Just re-activate via telephone. The system is automated and an attempt will
be made to activate your application. If this is unsuccessful then simply
stay on the telephone and wait to be put through to a 'real' person. He/She
should then be able to activate your system for you.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"quartet1977" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I posted this in another discussion but realize it may be more appropriate
> Hi, I have been using Vista Home Premium 32 for several months now, and
> been mostly trouble free. However, after installing 12 new updates from
> Windows Updates, I got a message saying that due to hardware changes made
> my computer, I would have to reactivate Vista. I dug out my product key
> entered it. I was told that "the product key you typed is already in use."
> course it is. I'm using it. I was also told that I have only three days
> now) to resolve this or windows will stop working. What can I do? Why
> it accept my product key? Thanks!!