locked
activation code RRS feed

  • Question

  • i have tried repeatedly to put in info .Is there a 1800  to give them the proof of license sn  number.Can they at that point verbally read off the number
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:07 PM

Answers

  •  

    If you are getting an error about the key being invalid, you are mistaking at least one character or you have a misprinted key. The latter is very rare, though it can happen.

    I hate the font that they use for the key - some characters are miserable to discern. J and I look all too much alike, as do O and 0.

    I recommend that you use a magnifying glass to check the characters closely - I find that I need to do this. If you are still encountering a problem with activation, you have about 2 weeks to get activated, so I'd go ahead and open an email request to support, explaining the problem. See the FAQ and use the Trial user option to start the email request. If you can provide a digital image - scan or photo - of the key to the tech that responds, they can validate the key for you.


     
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    If you have an active subscription, which is what was created when you activated on the first computer, you need to use the same LiveID on the subsequent activations. You can't use the same key twice. If you are arriving at a screen to purchase or provide a token, you are likely not using the same LiveID as the subscription ID.

     

    On the first PC, open OneCare and click Help and then About to see your Subscription ID. That is the LiveID to sign in with.

     

    If you don't recall the LiveID you used for your subscription, you will need to contact support who can provide that information to you using your Key and/or contact information.


    How to reach support (FAQ) -

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:32 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • What is the error message when you enter the product key?
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:27 PM
    Moderator
  •  

    If you are getting an error about the key being invalid, you are mistaking at least one character or you have a misprinted key. The latter is very rare, though it can happen.

    I hate the font that they use for the key - some characters are miserable to discern. J and I look all too much alike, as do O and 0.

    I recommend that you use a magnifying glass to check the characters closely - I find that I need to do this. If you are still encountering a problem with activation, you have about 2 weeks to get activated, so I'd go ahead and open an email request to support, explaining the problem. See the FAQ and use the Trial user option to start the email request. If you can provide a digital image - scan or photo - of the key to the tech that responds, they can validate the key for you.


     
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    If you have an active subscription, which is what was created when you activated on the first computer, you need to use the same LiveID on the subsequent activations. You can't use the same key twice. If you are arriving at a screen to purchase or provide a token, you are likely not using the same LiveID as the subscription ID.

     

    On the first PC, open OneCare and click Help and then About to see your Subscription ID. That is the LiveID to sign in with.

     

    If you don't recall the LiveID you used for your subscription, you will need to contact support who can provide that information to you using your Key and/or contact information.


    How to reach support (FAQ) -

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:32 PM
    Moderator