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ACTIVATION PROBLEM!!!-my vista ultimate i bought, and installed for the 2nd time on the same computer...... RRS feed

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  • hello!

               i bought win vista, and installed for the 2nd time on the same computer,and now,when i try to activate it, it says that it is already in use!!!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!

                            i'm counting on you microsoft people to do justice to me.

                                 thanking you,

             you're my only hope or i'll have to forget about having a computer.                                

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:12 PM

Answers

  •  pranay john wrote:
    hi, thanx but is there any other solution?

                please help

     

    Did the Activate by Phone method that Carey provided not work? If not, what happened (be specific). Do the below steps to  Activate by Phone, work any better for you?

     

    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 enterand follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to tansfer you to a Live Rep.


    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

     

     

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 9:51 PM

All replies

  • You can reset your Windows Vista activation 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.

     

    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.

     

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:35 PM
    Moderator
  • hi, thanx but is there any other solution?

                please help

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:04 PM
  • Did you reinstall your Windows Vista Ultimate using the Upgrade or Full Version?  Please confirm that you have just one installation of Vista Ultimate on your computer.

     

    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:46 PM
    Moderator
  •  pranay john wrote:
    hi, thanx but is there any other solution?

                please help

     

    Did the Activate by Phone method that Carey provided not work? If not, what happened (be specific). Do the below steps to  Activate by Phone, work any better for you?

     

    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 enterand follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to tansfer you to a Live Rep.


    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager

     

     

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 9:51 PM