I am Arjun Menon from India. I bought a HP Pavilion dv2122tu Visa Capable
Notebook PC, earlier this year preloaded with Windows XP Media Center
Edition. I then upgraded to Vista and Activated the same. Everything worked
fine. Then I had a software problem with Bluetooth Drivers after installing a
Sony Ericsson PC Suite. So I decided to reinstall Vista. I did a clean
installation and deleted my Old Windows by using the clean up option when you
right click on C Drive and click on properties.
After two days I discovered that Windows was not activated. So I entered the
key that came with my upgrade kit (the one I used successfully the previous
time). To my shock it said that the ID is already activated. Its really
confusing. Can anyone help me out. Please!!!! I did not do any major change
in Hardware except an Upgrade of RAM from 512 MB to 1.5 GB. But that I am
sure cannot be the reason as Windows was active for a month after that. The
whole problem started when I did the clean installation.
I think Microsoft thinks that the laptop I am using is different from the
one I activated windows using the phone activation couple of months back.
How do I solve this problem. Kindly help me and please dont tell me that I
need to buy another home premium CD. Its 10,000 Rupees in India and I just
cannot afford that. The 600 rupees upgrade kit itself was expensive for me..