I have recently acquired a Vista Business license key through MSDN Academic
The fun thing is, the software won't activate, claiming the key was already
used. Is this really possible? What are the odds of key collision this early
after Vista's launch?
Please note, the product key I had received from MSDNAA was accepted by the
setup program without any problems. I had also checked that 'Activate ASAO'
checkbox, and furthemore, I installed the WGA plugin from
- which confirmed I was legit.
But Control Panel :: System says, "3 days until automatic activation.
Activate Windows now", and when I click on that and I choose 'Activate
Windows Vista now', I get that 'The product key you typed is already in use'
I'm pretty sure I noone ever had access to that product key except me,
unless somebody broken into my MSDNAA account at
, which I belive to be highly
One more thing. Microsoft Update also seems not to be reachable (drivers
online update, as well as Microsoft Update hang - but with the progress bar
moving and my CPU at 100%, 9x% being help by MMC running devmgmt.msc), even
though my Internet connection is rock solid, and seemingly everything else
works. What's happening here?
P.S. If I posted to the wrong thread, please relocate this. But I'm really
curios as to what's going on...