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Activation - OEM Version

  1. #1


    RainStryke Guest

    Activation - OEM Version

    Hi, I just got off the phone from the 1-800 number for Microsoft. I am having
    problems with my copy of Vista Ultimate being active all ready. I had to
    reformat due to replacing a bad motherboard. Now I can't get service pack one
    on my computer. How can I get my Vista key reactivated to my account?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: Activation - OEM Version

    Assuming your have a non-branded, generic OEM version of Vista:

    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 (no charge).

    5. Once completed, restart your computer.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

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    "RainStryke" wrote:

    Hi, I just got off the phone from the 1-800 number for Microsoft. I am having
    problems with my copy of Vista Ultimate being active all ready. I had to
    reformat due to replacing a bad motherboard. Now I can't get service pack one
    on my computer. How can I get my Vista key reactivated to my account?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    DL Guest

    Re: Activation - OEM Version

    Was this OEM copy supplied with the PC?
    Was the mobo replaced by the manufacturer/supplier of the PC?

    "RainStryke" <RainStryke@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:130DA38E-BAFC-4F6C-9A2C-5C94E9C69C5B@xxxxxx

    > Hi, I just got off the phone from the 1-800 number for Microsoft. I am
    > having
    > problems with my copy of Vista Ultimate being active all ready. I had to
    > reformat due to replacing a bad motherboard. Now I can't get service pack
    > one
    > on my computer. How can I get my Vista key reactivated to my account?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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