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    I recently built a cutom computer using my old hard drive with vista installed on it. With all the new hardware I had to reinstall vista on my new computer(using the hard drive with viats already on it and activated). Now I cannot activate vista because it says my product key is already in use (on the same computer!). What should I do to re-activate vista in this new setup?
    Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:40 PM

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  • Hi Achilles2144,

     

    Thank you for the post.

     

    The message occurs because the product key has already been activated before.

     

    Currently, you can call our Activation Center 888-571-2048 and they will help you activate the system again.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best regards,

    Tim Quan

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Monday, December 31, 2007 3:18 AM
    Moderator

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  • You can get started with phone activation by typing "slui.exe 4"
    (w/o the quotes) in the Start Search box in the Start Menu and pressing Enter.
    The phone activation process takes about 6 minutes.

    Note: The "Start Search" box is located right above the Vista blue start button
              when you click on it.

     

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 11:33 PM
  • Hi Achilles2144,

     

    Thank you for the post.

     

    The message occurs because the product key has already been activated before.

     

    Currently, you can call our Activation Center 888-571-2048 and they will help you activate the system again.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best regards,

    Tim Quan

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Monday, December 31, 2007 3:18 AM
    Moderator