Vista Home Premium asks me to activate after one year!! RRS feed

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  • Hi Guys,

    I have the same issue. Bought a Gateway Laptop a year ago with Vista Home Premimum on it and it was running fine until today when I uninstalled a few applications (including MSN Messenger). After the reboot, it asked me to activate Windows and I tried and it said that my key was invalid or in use ..??????
    What the hell happened here? Did someone hack my computer and stole the serial # ?

    It's noooot working!!!
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:20 AM



    You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:


    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4


    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.


    3. Select your Country.


    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.


    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.


    6.  Then visit http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/  and click Validate Windows.

    Please note: I am not a Microsoft employee...only a voluntary forum contributor.
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, September 3, 2008 6:00 PM
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 9:05 PM