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I've bought an OEM home premium x64 vista install. If I activated it now, and say, needed to wipe it from my hard drive and install it again tomorrow, will I be allowed to activate it again?
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Why activate it? I believe you have 30 days to do it.
    
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Each vista product key/license you purchase (comes with the disc) should allow for a few installations. Plus, if it becomes a problem I know you can contact Microsoft and they will usually work the situation out for you.
I have reinstalled XP on my PC a few times and each time it wants me to reactivate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperscope View Post
I've got an OEM home premium x64 vista install. If I activated it now, and say, needed to wipe it from my hard drive and install it again tomorrow, will I be allowed to activate it again?
As long as there are no major hardware changes, youll be able to activate it again on the same ocmputer.
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Why activate it? I believe you have 30 days to do it.
I checked the auto activation during install. It says its gona activate itself tomorrow. I wander if there's a way to stop that till a month from now....

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Yes you can install it again, however if it doesn't accept the key code you have.

Simply ring MS and explain you haven't changed anything and that the OS just started buggin out s you needed to re-intall and they will gladly give you a new key

(note that this is not illegal as you are not lying, you are geniunly wanting to install a copy you bought and that you have not changed the machine it is running on)
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Thanks to all. REPs ++
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