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Need valid Product Key for Vista Ultimate.....

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    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Need valid Product Key for Vista Ultimate.....

    You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in: slui.exe 4

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

    3. Select your Country.

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.

    5. Once completed, restart your computer.

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    Carey Frisch
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    "rebell" wrote:

    who/where may I call? Or who/where may I email for valid Product Key for my
    Vista Ultimate Upgrage?

    In early December, I upgraded my new HP Slimline s3120n that came with Vista
    Home Edition pre-installed. Since upgrading, I have attempted to activate my
    Vista Ultimate several times only to have the Product Key rejected each time.
    Up until yesterday, after each failed attempt to activate ovfer the past 5-6
    weeks, the program nonetheless loaded and I was allowed to continue using my
    computer, with the Ultimate Upgrade, without a problem.

    However, yesterday, another balloon popped up requesting me to activate my
    Ultimate Upgrade. This time, upon being rejected, I get an error code
    00XC004F061 - 'unauthorized copy of Vista Ultimate' I am then directed to a
    menu driven sight indicating I must purchase a new product key from
    Microsoft!!! I bought my Upgrade at Staples early last Summer and paid
    $259. Why am I being forced to purchased a prodcut key now?! BTW, I had
    one heck of a time upgrading my Home Edition to begin with - I had to
    reconfigure my HP two times before the upgrade 'took'.

    I prefer a direct phone number (or email, chat) to Microsoft to resolve this
    issue. BTW, I did perform a Clean Install as instructed on both Microsoft's
    Forum and the back of the Vista Ultimate Upgrade box. I can scan either my
    receipt or Staples statement and email as proof of purchase if needed. I
    just need my computer up and running - I have work to do!

    Scooter2 (ReBell, Tupelo MS)

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    Re: Need valid Product Key for Vista Ultimate.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Saran View Post
    dzomlija wrote:
    > Saran;593841 Wrote:
    > The very reason why systems such as WGA and DRM exist is because of
    > people like you, who would condone piracy, in whatever form it takes.
    > You yourself said it:
    I never conduned piracy. I never said I assist in installing *pirated* versions. I nfact, I would only ever "remove" the activation machnaism on a *GENUINE* paid for version. This is akin scaping off dirt from the bottom of your new car.

    And I'll say it again, you have it backwards; it's *BECAUSE* of these sorts of DRM that people like myself sometimes take these steps, to ensure our fair use.

    And for the recoard, I rarely do that kind of person service for anyone else. For the most part I reserve that for my own systems, and occasionally for people I know who are fed up with being treated like a criminal when they are paying customers.
    But doesn't that introduce the possibility that someone will abuse this "personal service" that you "sometimes" perform, and make an illegal copy?

    And how has DRM infringed upon my fair use rights? I paid a good R1950 (about US$ 270) for Vista Ultimate x64. I didn't use the original DVD to install. I made a copy of it, and installed using the copy. And guess what? It still accepted my key, and installed without a problem. It never stopped to say "install failed because you're using a copied disc".

    I've got 1000's of songs and movies on my HDD that I also copied in this way, in order to protect the investment. Good thing too, as some of them cannot be replaced if the disc gets stolen or damaged.

    How does bypassing the WGA mechanism (potentially allowing for illegal installations) protect your investment?

    I don't fully understand what you're saying - You sometimes remove the WGA requirement from legal licensed copies of Windows? Why would you even need do that if they were legal licensed copies? It's takes less than 5 seconds to activate over the 'net, so it can hardly be because you want to save time!

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    Waylen Gumbal Guest

    Re: Need valid Product Key for Vista Ultimate.....

    joel406 wrote:

    > I've seen sarans other post and there is no-way in h e double tooth
    > picks this punks a tech of "any" kind.
    Very mature. He actually happens to be correct of many things he posts.
    A lot of it is what's alreayd been said and proven; I've seen article
    after afrticle of these sort of things in many publications and
    journels.

    > He's a punk who could'nt figure out how to crack something and is
    > trolling to vent.
    I didn't see anything about "cracking" (or the inability thereof.) In
    any case that wasn't what the thread was about in any way. Seems you art
    now just fabricating more false hoods to detract away from the real
    problems that exists in Vista.

    > And as far as DRM and Vista are concerned, its never been an issue
    > here.
    Another utter falsehood right there. DRM has been a huge issue with
    Vista before it was ever released.

    -WG



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    Saran Guest

    Re: Need valid Product Key for Vista Ultimate.....

    dzomlija wrote:

    > Saran;594126 Wrote:

    >> dzomlija wrote:> > >

    >>>> Saran;593841 Wrote: > >
    >>>>>
    >>>> The very reason why systems such as WGA and DRM exist is because of
    >>>> people like you, who would condone piracy, in whatever form it
    >>>> takes. You yourself said it: > >
    >>
    >> I never conduned piracy. I never said I assist in installing
    >> *pirated* versions. I nfact, I would only ever "remove" the
    >> activation machnaism on a *GENUINE* paid for version. This is akin
    >> scaping off dirt from the bottom of your new car.
    >>
    >> And I'll say it again, you have it backwards; it's *BECAUSE* of these
    >> sorts of DRM that people like myself sometimes take these steps, to
    >> ensure our fair use.
    >>
    >> And for the recoard, I rarely do that kind of person service for
    >> anyone else. For the most part I reserve that for my own systems, and
    >> occasionally for people I know who are fed up with being treated like
    >> a criminal when they are paying customers.
    >
    > But doesn't that introduce the possibility that someone will abuse
    > this "personal service" that you "sometimes" perform, and make an
    > illegal copy?
    Not really. Not when I limit that sort of thing to family and close
    friends. I'm sure you've never done favors for those closest to you that
    you would likely never do for others you do not know.

    But either way, it's not my place to enforce legitimacy of someone
    else's software. Nor is it yours.

    Besides, think of it logically: if it was a pirated copy of Windows, the
    activation would already be cracked, so it would be pointless to ask for
    such a service in the first place.



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    Re: Need valid Product Key for Vista Ultimate.....

    For what it is worth in my humble opinion the blocking of casual copying by Microsoft is a source of endless aggravation. I have 3 legit copies of Windows XP and a legit copy of both vista 32 and vista 64.

    All of these are registered with Microsoft. None works as conceived. Their stupid server chokes big time on a Ghost image restore. It tells me I have two copies running or some such. So what to do?

    I now have “cracks” for all 3 operating systems. I am not going to tell you where to find those. I will tell you I used Google to find them. Which goes a long ways towards explaining why Microsoft and Google do not see eye to eye on so many levels.

    All knowledge is dangerous in the wrong hands.

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