Re: Multipul Activations of Vista64
This is strange, after I posted this below, I see others successfully
restoring, and getting the restore to work by simply using the repair option
on the DvD, yet I just called my friend after and asked him if he tried
repair and he said repair failed to fix it.
There must be something wrong, because if others can replace hardware,
without having to reactivate, than what's happening with this friend of
I guess it goes to show, that I should not be posting until I read other
Mea Culpa but still mystified.
"Garry Freemyer" <garry_No_Spam_@pacbell.net> wrote in message
> "William Gustafson" <Private@taconic.net> wrote in message
>> There were a number of updates that installed last Tuesday. Due to some
>> problems with a program I am testing I have had to do a number of system
>> restores. After each restore the updates are re-installed and each time
>> that happens I am notified that "in order to do the installs we had to
>> turn off you activation, please activate again, you have three days".
>> What is this all about and am I eventually going to have to be calling
>> each time this happens?
> My friend had the same type of issue himself, his hard drive started
> giving warning signs of impending failure and he tried to backup and
> restore it to a new drive and it would not boot and he had to do a bunch
> of edits to get it to boot because Microsoft does not allow complete
> backups of the drive, but excludes certain vital boot files, and boot
> info, and when he finally got it to boot it said Vista, Microsoft Flight
> Simulator (Microsoft flight simulator said it was an illegal copy) had to
> be reactivated because it was on a different computer when in fact it was
> on the same computer, it was just a drive replacement to save many hours
> of having to reinstall everything.
> He called Microsoft and the support person said he could not have Vista on
> two drives at the same time and he explained that one of the drives was
> about to go bad, and so that drive was not in use and to be destroyed and
> that it was the same machine.
> The tech support person said if anything on the computer was added or
> replaced, Vista and Microsoft flight simulator is de-activated and he has
> to call Microsoft to re-activate.
> I gave him a DVD drive to replace his flakey one and he rebooted and I saw
> the "You must reactivate windows".
> The tech support person had such a poor pronunciation of numbers that he
> went around and around trying to figure out whether "Far" was four or
> He is upgrading his monitor he ordered and the support person said he
> would have to reactivate again.
> So it seems to be true, that you can't backup Vista, you can't replace
> anything on the computer without having to call Microsoft and be given the
> fifth degree, or being asked in an accusatory manner why you are
> re-activating.so many times.
> So anyone who replaces anything, or buys hardware, is treated with
> suspicion as if they were a criminal. I was on the phone myself talking to
> the support person explaining that the only thing we did was replace a bad
> DVD Drive.
> I have seen these things and I wonder what is the big deal, because he
> surely isnt' the only person in the world that buys new or upgrade
> hardware for one computer.
> There is something terribly wrong with this picture, because I should be
> seeing a LOT of people suffering this way.
> He isn't even testing some special program besides.