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reinstall and reactivate

  1. #1


    millionbugs Guest

    reinstall and reactivate

    Hi everyone.

    I bought Windows Vista and installed it over my Windows XP. It was the worst
    experience in my live! I experienced incresing crashed, drivers didn't work
    and it was impossible to upgrade or change them.

    So after 3 months and blue screens all over the place, I decided to back up
    all my important data and have a spring clean installation.

    Now the problems starts again, but this time from another direction. Windows
    Vista keeps coming up with constant activation windows and errors, telling me
    that this key is already in use.

    In the window it is not possible at all to choose the right menu, as
    Microsoft obviously thinks you only install Vista once in a live time. But,
    if I look back in my history with Windows, it is actually the other way
    around. I cannot count anymore how often i have installed Windows again,
    because of bugs!

    Now my question is, how to I get rid of the error message of activation?

    How do i activate again my license I have paid for Windows Vista?

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards

    Stephan



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  2. #2


    Hank Arnold (MVP) Guest

    Re: reinstall and reactivate

    millionbugs wrote:

    > Hi everyone.
    >
    > I bought Windows Vista and installed it over my Windows XP. It was the worst
    > experience in my live! I experienced incresing crashed, drivers didn't work
    > and it was impossible to upgrade or change them.
    >
    > So after 3 months and blue screens all over the place, I decided to back up
    > all my important data and have a spring clean installation.
    >
    > Now the problems starts again, but this time from another direction. Windows
    > Vista keeps coming up with constant activation windows and errors, telling me
    > that this key is already in use.
    >
    > In the window it is not possible at all to choose the right menu, as
    > Microsoft obviously thinks you only install Vista once in a live time. But,
    > if I look back in my history with Windows, it is actually the other way
    > around. I cannot count anymore how often i have installed Windows again,
    > because of bugs!
    >
    > Now my question is, how to I get rid of the error message of activation?
    >
    > How do i activate again my license I have paid for Windows Vista?
    >
    > Thank you in advance.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Stephan
    >
    >
    There should be a phone number for MS that you can call to activate the
    code manually...

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: reinstall and reactivate

    Just activate it! Take the phone option, and wait for a real person.

    "millionbugs" wrote:

    > Hi everyone.
    >
    > I bought Windows Vista and installed it over my Windows XP. It was the worst
    > experience in my live! I experienced incresing crashed, drivers didn't work
    > and it was impossible to upgrade or change them.
    >
    > So after 3 months and blue screens all over the place, I decided to back up
    > all my important data and have a spring clean installation.
    >
    > Now the problems starts again, but this time from another direction. Windows
    > Vista keeps coming up with constant activation windows and errors, telling me
    > that this key is already in use.
    >
    > In the window it is not possible at all to choose the right menu, as
    > Microsoft obviously thinks you only install Vista once in a live time. But,
    > if I look back in my history with Windows, it is actually the other way
    > around. I cannot count anymore how often i have installed Windows again,
    > because of bugs!
    >
    > Now my question is, how to I get rid of the error message of activation?
    >
    > How do i activate again my license I have paid for Windows Vista?
    >
    > Thank you in advance.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Stephan
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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