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Windows Vista is unable to activate RRS feed

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  • Dear Concern

    I have Vista business product key which is purchase through OEM but this key is unable to activate. Kindly guide me!! and one more thing I want to know that can I able to downgrade Vista OEM into windows XP?

    for answer you can email me on my email address [has been redacted]

    Thanks


    • Edited by Carey FrischMVP Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:06 AM Removed email address for privacy concerns
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:52 AM

Answers

  • The time frame for downgrading from Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional concluded on July 30, 2009.  Thus, that program is no longer available.  Note:  It only applied to those who purchased a new computer that came with Windows Vista Business or Ultimate edition preinstalled.  It did not apply to those who purchased a standalone Windows Vista Business or Ultimate edition OEM license.

    Also see: How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by phone


    Carey Frisch




    Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:05 AM

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  • "SyedWasif" wrote in message news:d0e50c4c-8ff0-42dd-ae1c-d289712bce08...

    Dear Concern

    I have Vista business product key which is purchase through OEM but this key is unable to activate. Kindly guide me!! and one more thing I want to know that can I able to downgrade Vista OEM into windows XP?

    for answer you can email me on my email address wasif.fakhri@gmail.com.

    Thanks

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
    Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
    To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
     
     
    If you can't access the desktop....
     
    If you do not have access to the Start Button:
    1) Login to Vista and click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.
    2) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.
    3) A window will come up asking if you want to “Run” or “Save”, Select “Run”
    4) When the program runs, click the “Continue” button, then click the “Copy” button (IGNORE any error messages at this point).
    5) Return to this thread
    6) In a reply post, paste the Diagnostic Report (by right-click select Paste or by using Ctrl+V)
     
     
    As far as Downgrading is concerned, I'm not sure whether the option is still available - you could try telephoning your local Activation Center for assistance with that.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:47 PM
  • The time frame for downgrading from Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional concluded on July 30, 2009.  Thus, that program is no longer available.  Note:  It only applied to those who purchased a new computer that came with Windows Vista Business or Ultimate edition preinstalled.  It did not apply to those who purchased a standalone Windows Vista Business or Ultimate edition OEM license.

    Also see: How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by phone


    Carey Frisch




    Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:05 AM