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Can Vista be activated?

T

Tripp Lewis

#1
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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John Barnes

#2
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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Jane C

#3
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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Tripp Lewis

#4
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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John Barnes

#5
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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Jane C

#6
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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John Barnes

#7
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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John Barnes

#8
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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