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Windows Activation


pk46

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I'm i missing something here wipe my 3 year old computer and reinstalled Vista via the recovery disk could not activate it reinstalled again using a full version of vista again could not activate all i get is it's on another computer of coarse it is it was on two at one time not anymore. But this has never been a problem in the past as i've activated via the phone this option seems no longer avaible how long has this been in force? I now have two usless Vista disks.

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Pineman100

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The following Microsoft Knowledge Base article (dated just last month) says that you can still activate by phone.

Click here

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rdave13

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If you use the recovery disks to reinstall it will activate during the install automatically (or should do) if you are connected to the internet.

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pk46

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No it did not activate after the recovery disk was used hence my thread.

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rdave13

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Then contact the supplier. Sounds as you've bought one of the top sellers such as Dell, Toshiba etc. See what they have to say.

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