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Unable to reactivate my vista.

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#1 VictorSavage


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Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:29 PM

My laptop was recently taken into to geeksquad and the HDD was replaced, and vista is wanting me to activate it. Problem is the key is not working, I keep getting an error when I try to activate it.

I am unable to do it over the phone because it is not giving me any option to do it by phone.

How do I fix it so i can activate my vista? I don't want to buy another copy because I had to replace my HDD that's silly. I still have all my info from the box.

Edited by VictorSavage, 18 May 2009 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:34 PM

Note that if this is a retail computer with the OS preinstalled, you have to contact the manufacturer of the computer


Edited by garmanma, 18 May 2009 - 05:40 PM.

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#3 VictorSavage

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

Didn't work.

I'm still not getting any option to call even after doing those steps, adn i can't change my Product key because it gives me an error.

this is the error I get:

error code: 0xC004F050
The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid.

Edited by VictorSavage, 18 May 2009 - 08:29 PM.

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