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Unable to activate windows vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • My HDD recently died and i had it replaced. Everything was going fine untill my Vista expired. No problme i thought and tried to activate Vista to only recieve an error. I constantly recieved errors saying my product key was invalid.  I don't know why it says it. Am i going be forced into buying another copy of vista just because my HDD died and i had it replaced? That's silly. I paid good money for that OS, I shouldn't be forced to buy another due to my HDD dieing.
    • Moved by Matthew R.- Microsoft Tuesday, March 9, 2010 2:36 PM WGA Issue (From:Windows Vista Security, Privacy, and User Accounts)
    Monday, March 8, 2010 5:33 PM

Answers


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    Try this, and take the phone Option, and hold on for a real person to explain to:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/quick-start/activation-faq.aspx

     Activation FAQs at above link.

     

    1. Click Start, and in the Search box typeslui.exe 4

    2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard

    3. Select your Country.

    4. Take the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person. mm

     

     If locked out except for 3 choices, use the reduced functionality option to get into Windows to do the above Activation.

     

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads

     

    “Issues relating to the Windows Vista Software Protection Platform - Non-Genuine dialog boxes, validation problems, or Software Licensing Services messages.”

     

    If the information/help supplied does not work, repost your question in the above Forum.

     

     

    Cheers.


    Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner
    Monday, March 8, 2010 6:06 PM

All replies


  •  

    Try this, and take the phone Option, and hold on for a real person to explain to:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/quick-start/activation-faq.aspx

     Activation FAQs at above link.

     

    1. Click Start, and in the Search box typeslui.exe 4

    2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard

    3. Select your Country.

    4. Take the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person. mm

     

     If locked out except for 3 choices, use the reduced functionality option to get into Windows to do the above Activation.

     

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/threads

     

    “Issues relating to the Windows Vista Software Protection Platform - Non-Genuine dialog boxes, validation problems, or Software Licensing Services messages.”

     

    If the information/help supplied does not work, repost your question in the above Forum.

     

     

    Cheers.


    Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner
    Monday, March 8, 2010 6:06 PM
  • hank you very much, its activated now, though not through the phone activation anyways, but thanks for the support. i activated it online
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 12:05 PM