Activating

Posted: 10-30-2007, 01:09 AM
My HD recently crashed and as a result I had to buy a new Hard drive and i
had to reinstall Windows Vista. ANd even then I had to buy a full version of
Vista, and reupgraded that using my Ultimate disk. But now the OS won't let
me activate my Vista is there any way to fix this without putting down
another 200 on a upgrade.

Activating


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Jupiter Jones [MVP]
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Re: Activating
Posted: 10-30-2007, 01:48 AM
Did you already have Windows Vista before this started?
If so, why did you purchase Windows Vista again?

As for activation, choose the option to activate by phone.
Call the displayed number for your region, normally done in less than
10 minutes.

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"cdkl" <cdkl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My HD recently crashed and as a result I had to buy a new Hard drive
> and i
> had to reinstall Windows Vista. ANd even then I had to buy a full
> version of
> Vista, and reupgraded that using my Ultimate disk. But now the OS
> won't let
> me activate my Vista is there any way to fix this without putting
> down
> another 200 on a upgrade.
cdkl
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Re: Activating
Posted: 10-30-2007, 05:36 AM
I bought Vista Home since the Ultimate I had was only a upgrade. So i needed
something to upgrade off of.

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> Did you already have Windows Vista before this started?
> If so, why did you purchase Windows Vista again?
>
> As for activation, choose the option to activate by phone.
> Call the displayed number for your region, normally done in less than
> 10 minutes.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "cdkl" <cdkl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:41D90277-E0BE-49DE-94BB-BBF87DB5ACD3@microsoft.com...
> > My HD recently crashed and as a result I had to buy a new Hard drive
> > and i
> > had to reinstall Windows Vista. ANd even then I had to buy a full
> > version of
> > Vista, and reupgraded that using my Ultimate disk. But now the OS
> > won't let
> > me activate my Vista is there any way to fix this without putting
> > down
> > another 200 on a upgrade.
>
>
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Re: Activating
Posted: 10-30-2007, 10:08 AM
http://vistarewired.com/2007/02/28/p...-upgrade-disc/

Microsoft even confirmed that the workaround was possible but warned that
they would be violating the terms of use agreed to when they purchased
Vista.
So it's up to you if you choose this route.

All the best,
George


"cdkl" <cdkl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I bought Vista Home since the Ultimate I had was only a upgrade. So i
>needed
> something to upgrade off of.
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Did you already have Windows Vista before this started?
>> If so, why did you purchase Windows Vista again?
>>
>> As for activation, choose the option to activate by phone.
>> Call the displayed number for your region, normally done in less than
>> 10 minutes.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "cdkl" <cdkl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:41D90277-E0BE-49DE-94BB-BBF87DB5ACD3@microsoft.com...
>> > My HD recently crashed and as a result I had to buy a new Hard drive
>> > and i
>> > had to reinstall Windows Vista. ANd even then I had to buy a full
>> > version of
>> > Vista, and reupgraded that using my Ultimate disk. But now the OS
>> > won't let
>> > me activate my Vista is there any way to fix this without putting
>> > down
>> > another 200 on a upgrade.
>>
>>

 
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