Just phone the activation line and explain what has happened. The
activation line is a free phone (toll free) number and is usually automated.
You do need to be in front of your PC to complete this process. It shouldn't
take long to do, but, in your case, you may find it somewhat inconvenient in
the sense that you are not talking to a 'real' person and you are ebing
asked to input your product code number etc. Please be patient! Because the
product number has already been refused activation (you are, after all,
already using it yourself and, as far as product activation is concerned, it
appears to them that you are trying to install your copy of vista onto
another computer. You know you're not, but it's impossible to tell a
machine.) you will find that activation will again be refused. But, because
the automated service cannot activate the product it 'then' passes you on to
a 'real' person. You can then explain to the operator what has happened.
He/she will then guide you through the process of reactivating.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Rom" <Rom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have upgraded my Mother board and my CPU after I have installed Windows
> Vista. But for some reason my windows vista do not start up and after the
> windows vista loading screen, my computer restarts. So I have install a
> copy of windows vista again on my computer, however, when I tried to
> the product I have recieved a message "The product key you typed is
> in use", anyone has any idea how to solve this problem?