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can i unactivate my product key?

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Old 06-22-2007
jimmie
 

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can i unactivate my product key?
i installed vista home premium and choose the option to activate as soon as i
was online. since my internet connection is always on i assumed that my copy
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 product
key it says my key is in use. is there a way to unactivate the key from my
friends computer??
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Old 06-22-2007
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
 

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Re: can i unactivate my product key?
Jimmie;
Remove Windows Vista from your friends computer.
Or, have your friend purchase his own and change the key:
Right click My Computer and click Properties.
Near the bottom is an option to change the key.

Then activate, you may need to choose the option to activate by phone.

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"jimmie" <baugh.92@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>i installed vista home premium and choose the option to activate as
>soon as i
> was online. since my internet connection is always on i assumed that
> my copy
> 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
> product
> key it says my key is in use. is there a way to unactivate the key
> from my
> friends computer??


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Old 06-22-2007
Richard Urban
 

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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
invalid.

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.

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"jimmie" <baugh.92@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>i installed vista home premium and choose the option to activate as soon as
>i
> was online. since my internet connection is always on i assumed that my
> copy
> 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
> product
> key it says my key is in use. is there a way to unactivate the key from my
> friends computer??


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