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Can Vista be activated?

  1. #1


    Tripp Lewis Guest

    Can Vista be activated?

    A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything working on my
    machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my junk
    filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get another
    download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17 GB of
    free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this is a
    problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working installation I
    have?
    I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.

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  3. #2


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Use the key they sent you with your current installation.


    "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything working on
    >my
    > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my junk
    > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get another
    > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17 GB of
    > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this is a
    > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working installation I
    > have?
    > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.




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  4. #3


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Unfortunately, although you have another key, it will not work to activate
    Business Edition. The cd keys sent out via the CPP program are for the
    Ultimate Edition only.

    You could try a telephone activation. I have heard of some people being
    able to get the appropriate key that way.


    "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything working on
    >my
    > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my junk
    > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get another
    > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17 GB of
    > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this is a
    > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working installation I
    > have?
    > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.



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  5. #4


    Tripp Lewis Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Thanks, but I have not had luck with telephone activation, the activation
    code I have just baffles the operator, and they can only recommend
    re-installing. After a week of trying, although I now know the problem is the
    version, I can't seem to get a solution. If I only had a 100 GB hard
    drive.....

    "Jane C" wrote:

    > Unfortunately, although you have another key, it will not work to activate
    > Business Edition. The cd keys sent out via the CPP program are for the
    > Ultimate Edition only.
    >
    > You could try a telephone activation. I have heard of some people being
    > able to get the appropriate key that way.
    >
    >
    > "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    > >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything working on
    > >my
    > > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my junk
    > > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get another
    > > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17 GB of
    > > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this is a
    > > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working installation I
    > > have?
    > > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.

    >


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  6. #5


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Have you tried Upgrading using the Anytime Upgrade from the Start menu.

    "Tripp Lewis" <TrippLewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E3468390-B627-49E3-A600-1EF2A4B7B462@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks, but I have not had luck with telephone activation, the activation
    > code I have just baffles the operator, and they can only recommend
    > re-installing. After a week of trying, although I now know the problem is
    > the
    > version, I can't seem to get a solution. If I only had a 100 GB hard
    > drive.....
    >
    > "Jane C" wrote:
    >
    >> Unfortunately, although you have another key, it will not work to
    >> activate
    >> Business Edition. The cd keys sent out via the CPP program are for the
    >> Ultimate Edition only.
    >>
    >> You could try a telephone activation. I have heard of some people being
    >> able to get the appropriate key that way.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    >> >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything working
    >> >on
    >> >my
    >> > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my junk
    >> > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get
    >> > another
    >> > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17 GB
    >> > of
    >> > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this is
    >> > a
    >> > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working
    >> > installation I
    >> > have?
    >> > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.

    >>




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  7. #6


    Jane C Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Anytime Upgrade requires that the original installation of Vista be
    activated first. The OP can't activate his current installation.
    Anytime Upgrade also involves the handing over of the required upgrade fee,
    so is not really appropriate for pre-release software.

    --
    Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net> wrote in message
    news:OmWw3Dt%23GHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Have you tried Upgrading using the Anytime Upgrade from the Start menu.
    >
    > "Tripp Lewis" <TrippLewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E3468390-B627-49E3-A600-1EF2A4B7B462@microsoft.com...
    >> Thanks, but I have not had luck with telephone activation, the activation
    >> code I have just baffles the operator, and they can only recommend
    >> re-installing. After a week of trying, although I now know the problem is
    >> the
    >> version, I can't seem to get a solution. If I only had a 100 GB hard
    >> drive.....
    >>
    >> "Jane C" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Unfortunately, although you have another key, it will not work to
    >>> activate
    >>> Business Edition. The cd keys sent out via the CPP program are for the
    >>> Ultimate Edition only.
    >>>
    >>> You could try a telephone activation. I have heard of some people being
    >>> able to get the appropriate key that way.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    >>> >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything working
    >>> >on
    >>> >my
    >>> > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my junk
    >>> > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get
    >>> > another
    >>> > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17 GB
    >>> > of
    >>> > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this
    >>> > is a
    >>> > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working
    >>> > installation I
    >>> > have?
    >>> > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.
    >>>

    >
    >



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  8. #7


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Haven't tried the first so I will defer, but the second requires entering
    the new product key which you receive when you hand over your fee. In this
    case he has the product key for the upgrade version (ultimate)

