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Old 06-16-07, 11:31 AM   #13
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Default Re: Has anyone had problems with Activation on OEM Vista

After my DVD-RW and CD-ROM died, I need to reactivate Vista. I clicked retype the key and it says it's already in use. I tried to contact them via email but apparently my Product ID is not valid. I'm at work 9am until 7pm through the week so I have no idea how to contact them, as their phone lines are not open at the weekends...

If this is going to happen a lot, I'm going to be seriously pissed off. I don't have the time for it.
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Old 06-16-07, 11:05 PM   #14
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Default Re: Has anyone had problems with Activation on OEM Vista

I had to reactivate Vista once after installing a driver, it obviously didn't realize the hardware was there before. Just yesterday I had to reactivate again because it suddenly said my copy of Vista was not genuine. When I phoned MS they reactivated but the message didn't go away immediately. They gave the the anti-piracy hotline number which was rather pointless since it was a retail purchased product, not some ebay from hong-kong. Another reboot after reactivating and it became genuine again. A google search showed this was a common problem. Kind of scary that you may suddenly not be able to use your own computer because a piece of buggy spyware makes a mistake.
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Old 06-19-07, 03:12 PM   #15
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I had vista on one dual boot with xp raid array (activated) then changed vista to another array, clicked on activate , no problems , no phone calls, no e-mailing nothing, Just clicked the button and all was good.
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