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andy1912

#1
for fairly complex and boring reasons I have had to perform a clean install
rather than the planned upgrade (vista home premium). a problem has arisen
however when i try to authenticate the software - although not that happy to
do so, i would pay the difference between the 2 types of licence but there
does not seem to be that option avaiable. surely this is happening all of the
time and microsoft have a way of upgrading online / by phone?????
 

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Mr. Arnold

#2
"andy1912" <andy1912@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:55EAD7B3-6721-44C7-B435-00A8F7ADD206@microsoft.com...
> for fairly complex and boring reasons I have had to perform a clean
> install
> rather than the planned upgrade (vista home premium). a problem has arisen
> however when i try to authenticate the software - although not that happy
> to
> do so, i would pay the difference between the 2 types of licence but there
> does not seem to be that option avaiable. surely this is happening all of
> the
> time and microsoft have a way of upgrading online / by phone?????


MS has an 800 number you can call for activation or support of Vista if
that's what you're asking about.

I called the number the other day to ask where was the product key. I dialed
1-800-555-1212 and got the number for MS.

Or you can also use Google to get the MS product activation phone number,
which was rather hard to find.
 

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John Barnett MVP

#3
Did you purchase a full retail copy or an upgrade? A full retail copy will
both upgrade and clean install, so there is no difference to pay between the
two. In actual fact even an upgrade will do a clean install, through the
back door simply by upgrading first then running setup again and selecting
custom install.

If the software has installed correctly and it is a genuine copy then there
should be no problem with activation. If you can't activate online, which I
find strange, then use the automated telephone option. If that won't
activate the copy then the automated system should put you through to a
'real' person who can guide you through the process. Obviously you will need
to be in front of your pc at the time.


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"andy1912" <andy1912@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:55EAD7B3-6721-44C7-B435-00A8F7ADD206@microsoft.com...
> for fairly complex and boring reasons I have had to perform a clean
> install
> rather than the planned upgrade (vista home premium). a problem has arisen
> however when i try to authenticate the software - although not that happy
> to
> do so, i would pay the difference between the 2 types of licence but there
> does not seem to be that option avaiable. surely this is happening all of
> the
> time and microsoft have a way of upgrading online / by phone?????
 

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tomlives2000

#4
He did a format with his friends disk and now, sadly he forgot to pay.....

"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
news:uXKrdlNkHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Did you purchase a full retail copy or an upgrade? A full retail copy will
> both upgrade and clean install, so there is no difference to pay between
> the two. In actual fact even an upgrade will do a clean install, through
> the back door simply by upgrading first then running setup again and
> selecting custom install.
>
> If the software has installed correctly and it is a genuine copy then
> there should be no problem with activation. If you can't activate online,
> which I find strange, then use the automated telephone option. If that
> won't activate the copy then the automated system should put you through
> to a 'real' person who can guide you through the process. Obviously you
> will need to be in front of your pc at the time.
>
>
> --
> John Barnett MVP
> Associate Expert
> Windows - Shell/User
>
> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>
> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
> this mail/post..
>
> "andy1912" <andy1912@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:55EAD7B3-6721-44C7-B435-00A8F7ADD206@microsoft.com...
>> for fairly complex and boring reasons I have had to perform a clean
>> install
>> rather than the planned upgrade (vista home premium). a problem has
>> arisen
>> however when i try to authenticate the software - although not that happy
>> to
>> do so, i would pay the difference between the 2 types of licence but
>> there
>> does not seem to be that option avaiable. surely this is happening all of
>> the
>> time and microsoft have a way of upgrading online / by phone?????

>
 

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John Barnett MVP

#5
The legal term, 'innocent until proven guilty' springs to mind. Supposition
only clouds judgment.

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Associate Expert
Windows - Shell/User

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"tomlives2000" <mail@mail.com> wrote in message
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> He did a format with his friends disk and now, sadly he forgot to pay.....
>
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
> news:uXKrdlNkHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Did you purchase a full retail copy or an upgrade? A full retail copy
>> will both upgrade and clean install, so there is no difference to pay
>> between the two. In actual fact even an upgrade will do a clean install,
>> through the back door simply by upgrading first then running setup again
>> and selecting custom install.
>>
>> If the software has installed correctly and it is a genuine copy then
>> there should be no problem with activation. If you can't activate online,
>> which I find strange, then use the automated telephone option. If that
>> won't activate the copy then the automated system should put you through
>> to a 'real' person who can guide you through the process. Obviously you
>> will need to be in front of your pc at the time.
>>
>>
>> --
>> John Barnett MVP
>> Associate Expert
>> Windows - Shell/User
>>
>> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
>> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
>>
>> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
>> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
>> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
>> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
>> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
>> this mail/post..
>>
>> "andy1912" <andy1912@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:55EAD7B3-6721-44C7-B435-00A8F7ADD206@microsoft.com...
>>> for fairly complex and boring reasons I have had to perform a clean
>>> install
>>> rather than the planned upgrade (vista home premium). a problem has
>>> arisen
>>> however when i try to authenticate the software - although not that
>>> happy to
>>> do so, i would pay the difference between the 2 types of licence but
>>> there
>>> does not seem to be that option avaiable. surely this is happening all
>>> of the
>>> time and microsoft have a way of upgrading online / by phone?????

>>

>
 

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