Windows Activation

  pk46 18:12 24 Jul 2011
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I'm i missing something here wipe my 3 year old computer and reinstalled Vista via the recovery disk could not activate it reinstalled again using a full version of vista again could not activate all i get is it's on another computer of coarse it is it was on two at one time not anymore. But this has never been a problem in the past as i've activated via the phone this option seems no longer avaible how long has this been in force? I now have two usless Vista disks.

  Pineman100 19:01 24 Jul 2011

The following Microsoft Knowledge Base article (dated just last month) says that you can still activate by phone.

Click here

  rdave13 20:32 24 Jul 2011

If you use the recovery disks to reinstall it will activate during the install automatically (or should do) if you are connected to the internet.

  pk46 21:20 24 Jul 2011

No it did not activate after the recovery disk was used hence my thread.

  rdave13 21:23 24 Jul 2011

Then contact the supplier. Sounds as you've bought one of the top sellers such as Dell, Toshiba etc. See what they have to say.

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