after i installed sp2 it is asking for activation and when i enters the genuine key it says that this product is already in use and it shows error code. please help i am in dire need of it as only it shows that only 6 days have been left

    The code is in use - by your previous install.
    Try using Telephone Activation - speak to an operator.
     
    Activate by phone
     
     
    1. Type "slui 4" in the start menu search box, hit enter
     
    2. Select country or region
     
    3. Dial the number, DO NOT select any menu options, just wait and a person will pick up.
     
    4. activate by phone.

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:53 PM
    Saturday, September 11, 2010 9:57 AM
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