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Hard drive switch...now problems

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Old 06-18-2007
mrbagrat
 

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Hard drive switch...now problems
I recently had to install vista on a new hard drive after my other one failed
(got it RMA'd). Now its telling me I have to re-register or something-I tried
the product key on the Vista box, but it isn't accepting it. Nothing else has
changed in the system, just the hard drive.
I have one day left.
How can I keep vista?
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Old 06-18-2007
Brett I. Holcomb
 

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Re: Hard drive switch...now problems
If it wants you to activate you may have to call the phone number.
Explain what happened - you had a hard drive fail and it was replaced by
the manufacturer. They should give you a new key.


mrbagrat wrote:
> I recently had to install vista on a new hard drive after my other one failed
> (got it RMA'd). Now its telling me I have to re-register or something-I tried
> the product key on the Vista box, but it isn't accepting it. Nothing else has
> changed in the system, just the hard drive.
> I have one day left.
> How can I keep vista?

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Old 06-18-2007
Rock
 

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Re: Hard drive switch...now problems
"mrbagrat" wrote
>I recently had to install vista on a new hard drive after my other one
>failed
> (got it RMA'd). Now its telling me I have to re-register or something-I
> tried
> the product key on the Vista box, but it isn't accepting it. Nothing else
> has
> changed in the system, just the hard drive.
> I have one day left.
> How can I keep vista?


More details needed. What version of Vista are you using for the reinstall?
Upgrade by chance?

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Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

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Old 06-18-2007
Jimbob
 

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RE: Hard drive switch...now problems
Tip - Backup all your files! - Tech support is notoriously bad about this -
you might be lucky but it will probably take a while for them to make
absolutely sure your not using a pirated version.

It *will* get sorted out but in the mean time you should probably download a
Linux livecd or something so you can keep working on your computer whilst you
wait for your new key. These are quite useful for rescuing systems that have
gone down - they boot into the computers memory so they don't touch your hard
disk, but atleast it means you can keep working. You can probaby pick one up
from www.ubuntu.com - check the forums if you need any help.

Jim
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