Re: Activation of Vista
I spent 6 hours on the phone today with microsoft techs (3). Still no
solution. I purchased a new HP computer in October, but there was no SP
installation disk. Hence, due to the clean install, I am unable to now
install XP after I uninstall vista. I was finally given a new product key.
I simply performed a new clean install using the upgrade Disk. It seems to
have worked, although I have not checked to see if the activation process was
"Ed Stoddard" wrote:
> "tufus1" wrote:
> > I followed your instructions. After I gave the code numbers to the system it
> > responded that it did not recognize my Vista as a valid product and that I
> > must either uninstall and reinstall vista or contact my retailer for a new
> > copy of the product. I believe the problem exists because I was at the 78%
> > point in the final installation of the upgrade when I experienced the power
> > outage. It appears that, at that point, my windows XP system had been
> > removed from the computer, allowing me to only perform a new clean install.
> > Now, the normal methods for activation are not working. I do not think I
> > should try to uninstall and reinstall at this point, since it would have to
> > be a clean install and the same problem would persist. Is there another
> > method by which I can activate Vista. The system is working beautifully at
> > this time and I don't want to lose it.
> > --
> > RBO
> Well, you can solve your own problem by uninstalling Vista and reinstalling
> WinXP, and then following the upgrade installation for Vista. It needs to
> see your WinXP on your machine to upgrade it.
> It should work just fine so don't fear that you will lose anything other
> than some time.
> Or you can contact Microsoft Tech, which is over-loaded with support issues
> currently. That might actually cost you more in the way of time.