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Old 07-26-2009
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How many times can I activate?

How many times can I install and activate Windows Vista on the *same*
PC?:huh:


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Re: How many times can I activate?

Hello Leobelbas,

For a retail or OEM version of Vista, it's only one time per product
key number.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Leobelbas;1099317 Wrote:
> How many times can I install and activate Windows Vista on the *same*
> PC?:huh:



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Old 07-26-2009
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Re: How many times can I activate?
Leobelbas wrote:
> How many times can I install and activate Windows Vista on the *same*
> PC?:huh:
>
>



There's no limit to the number of times you can reinstall and
activate the same Vista license (retail or OEM) on the same PC. Nor is
there ever a charge. Nor does a Product Key (so long as it's not an
evaluation license) ever expire.



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Old 07-26-2009
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Re: How many times can I activate?
Hi,

You can reinstall and reactivate as often as you see fit. At a point, you
will need to phone in activations instead of using the automated routine,
but there's no limit to it.

What you *can't* do is create multiple concurrent installations on the same
machine using the same license. IE: dual boot (or more) to separate
installations on the same machine. The license limit is one install to one
machine.

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Old 07-26-2009
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Re: How many times can I activate?
Brink <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:

>Hello Leobelbas,
>
>For a retail or OEM version of Vista, it's only one time per product
>key number.
>
>Hope this helps,
>Shawn


I'm guessing that it didn't.

One can REinstall Vista as many times as one desires, but only one
installation can be activated per key at any given time on either the
same PC or multiple PCs.

If it's been quite some time since the most recent activation (120
days I believe) then activation should be possible via the Internet.

If there is a problem, it can be activated via a free phone call.

>Leobelbas;1099317 Wrote:
>> How many times can I install and activate Windows Vista on the *same*
>> PC?:huh:

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