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Vista Product Key Already In Use


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#1 unh0lyx

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:33 AM

I reinstalled vista clean because I was sick of all the junk on my computer and it was acting sluggish. Besides the point, after I finished reinstalling, and went to activate it again, it told me it is already in use. What am I supposed to do now? There is no way i'm buying vista again. All I did was reinstall it on the same computer i've ever used it on.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:38 AM

Because you activated it the first time, Windows suspects that this may be someone attempting to use your key illegally. Usually there's a telephone number that you can call to activate it (and you'll need to do that in this scenario). After a few questions they'll give you an Activation Code to enter into the window and that should be it. It takes about 6 minutes to complete (I've done it in 4 :huh: at work)

Here's a link that describes some other issues: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931573
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:48 AM

Awesome. I think its pretty bad that they charge 59 dollars for support requests. Do you have number I need to call?

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:54 AM

You'll have to have the activation screen open to read them the numbers from it - and to input the numbers that they give you (to activate it). And, to get to that screen, you'll go by the screen with the telephone numbers.

There should be an activation icon in the system tray that you can launch to start the process.

Edited by usasma, 26 January 2008 - 10:54 AM.
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