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Solved: CHanged hardware... tells me it needs to activate but won't?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by StumpedTechy, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. StumpedTechy

    StumpedTechy Thread Starter

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    Ugh this is more annoying than a real problem. I was running vista on a 512 meg ram machine that was locking up. I took out the HDD and placed it in a 1.5ghz ram machine. Of course different hardware yadda yadda yadda. The funny thing is it installed like a dream which I was not expecting. The ONLY driver it did not find on its own was a the video card and I made that change manually. Of course after all this on the next reboot it says multiple components were changed this requires reactivation. I tried to reactivate it and it failed. Sure enough each reboot it says reactivate but it never does but I am able to continue using it.


    I know a rebuild will clean it all up but is there any way around this reactivation loop I seem to be in?
     
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  3. Remnorz

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    Call Microsoft to activate the version... I did the same thing to test my comp with different memories etc and had to call... it's a pain but it will work :).
     
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    I had to pick to Change my CD key and type in the number I already had in... Strange but it worked.
     
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