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Activation for WIndows VIsta RC1 does not work.

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#1
I was invited to download RC1 by Microsoft, and was sent an activation code
for it. I just installed it, but when I tried to submit the activation code,
it would not accept it, stating that is was wrong for the version I
installed. Since my current computer has Windows XP home, I chose Vista Home
Basic using activation code, YH62X-HW37X-639K8-GV22D-Y28FD, would you be able
to send me an activation code that will work with this versioin of Windows
Vista?
 

My Computer

H

Henry

#2
The keys only work with the ultimate version. you can install other versions
but only activate using ultimate version.

"Chetyz" <Chetyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I was invited to download RC1 by Microsoft, and was sent an activation code
> for it. I just installed it, but when I tried to submit the activation
> code,
> it would not accept it, stating that is was wrong for the version I
> installed. Since my current computer has Windows XP home, I chose Vista
> Home
> Basic using activation code, YH62X-HW37X-639K8-GV22D-Y28FD, would you be
> able
> to send me an activation code that will work with this versioin of Windows
> Vista?
 

My Computer

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=?Utf-8?B?ZmlydGg=?=

#3
The problem is that the product key you were given is for activating Ultimate
edition, not Home Basic. They have not given any keys out for Home Basic to
the CPP participants and I don't think they are planning on doing so.

You need to install Ultimate edition. I believe there is a way to simply
upgrade to Ultimate without going through the setup again, but I haven't
tried it. If you go to "start", right click on "computer", select
"properties", look under "windows edition", there is a link you can click
"upgrade windows vista" to upgrade to Ultimate. Once you do that, your
product key will work.
--
Robert Firth
http://www.winvistainfo.org


"Chetyz" wrote:

> I was invited to download RC1 by Microsoft, and was sent an activation code
> for it. I just installed it, but when I tried to submit the activation code,
> it would not accept it, stating that is was wrong for the version I
> installed. Since my current computer has Windows XP home, I chose Vista Home
> Basic using activation code, YH62X-HW37X-639K8-GV22D-Y28FD, would you be able
> to send me an activation code that will work with this versioin of Windows
> Vista?
 

My Computer

M

**__Mike__**

#4
You need to reinstall from scratch, choosing the version that your key is
for. If you enter the key during install, it will automatically choose the
right version for you. If you got your key legitimately, it is most likely
for "Ultimate Edition". Also, since you posted you key here (a big mistake)
you'd better hurry up before other people use your 10 activations.

-Mike

"Chetyz" <Chetyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B552661-9893-424C-9E31-8242186234B2@microsoft.com...
>I was invited to download RC1 by Microsoft, and was sent an activation code
> for it. I just installed it, but when I tried to submit the activation
> code,
> it would not accept it, stating that is was wrong for the version I
> installed. Since my current computer has Windows XP home, I chose Vista
> Home
> Basic using activation code, YH62X-HW37X-639K8-GV22D-Y28FD, would you be
> able
> to send me an activation code that will work with this versioin of Windows
> Vista?
 

My Computer

C

Colin Barnhorst

#5
You seem to think this is Microsoft. It is not. This is just a peer to
peer newsgroup where everyone is a user like you. As the others have said,
you can only activate Ultimate with the key from the CPP.

"Chetyz" <Chetyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B552661-9893-424C-9E31-8242186234B2@microsoft.com...
>I was invited to download RC1 by Microsoft, and was sent an activation code
> for it. I just installed it, but when I tried to submit the activation
> code,
> it would not accept it, stating that is was wrong for the version I
> installed. Since my current computer has Windows XP home, I chose Vista
> Home
> Basic using activation code, YH62X-HW37X-639K8-GV22D-Y28FD, would you be
> able
> to send me an activation code that will work with this versioin of Windows
> Vista?
 

My Computer

J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#6
NEVER post Product Keys in a public place unless you are in the habit of
passing money to strangers that pass by.
This also applies to an Beta you value.

Your key is probably only good for Ultimate, if so, the message you got was
appropriate.

Since we are not Microsoft, you will not get another key by asking here.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"Chetyz" <Chetyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B552661-9893-424C-9E31-8242186234B2@microsoft.com...
>I was invited to download RC1 by Microsoft, and was sent an activation code
> for it. I just installed it, but when I tried to submit the activation
> code,
> it would not accept it, stating that is was wrong for the version I
> installed. Since my current computer has Windows XP home, I chose Vista
> Home
> Basic using activation code, xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx, would you be
> able
> to send me an activation code that will work with this versioin of Windows
> Vista?
 

My Computer

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