Windows Activation

Posted: 09-08-2008, 05:22 AM
OK, I'm quite irritated with Vista asking me to activate so many times, i
didn't even do any hardware changes. (I'm using the laptop for Vista)

Whats going on?

If Vista has a maximum number of licenses (activations) isn't Microsoft's
broken software kinda like... cheating me of the licenses?!

Windows Activation


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Windows Activation
Posted: 09-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Hi,

To start with, you can (re)activate as many times as necessary on the same
system. It's inconvenient to have to phone it in, but there isn't an upper
limit to reactivations.

However, you shouldn't have to be doing it at all for the most part.
Reactivation is prompted when the system detects a significant number of
hardware changes. Unfortunately, it has also been documented that certain
driver updates can cause this as well, even though no physical changes were
made. What you may be encountering is a repeat behavior due to a driver
install. The solution would be to obtain a more recent version, or revert to
a prior version.

It may be difficult to discern which one is the cause unless you can recall
what was updated prior to this occuring. Frequent offenders include audio
and video drivers.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Ristar" <Ristar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> OK, I'm quite irritated with Vista asking me to activate so many times, i
> didn't even do any hardware changes. (I'm using the laptop for Vista)
>
> Whats going on?
>
> If Vista has a maximum number of licenses (activations) isn't Microsoft's
> broken software kinda like... cheating me of the licenses?!
 
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