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How do i activate my SP1 windows vista when i cant find an activation code? RRS feed

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  • Im using a DELL laptop my dad got for me and i recently had to reformat my pc due to some issues with some script or other that messed up, anyway i reinstalled my Windows Vista SP1 and everything was fine till i got a message saying an unauthorized change was made to windows and that i will no longer recieve support and so on i went to the webpage and it says i need to activate it but the disc i got with the laptop dosnt have an activation code with it so how do i resolve this situation?...please help

     

    P.S the windows vista worked fine till the laptop messed up now my screens all black and all i can do is get on the browser :(

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:18 PM

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  • "joannelovestaylor" wrote in message news:8c67e4c4-a21c-4008-9b13-f65162487e7f...

    Im using a DELL laptop my dad got for me and i recently had to reformat my pc due to some issues with some script or other that messed up, anyway i reinstalled my Windows Vista SP1 and everything was fine till i got a message saying an unauthorized change was made to windows and that i will no longer recieve support and so on i went to the webpage and it says i need to activate it but the disc i got with the laptop dosnt have an activation code with it so how do i resolve this situation?...please help

     

    P.S the windows vista worked fine till the laptop messed up now my screens all black and all i can do is get on the browser :(


    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Note: If you do not have access to the Start Button then follow the below steps to generate a Diagnostic Report:

     

    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 http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/thread/8c67e4c4-a21c-4008-9b13-f65162487e7f .

    6)    In a reply post in this thread, paste the Diagnostic Report.


    Darin MS
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:59 PM

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  • "joannelovestaylor" wrote in message news:8c67e4c4-a21c-4008-9b13-f65162487e7f...

    Im using a DELL laptop my dad got for me and i recently had to reformat my pc due to some issues with some script or other that messed up, anyway i reinstalled my Windows Vista SP1 and everything was fine till i got a message saying an unauthorized change was made to windows and that i will no longer recieve support and so on i went to the webpage and it says i need to activate it but the disc i got with the laptop dosnt have an activation code with it so how do i resolve this situation?...please help

     

    P.S the windows vista worked fine till the laptop messed up now my screens all black and all i can do is get on the browser :(


    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Note: If you do not have access to the Start Button then follow the below steps to generate a Diagnostic Report:

     

    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 http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinevista/thread/8c67e4c4-a21c-4008-9b13-f65162487e7f .

    6)    In a reply post in this thread, paste the Diagnostic Report.


    Darin MS
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:59 PM
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 11:35 PM