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Old 08-08-2007
Weenee
 

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Vista Home Premium activation
I bought a new Windows Vista Home Premium software. When I try to activate I
get the following message:

Code:
0xC004F061

Description:
The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key
can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations.

What does that mean? I bought a Vista but I can't activate?
What should I do?
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Old 08-08-2007
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: Vista Home Premium activation
It means what it says - the software you bought is an upgrade-only version
and must be used to upgrade an existing copy of Windows. It cannot be
installed by itself. If you already have Windows installed on your PC, put
in the CD and start Setup with Windows already running.

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"Weenee" <Weenee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:980566DD-B6D7-4B06-938C-8DDE07881F46@microsoft.com...
>I bought a new Windows Vista Home Premium software. When I try to activate
>I
> get the following message:
>
> Code:
> 0xC004F061
>
> Description:
> The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key
> can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations.
>
> What does that mean? I bought a Vista but I can't activate?
> What should I do?


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Old 08-08-2007
Gil Baron
 

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Re: Vista Home Premium activation
Richard G. Harper wrote:
>t means what it says - the software you bought is an upgrade-only version
>and must be used to upgrade an existing copy of Windows. It cannot be
>installed by itself. If you already have Windows installed on your PC, put
>in the CD and start Setup with Windows already running.

Not exactly true. Search around google as you can do a clean with an upgrade disk. Vista recognizes itself as a valid previous OS.
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