Why is mt ativation ket all ready in use" RRS feed

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  • I like to know why when i try to activate my windows vista hom basic and it says it is already in use why is that/
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:14 PM


  • Hello badbabyblue,


      The "already in use" error just means that you will need to Activate using the By Phone method.  If you do not know how to Activate by Phone then just click the Start button and type: slui 4 and then hit the Enter key.  This will launch the Activate by Phone windows, select your location from the drop down menu and then follow the directions.  Once you phone the Activation Call Center, either select the option to talk to a Live Activation Rep or if there is no option, do not say or enter anything in the phone prompt, this will force the phone prompt to transfer you to a Live Rep.  The live Rep will assist you in completing the Activation Process.


    Thank you,

    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:13 PM
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:13 PM