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  • Question

  • After buying Windows Vista Ultimate from a store, i installed it on my laptop computer and activated it. The performance wasn't up to my standards so i uninstalled it and reinstalled Windows XP using the software bundled with my laptop.

    I decided to install Vista Ultimate on my desktop PC which enabled Windows Aero and other features but when i now try to activate, i get the problem "The product key you typed is already in use.".

    My copy of Vista Ultimate is now only installed on one PC and i am certain it is valid.

    How can i activate this PC with Vista??

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0012.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Detailed Status: 0x1
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JQKK7-6QR8P-2BFHG
    Windows Product Key Hash: 3Q0iMt6ohCirn/KvrT4PaciPLLE=
    Windows Product ID: 89580-006-0719083-71504
    Windows Product ID Type: 5
    Windows License Type: Retail
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001
    ID: 2020c079-7752-41d1-8dbd-a841155ecd16
    Is Admin: No
    AutoDial: No
    Registry: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.5.723.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_rtm.061101-2205
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 100 Genuine
    OGA Version: Failed to retrieve file version. - 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-3178-80070002_025D1FF3-138-80041010_025D1FF3-324-80040154_025D1FF3-269-80040154_025D1FF3-273-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>2020c079-7752-41d1-8dbd-a841155ecd16</UGUID><Version>1.7.0012.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-2BFHG</PKey><PID>89580-006-0719083-71504</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3533685867-2411750711-4004096597</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Fujitsu Siemens</Manufacturer><Model>GA-8ISXT</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Award Software International, Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F3c FS</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20031016000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>7D333507018400D2</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>100</Result><Products><Product GUID="{911B0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}"><LegitResult>100</LegitResult><Name>Microsoft Word 2002</Name><Ver>10</Ver><Val>34DE789EF81B5AE</Val><Hash>mwRfpPYBsK4Kf4T7CGgxdD7e8uE=</Hash><Pid>54189-OEM-1693531-85815</Pid><PidType>4</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

     

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 1:10 PM

Answers

  • I see... In that case would you try phone activating?  You can start the process by typing "slui 4" in a command prompt.  Then choose your country and follow the instructions.  You'll want to talk to a real person when you're given the option.  Then you can explain your situation.

    Thanks!

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 12:31 AM

All replies

  • Please try clicking on the "Change product key" link in System Properties (right-click on Computer in the Start Menu and choose Properties) and entering your key through that method.  Let me know if that works.  Thank you!
    Thursday, March 8, 2007 11:53 PM
  •  Nope - same again i'm afraid.

    Note that my version of Windows Vista used to be activated with the hardware on my other PC.

    Friday, March 9, 2007 6:59 PM
  • I see... In that case would you try phone activating?  You can start the process by typing "slui 4" in a command prompt.  Then choose your country and follow the instructions.  You'll want to talk to a real person when you're given the option.  Then you can explain your situation.

    Thanks!

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 12:31 AM