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  • I PURCHASED MY LAPTOP 1 YEAR BACK WITH PREINSTALLED WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM FROM MANUFACTURER SONY. ABOUT 4 DAYS BACK LAPTOP STARTED GIVING MESSEGE THAT MY COPY IS NOT GENUINE AND I NEED TO ACTIVATE IT. THE MESSAGE DISPLAYED WAS "Windows Vista (TM) Build 6000 This copy of Windows is not genuine". I PURCHASED THE MACHINE WITH COMPANY INSTALLED WINDOWS. THE COPY IS GENUINE SO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:03 AM

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  • 1) Open Internet Browser

    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

    3) Find the file CMD.exe

    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'

    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar

    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

    9) Type net start slsvc

    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    11) Reboot Twice

    12) You may be required to Re-Activate. Use the Activate by Phone method as outlined here:

    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.

    6. Afterward, visit
    Genuine Microsoft Software and click on Validate Windows, then restart your computer.


    Carey Frisch
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:37 PM
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:28 PM
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