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WGA problems with Vista (genuine key)

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Hi guys

I have a problem on an install that me and my friend were building a PC for him, he got unlucky and had two bad bIos flashes and a dud chip (bios chip). so he is over at mine from his home near paisley, needs to go back tonight, so we just did up my backup comp (in sig) and re-installed Vista (his copy) on it for him. The copy is OEM, but this has been fine with MS in the past and I usually do the phone activation and confirm 1 comp with the licence. no worries.

But it was weird, it came straight up with this : 338

and it won't let me phone activate.

this has happened to me once before and I found a way to reset the activation through DOS commands (non hack tool) on a website and then I could phone MS, but I'm having trouble finding it again.

the copy is genuine, as are all my COAs, bought from eBay or from used old computers. recycling! lol

I want to use the phone system, please help. thanks.

peace

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the copy is genuine, as are all my COAs, bought from eBay or from used old computers. recycling! lol
That is your problem OEM keys bought from eBay or used from old computers are not valid or genuine as OEM is tied to the original computer.
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True True, but it was an original copy, not off an old comp.

but hey ho, we went with Ubuntu, free and easy enough with hardware that was compatible.

thanks for the answer tho :-)

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