Vista & Win 7 Dual Boot (Re)Activation Problems RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had a dual boot system with Win 7 Ult 64 as principal and Vista Ult 64 as secondary. I have a full copy of Vista and  an upgrade for Win 7. Everything was fine until the Mobo failed (I changed from Gigabyte to Asus), I decided to go for a clean install of both OSs to avoid any hardware problems. Now when I try to activate I get a message saying the Key is already in use. When I tried to install Win 7 it told me the copy wasn't genuine. MGA diagnostic Tool shows that Vista Is Genuine. I can't find anything in help that will allow me to resolve this issue
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 9:20 AM


  • Hello Flying Scotsman 1946,

      For the "Key is already in use" error, please use the Activate by Phone method, instead.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:29 PM
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 7:20 PM