Re: Windows Re-Activation
"COMP Maintenance Class!" <COMP Maintenance
Classfirstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I am in computer maintenance at my school.. and we recently got 10 licenses
> to run Vista. The first day went well, but after rebooting each computer
> Vista popped up and said we need to Re-Activate. I just reloaded it and
> thought that might help. The next day, almost every person in my class
> Vista on their computer had had that same thing happen. What do we do? We
> cant even have regular class anymore due to our computers not working!
Computer maintenance class?
Does that mean the students are disassembling - reassembling the hardware
and possibly using different components during reassembly?
If that description is accurate, the activities are probably causing the
Vista activation robot to "sense" hardware changes and request reactivation.
In that case you'll need to use telephone reactivation to explain the
Given that Vista is more sensitive to environmental changes than previous
versions, it may not have been a good choice (at this time) for computers in
a maintenance classroom. Testing with one computer first would have revealed
that. Can you use the licenses for the previously installed version (XP?),
and revert to that for class activities?
If my assumptions about the class are incorrect, please provide more
detailed information on your setup and exactly how the computers are used.