windows vista rc1 RRS feed

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  • installed rc1  checked the box to activate while online entered key code supplied buy microsoft .now the 14 days are up cannot acess desktop ,while booting ,activation box pops up ,go ahead and actvate but end up with error code x8007000D   went to microsoft knowledge site no such code  call microsoft no support for betas!!!what more can I do?????????
    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 5:36 AM

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    Hi,  do you have any disc image software installed? Such as Daemon Tools? Version 3.47 of it will cause this issue with activation.  If so, the fix is to uninstall and install version 3.33.  You can find older versions on their site.

    Besides, The activation failure could be result in Anti Virus software installed on the system and blocking the activation process too. So, you can try to uninstall it.

    If both method not work, you can try the following method too:

    1) Restart the PC. After the BIOS screen hit F8 a couple of times untill you see the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode and hit Enter.

    2) Click the Administrator account, give the password you gave during setup (Or try blank) and login.

    3) Click Start, Rightclick Computer and select Manage

    4) Click the plus sign in front of the "Local users and Groups" to open up that folder and click Users. Note the red circle / white x icon next to Administrator.

    5) Right click Administrator, click Properties and uncheck the "Account is disabled box"
    NOTE: Although it may same convienient to leave the Administrator account active and use this as the default login we strongly urge you not to do this. The User Account control may same a lot of extra clicks to some but serves an important extra layer of defense.

    6) If you reboot now then the Administrator account will not show up on the Welcome screen. Therefor we will edit the registry.

    Click Start | Run | Regedit [Enter]
    Go to the key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

    If SpecialAccounts doesn't exits create it (New, Key). Then create the UserList key, (New, Key). Select UserList on the left pane and right click in the right pane and select  New | "DWORD (32bit) Value"
    Value Name: Administrator
    Value Data: 1

    7) Click Ok, Start and next to the Power icon button press the little arrowhead and choose restart.

    8) After the restart the Welcome Screen appears. If you followed the steps correctly you'll now see the Administrator account. Click on that icon to logon as Administrator.

    Just like before when logging in as a user the "Activate Windows now" dialog appears. If it not appear, you can go to the dialog that says "Activate Windows now" by running c:\windows\system32\slui.exe

    Assuming your product key is correct you'll soon be smiling at the "Activation was successful" message

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 6:55 AM
  • oie faz pouco tempo que coloquei o windows vista e eu quero ativa ele e preciso da  da cheves  t+ um grande abraço
    Monday, June 25, 2007 11:44 PM
  • Windows Vista RC no more supported. Time to close this thread.
    Wednesday, June 27, 2007 8:58 AM