Do you not find it amazing that these people wonder why MS is, on the face
of things, so untrusting, when they come in here and suggest 'lines' that
can be used to fool the MS activation staff?
"Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
> "scott" <email@example.com> wrote
>> Just call and simply tell them you lost your hard drive and replaced it.
>> They will re-activate over the phone.
>> If you want to go by the book (as others suggest) then you need to
>> purchase a new license of Vista. Obviously this is completely crazy, so
>> I would suggest doing the above.
>> "Jenova" <Jenova.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
>>> I have the ultimate version of vista, after installing it on my pc i
>>> decided to swtich back to xp because its too slow and some other
>>> problems, but i activated cd key. Today i was installed the same copy
>>> of vista on my mom's computer with no problem typing in the cd key in
>>> the inital setup, but now when i go to Control Panel\System on the very
>>> bottom under Windows activation it says: 3 days until automatic
>>> activation. Activate Windows now. so my question is ist possible to
>>> deactivate it on my pc? if not is there a way to legally activate ?
>>> thanks in advance
> If it's a retail copy then it can be moved. If it's OEM, by the license,
> it can't. I don't see that as going by the book, I see it as honoring
> one's word to something you agreed to. That should mean something. But
> then if one has no integrity lying can suit them.
> Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
MS MVP Windows Shell/User http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/