Re: can i unactivate my product key?
See. Anti piracy DOES work. You can't use the same install key for 2
computers. What you did was illegal and you got caught. Now you have to call
up to activate, which will make your friends copy show as invalid. Then he
will call to activate his system again and your system will again show as
At this point you are screwed - unless you can convince your friend to
remove Vista from his computer and trust him to never use your install key
again. I hope he is a "good" friend and does so.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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"jimmie" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>i installed vista home premium and choose the option to activate as soon as
> was online. since my internet connection is always on i assumed that my
> activated, and let my friend install and use the same product key. now a
> window pops up and says that i need to activate and when i enter my
> key it says my key is in use. is there a way to unactivate the key from my
> friends computer??