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Activation Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ddvlad, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. ddvlad

    ddvlad Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have just updated my BIOS, which caused my processor to be correctly detected. However, Windows thought I changed hardware and required re-activation, which I went along with without thinking too much. Now Vista says the product key is already in use, probably because I registered online with the older configuration. How can I activate it again?

    -Vlad

    PS: I got my Vista from MSDNAA, so Tech Support is most probably out of the question.
     
  2. kama64

    kama64

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    Just call the activation phone number for microsoft and explain the situation
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Yep, you'll have to call the 800 number, it's happened to me a few times. Happily, my Vista key is good for 10 installs, so it'll take a while before the changes force an activation issue. :)
     
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