    "Jane C" <jellybean@nospam.xjgarage.org> wrote in message
    news:0709F3A7-0AAE-49E0-B6BB-B94936166DA9@microsoft.com...
    > Anytime Upgrade requires that the original installation of Vista be
    > activated first. The OP can't activate his current installation.
    > Anytime Upgrade also involves the handing over of the required upgrade
    > fee, so is not really appropriate for pre-release software.
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    > "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net> wrote in message
    > news:OmWw3Dt%23GHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Have you tried Upgrading using the Anytime Upgrade from the Start menu.
    >>
    >> "Tripp Lewis" <TrippLewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E3468390-B627-49E3-A600-1EF2A4B7B462@microsoft.com...
    >>> Thanks, but I have not had luck with telephone activation, the
    >>> activation
    >>> code I have just baffles the operator, and they can only recommend
    >>> re-installing. After a week of trying, although I now know the problem
    >>> is the
    >>> version, I can't seem to get a solution. If I only had a 100 GB hard
    >>> drive.....
    >>>
    >>> "Jane C" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Unfortunately, although you have another key, it will not work to
    >>>> activate
    >>>> Business Edition. The cd keys sent out via the CPP program are for the
    >>>> Ultimate Edition only.
    >>>>
    >>>> You could try a telephone activation. I have heard of some people
    >>>> being
    >>>> able to get the appropriate key that way.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    >>>> >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything
    >>>> >working on
    >>>> >my
    >>>> > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my
    >>>> > junk
    >>>> > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get
    >>>> > another
    >>>> > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17
    >>>> > GB of
    >>>> > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this
    >>>> > is a
    >>>> > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working
    >>>> > installation I
    >>>> > have?
    >>>> > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.
    >>>>

    >>
    >>

    >



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  9. #8


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Can Vista be activated?

    Okay, I see the procedure has been changed since the manual I have. I see
    now that software is necessary in addition to the product key. Guess the OP
    is out of luck.


    "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net> wrote in message
    news:95D7CD56-EE51-4183-9D19-58CEEC8A4E86@microsoft.com...
    > Haven't tried the first so I will defer, but the second requires entering
    > the new product key which you receive when you hand over your fee. In
    > this case he has the product key for the upgrade version (ultimate)
    >
    > "Jane C" <jellybean@nospam.xjgarage.org> wrote in message
    > news:0709F3A7-0AAE-49E0-B6BB-B94936166DA9@microsoft.com...
    >> Anytime Upgrade requires that the original installation of Vista be
    >> activated first. The OP can't activate his current installation.
    >> Anytime Upgrade also involves the handing over of the required upgrade
    >> fee, so is not really appropriate for pre-release software.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    >> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    >> "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net> wrote in message
    >> news:OmWw3Dt%23GHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> Have you tried Upgrading using the Anytime Upgrade from the Start menu.
    >>>
    >>> "Tripp Lewis" <TrippLewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:E3468390-B627-49E3-A600-1EF2A4B7B462@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Thanks, but I have not had luck with telephone activation, the
    >>>> activation
    >>>> code I have just baffles the operator, and they can only recommend
    >>>> re-installing. After a week of trying, although I now know the problem
    >>>> is the
    >>>> version, I can't seem to get a solution. If I only had a 100 GB hard
    >>>> drive.....
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jane C" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Unfortunately, although you have another key, it will not work to
    >>>>> activate
    >>>>> Business Edition. The cd keys sent out via the CPP program are for
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> Ultimate Edition only.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You could try a telephone activation. I have heard of some people
    >>>>> being
    >>>>> able to get the appropriate key that way.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Tripp Lewis" <Tripp Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:5DE854EB-D456-495C-88BE-0AAEE27EF932@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> >A few weeks ago, I downloaded RC1, and finially have everything
    >>>>> >working on
    >>>>> >my
    >>>>> > machine. If a code was e-mailed to me, it probably ended up in my
    >>>>> > junk
    >>>>> > filter, so I do not have a code. I telephoned and was told to get
    >>>>> > another
    >>>>> > download, which I do have a product key for, but do not have the 17
    >>>>> > GB of
    >>>>> > free disk space to install it! (I have about 11 gb free) I know this
    >>>>> > is a
    >>>>> > problem, but is there a way to obtain a key for the working
    >>>>> > installation I
    >>>>> > have?
    >>>>> > I chose the "Business" edition when asked at installation.
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >



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