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Activation - OEM Version

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RainStryke

#1
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 Computer

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Carey Frisch [MVP]

#2
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.

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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 Computer

#3
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
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> 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 Computer

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