i restarted my gateway vista home premium computer and my activation key says that is being use RRS feed

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  • i lost the cds the came with my gateway T-1631 latop and  a month ago my computer got extremely infected so i ask my friend to let me borrow his copy of windows vista home premium since he updated his xp to vista and right now that i am trying to activate my key it say that is being use  what can ido to validate my key? i bought this computer from best buy a year ago but i didnt bought any warranty
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 5:02 AM


  • Hi fer74bmx,

      For that error message, try Activating by Phone.

    NOTE: when you call the number, you will first hear an Automated Voice. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep., select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Activating using the Automatic Voice might work, but it's unlikely in this situation.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS

    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 4, 2010 8:00 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, February 5, 2010 10:57 PM
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 8:00 PM