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  • Question

  • Recently the hard disk drive in my laptop broke down. and now I have a new HDD in my laptop.
    I install windows again (windows vista home basic.) when i activate my product key again I get an error (0xC004C003) which says that the serial key is already in use.
    As you can see, the old HDD is no longer in use, so what can I do to de-activate the key on the that HDD (which is no longer in use since it broke down), and activate it on the new HDD?
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 4:04 AM

Answers

  • You can reactivate your Windows Vista installation by performing the following:

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

    3. Select your Country.

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation (no charge).


    Carey Frisch
    • Proposed as answer by Cyberking1 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 9, 2009 9:00 PM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 4:53 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • You can reactivate your Windows Vista installation by performing the following:

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

    3. Select your Country.

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation (no charge).


    Carey Frisch
    • Proposed as answer by Cyberking1 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, September 9, 2009 9:00 PM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 4:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Please perform the phone activation and confirm the results. Will highly appreciate your posting.  :))
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 8:20 AM