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How to by pass preinstalled windows vista oem

    Question

  • I contacted Microsoft to reactivate my Vista but since it was preinstalled I must call HP to bypass the OEM key.  Hp wants $100 to do this because my warrenty has expired.  All this because I am want to upgrade to Windows 7 but i can't because my Vista is not activated.  I have had this computer for 2+ years and never had a problem.  Now because of auto updates, I have to reactivate.  Is there a way to do this with out HP?  Can I reset to factory setting to solve this?
    Sabra Morrison
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:00 PM

Answers

  • You will have to change your product key to the one from your COA label that is affixed to your HP computer.

    1. Click start

    2. Right-click Computer

    3. Select Properties

    4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select change product key

     

    You will have to activate by phone:

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type:  slui.exe 4

    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

    5) Stay on the phone and wait for a person to help you


    Carey Frisch
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:45 PM
    Moderator

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  • You will have to change your product key to the one from your COA label that is affixed to your HP computer.

    1. Click start

    2. Right-click Computer

    3. Select Properties

    4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select change product key

     

    You will have to activate by phone:

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type:  slui.exe 4

    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

    5) Stay on the phone and wait for a person to help you


    Carey Frisch
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:45 PM
    Moderator
  • To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
    - IN YOUR OWN THREAD, please
     
    "SDJM662011" wrote in message news:d2d79063-1923-46e4-8c4b-9cd0685ef831...
    I contacted Microsoft to reactivate my Vista but since it was preinstalled I must call HP to bypass the OEM key.  Hp wants $100 to do this because my warrenty has expired.  All this because I am want to upgrade to Windows 7 but i can't because my Vista is not activated.  I have had this computer for 2+ years and never had a problem.  Now because of auto updates, I have to reactivate.  Is there a way to do this with out HP?  Can I reset to factory setting to solve this?
    Sabra Morrison

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:10 AM
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