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    I had installed Visat Home Pre. 64 bit on my hard drive. I had actived it and had started to download updates when my drive started to fail. I reinstalled Vista os a second smaller drive that was in the computer. When I went to go activate it it said that my key was already in use and call customer suppourt. During the call I was told that I would have to pay $59 to talk to Tech Support, to "maybe" fix the problem. I don't have a WGA right as I put XP back on and was goning to wait and buy a bigger hard drive scince I was going to have to pay to reinstall only installed once ever product. Does this sound right?
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:54 AM

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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.

     

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 2:26 PM
    Moderator
  • IT WORKED!!!!! THANKS GUYS!!!

    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 8:13 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.

     

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 2:26 PM
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  • Hello Shaydis,

     

      You are only able to Activate over the Internet, once. Any Activations after the first Must be done by phone. Don't call Tech support, do not pay $59, just follow Carey's steps.

     

    Thank you,

    darin Smith

    WGA Forum Mamager

     

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:01 PM
  • Ok, I'll try in a few weeks and let you know how it came out. Thank you for the help!

     

    Friday, February 1, 2008 12:56 AM
  • IT WORKED!!!!! THANKS GUYS!!!

    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 8:13 PM