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  • Question

  • Hi

    My Boss bought a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription that include a Vista Business Installer
    I installed vista on 6 PC the activation is Okay but when i reformat those 6 PC and try to activate Vista Business it said that "The product key you typed is already in use"

    Suggestion pls. for this problem

    Thanks in Advance
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi,
    On the activation Window click on change product key and enter the same product key which you used for your installation and then click on update. This will generate a new installation ID. Try activating over the phone with the new installation ID.
    Akfash Latibu http://akfash.wordpress.com http://techdbt.blogspot.com http://techdisti.blogspot.com
    • Proposed as answer by Carey FrischMVP Thursday, March 12, 2009 2:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Anthony_Mann Friday, March 20, 2009 2:42 AM
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:33 AM

All replies

  •  You can activate your Windows Vista installation by performing the following:

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4


    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.


    3. Select your Country.


    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation (no charge).


    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.


    Carey Frisch
    Sunday, March 8, 2009 4:45 PM
  • I tried the phone activation with no luck.  The automated phone activation sent me to a service rep who told me to call a support number that sent me back to the dang phone activation menu.  This is frustrating to say the least.  All I did was add a new hdd to complete a RAID 0 and reinstall Vista.

    Help anyone?
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:57 AM
  • Hi,
    On the activation Window click on change product key and enter the same product key which you used for your installation and then click on update. This will generate a new installation ID. Try activating over the phone with the new installation ID.
    Akfash Latibu http://akfash.wordpress.com http://techdbt.blogspot.com http://techdisti.blogspot.com
    • Proposed as answer by Carey FrischMVP Thursday, March 12, 2009 2:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Anthony_Mann Friday, March 20, 2009 2:42 AM
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:33 AM