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  • hello i had a problem a while back with my vista it said to activate by phone but i lost thenumber and cant find it again can you help, also im in england
    • Split by Stephen Holm Friday, December 12, 2008 7:23 PM Split post
    Friday, December 12, 2008 6:59 PM


  • Hello Dark Womble,

    Please follow the guidance below and you will get the phone number for your region. 

    From the Desktop:

    a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.

    b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.

    Also you may reference the following site for various Telephone Activation Centers:


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    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager

    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, December 12, 2008 7:49 PM
    Friday, December 12, 2008 7:25 PM