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not able to validate my version of vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • Good morning,

     

    I bought a computer with windows vista and I am still not able to validate my version, now it is running in reduced functionality and I can't get anything to be fixed. When I try to validate it using the internet, it says thank you for validating but the problem is never solved, I tried diffrent validation methods, like the small program from the dos cmd mode, I wrote my product key manually, i got the same my windows is validating method, but i can still see in the desktop wallpaper a message that says my copy is not original, what's the solution ?

     

    Thanks

    Sunday, February 10, 2008 2:03 PM

Answers

  •  The slmgr.vbs -rearm command only works for Vista that is in Activation Reduced Functionality (i.e Vista that has passed it's Activation Grace period and has gone into Reduced Functionality mode) and will only give another 30 day activation grace period and will then return to Reduced Functionality mode. This command can only be used 3 times.

     

     If you would like me to troubleshoot the issue, please download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue" click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.


    If you do not have access to the Start Button:

    1) Login to Vista and Click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.

    2) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    3) A window will come up asking if you want to Run or Save, Select Run

    4) When the program runs, Click the Continue button, then click the Copy button.

    5) Return to this thread by Typing: http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2820502&SiteID=25 into the browser address bar.

    6) In a reply post, Paste the Diagnostic Report.

     

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:02 AM

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  • Please follow these steps:

    1)    Log on
    2)    Choose "run computer with REDUCED functionality- this will open an internet browser.
    3)    Click on FILE on the icons above.
    4)    Click on "Open file".
    5)    Open COMPUTER>WINDOWS>SYSTEM32.
    6)    Once you get to system 32, Scroll down to the filename "
    cmd".
    7)    Right-click on it then
    Run it As Administrator.
    8)    Minimize your browser then you should see a "black window" where you need to type something.
    9)    Now this is the most important: type:
    slmgr.vbs -rearm
    10)  If successful, a message would appear saying the operation is successful.
    11)  Restart your Computer.
    12)  Log on: Your problem should be solved.

    How to Get Out of Reduced Functionality Mode in Vista:http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/121866-reduced-functionality-mode.html

     

    Sunday, February 10, 2008 3:23 PM
    Moderator
  •  The slmgr.vbs -rearm command only works for Vista that is in Activation Reduced Functionality (i.e Vista that has passed it's Activation Grace period and has gone into Reduced Functionality mode) and will only give another 30 day activation grace period and will then return to Reduced Functionality mode. This command can only be used 3 times.

     

     If you would like me to troubleshoot the issue, please download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue" click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.


    If you do not have access to the Start Button:

    1) Login to Vista and Click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.

    2) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    3) A window will come up asking if you want to Run or Save, Select Run

    4) When the program runs, Click the Continue button, then click the Copy button.

    5) Return to this thread by Typing: http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2820502&SiteID=25 into the browser address bar.

    6) In a reply post, Paste the Diagnostic Report.

     

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:02 AM