reinstall vista -- would it work? RRS feed

  • Question

  • am using vista ultimate and have successfully validated it.

    i wish to reinstall because the OS has become unstable since i installed dreamscene. would i still be able to successfully be able to activate it online because there would be no hardware changes?

    or is there any other steps i must take before i format my hard drive?

    Saturday, August 18, 2007 12:50 AM


  • As long as you reinstall Windows Vista on the same computer, you should be able to activate as you did originally.  However, it you are unable to activate via the internet, then follow this procedure for phone activation:


    You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4" (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.

    The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.

    Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:30 PM