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  • Question

  • I did a re-install of Windows Vista last night as I was dual booting with XP, I was satisfied with Vista and decided to make the big switch, I did so fine until I realised my Windows hasn't been activated!

    I own an OEM disc so I hear that a change in hardware or just a re-install can trigger the reactivation. Through some public forums I've heard that there are OEM discs going round the internet, am I still able to reactivate with my OEM or am I going to shouted at/hung up on by an MS Rep on the phone? Or are the Dell OEM serials detectable thus my phone reactivation should be no problem?

    Thanks
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:19 PM

Answers

  • I hadn't replaced the motherboard, I did another reinstall and I pinned it down to the installing of chipset drivers. If I installed drivers over the ones that Vista installed I get the activation problem, I re-installed Vista and installed SP1 RTM and it's activated now, the only thing I've done different is those drivers.

     

    Thanks for your help Smile.

     

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:15 PM

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  • 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.

     

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:21 PM
    Moderator
  • Thankyou, can I just confirm that these details look correct.

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0069.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Cached Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-9364X-37XGX-24W6P
    Windows Product Key Hash: aA067NOL80NWIZ94L6hWVdZMoIo=
    Windows Product ID: 89587-OEM-7332132-00141
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.001
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {B08CB09D-2014-41C1-AE5F-D58302C32F04}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.59.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2920-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3\firefox.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{B08CB09D-2014-41C1-AE5F-D58302C32F04}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0069.0</Version><OS>6.0.6001.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-24W6P</PKey><PID>89587-OEM-7332132-00141</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-186381360-93619199-2116842524</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD</Manufacturer><Model>MS-7246</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>042607</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070426000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>A6333507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:24 PM
  • The above says that I'm genuine, I went to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ and it says that my Windows version is genuine as well, yet under my system properties I have 3 days left to activate.

    Also when I type slui.exe 4, this Window comes up.

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1406/92720565yz5.jpg

    What should I do?
    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:41 PM
  • It appears you installed an OEM copy of Windows Vista that has designed only to activate on a specific model computer (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer, etc.) having a specific PC manufacturer's model motherboard and BIOS.  What exactly does the label show on the DVD?  Did you happen to replace your motherboard?

     

    Windows License Type: OEM SLP

     

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 10:21 PM
    Moderator
  • I hadn't replaced the motherboard, I did another reinstall and I pinned it down to the installing of chipset drivers. If I installed drivers over the ones that Vista installed I get the activation problem, I re-installed Vista and installed SP1 RTM and it's activated now, the only thing I've done different is those drivers.

     

    Thanks for your help Smile.

     

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008 12:15 PM