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validation error code 0x8004fe33

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  • Now I can't even run Control panel!. this Vista RC1 witth a genuine key.Fix it or you have lost our company for Vista.
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 6:41 AM

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  • I think you should try RC2.

    By the way, you can't assume RC1 or other RC is a stable product. And use it to compare with any others.

    Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:04 AM

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  • I think you should try RC2.

    By the way, you can't assume RC1 or other RC is a stable product. And use it to compare with any others.

    Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:04 AM
  • I encountered the same problem using Beta 2.

    Downloaded RC2. Did a clean new install. Problem persists.

    A problem occurred when Windows tried to Activate. Error Code 0x8004FE33.

    Beta 2 had a link I could use to activate via the telephone. RC2 does not offer this link from the "Windows Activation" dialog.

    Friday, October 13, 2006 6:47 PM
  • HI, is it a clean install? Did you install any software to VIsta RC2?

    Many software will cause RC2 fail to activate! Especially old ANti-virus software!

    Saturday, October 14, 2006 4:56 AM
  • Yes, this is a clean - new install.

    Nothing installed after the Vista has been installed. Went directly to actviate Vista.

     

    Monday, October 16, 2006 12:42 PM
  • I was able to get the manual activation via telephone window to become available. The phone validation was successful.

    Monday, October 16, 2006 5:50 PM
  • Then, you may need to check the internet connection method. As I know, coporate firewall may affect the internet experience in Vista.

    Monday, October 16, 2006 8:19 PM