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Vista Activation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by nathane, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. nathane

    nathane Thread Starter

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    Hey all again.
    Ok, here is the deal. I cannot activate Windows Vista Ultimate x64
    Why? well...

    1. As it is OEM software, I cannot activate via phone
    2. I live in college behind an authenticating proxy server (which they will not adjust for me - even though there is a microsoft web site saying exactly what the problem is and how to fix it) so activating over the internet doesn't work
    3. Proxy bypass software (ex privoxy etc) doesn't work
    4. I cant ring or email microsoft for troubleshooting since the software is OEM
    5. It a VERY VERY large tower so moving it to somewhere is a real pain in the ***

    I dont know what you are meant to do if you have an OEM copy of Vista and dont have an internet connection???

    Any ideas anyone??:eek:
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Maybe I'm missing something about Vista, but why can't you call Microsoft if it's an OEM version? You could do that with XP.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I guess you're out of luck. Get your moving shoes on and move to a place where you can activate it.
     
  4. krs7272

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    In exchange for the discounted price and the fact that OEM is meant to be installed as is say OEM there is no Tech Support from Microsoft. Thats supposed to be provided from the OEM manufacturer hence OEM.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    That doesn't explain why it can't be activated. Windows XP OEM versions can be activated online or via telephone. It only describes the general support structure.
     
  6. loserOlimbs

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070126/tc_zd/199653

    Thats all I got
     
  7. Compiler

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    Its just M$... sticking it to ya... ;)

    Get out the red-wagon, gotta move that baby across the street.
     
  8. jmwills

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    No it's not Microsoft. It's the school sticking it to ya!!
     
  9. Old Rich

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    Just call the number on the Activation screen . . takes 5 mins . .
     
  10. Compiler

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    Er, no its M$ sticking it to the user... As the poster has stated, while his school is part of the problem - the inability to CALL is a M$ issue.
     
  11. Old Rich

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    No reason he cannot call M/S to activate the installation . .
     
  12. loserOlimbs

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    Thats what I got out of it.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070126/tc_zd/199653
    Did no one read this MS themselves said you can call the number to activate according to Yahoo News.
     
  13. Tha*Lunat!k

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    Whether or not MS provides technical support for it there still should be no problem calling to activate the installation, as others have said. I'd call the number showing during attempts to activate, I don't believe they would decline to assist.
     
  14. jmwills

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    Blaming Microsoft is like blaming BP because you had a car accident.
     
  15. Compiler

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    Well.. that makes sense! If BP didnt sell ya the gas... your car wouldn't have moved to be in any accident.
     
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