activation key problems!! help please!!

Posted: 02-20-2009, 08:53 AM

hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I went ou
and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across to th
new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned on connecte
to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and ge
the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days to activat
it!! help!

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activation key problems!! help please!!


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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 09:46 AM

squeesy cheese;973100 Wrote:
> hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I went ou
> and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across to th
> new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned on connecte
> to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and ge
> the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days to activat
> it!! help!
Hello Squessy Cheese

If you cannot activate Vista online, then you should be able to by th
phone

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/84...ista-phone.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 09:55 AM

hi brink, I did that last time when I installed vista on the old hdd,
but shouldn't it already be activated cause I ghosted all my files
across the the new hdd?


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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 09:59 AM

squeesy cheese;973120 Wrote:
> hi brink, I did that last time when I installed vista on the old hdd
> but shouldn't it already be activated cause I ghosted all my file
> across the the new hdd
Normally it would be, but with the hardware change it may have though
that you installed it on another computer and is wanting you to activat
again

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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 10:02 AM
squeesy cheese <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>
>hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I went out
>and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across to the
>new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned on connected
>to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and get
>the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days to activate
>it!! help!!
So activate it.
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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 10:15 AM

i might ring Microsoft later and explain to them what's happened, thank
for your help though!:

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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 10:17 AM

Mike Torello;973129 Wrote:
> squeesy cheese <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> > >hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I wen
> > out
> > >and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across t
> > the
> > >new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned o
> > connected
> > >to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and get
> > >the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days t
> > activate
> > >it!! help!! > >
>
> So activate it.
i cant, i put in my activation code and it rejects it and says it
already in us

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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 11:51 AM
squeesy cheese <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
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>Mike Torello;973129 Wrote:
>> squeesy cheese <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I went
>> > out
>> > >and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across to
>> > the
>> > >new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned on
>> > connected
>> > >to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and get
>> > >the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days to
>> > activate
>> > >it!! help!! > >
>>
>> So activate it.
>
>i cant, i put in my activation code and it rejects it and says its
>already in use
Then you'll have to phone it in.
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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 06:55 PM
I had the same problem after installing a new drive on my machine last week.
All I did was click the activation option. My ghosted image was actually
from October last year, this allowed me to go back to a complete clean
install rather than later images which had other software installed which I
didn't want. The activation went just fine over the internet. If you do
happen to get a refusal or a 'product key already in use' just select the
'telephone' option. This is an automated service so please listen carefully
to the instructions. If it still does not activate after you have gone
through the automated procedure then 'don't hang up' stay on the line and
you will be transferred to a 'real' person who will help you activate your
system.

PS: After activation don't forget to image your newly activated hard drive.

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> hi all, here's the problem, I ran out of space on my 40gig so I went out
> and bought a new 80gig sata drive, I ghosted all my stuff across to the
> new drive and it boots up fine. left it last night turned on connected
> to the net cause it was doing updates. logged on this morning and get
> the activation screen come up and it says i only have 3 days to activate
> it!! help!!
>
>
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Re: activation key problems!! help please!!
Posted: 02-20-2009, 07:16 PM

just phone Microsoft (bill gates) and got my vista activated :
thanks everyone for your help!!:

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