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I don't believe Vista will give you the activate by phone option if you have an active network connection.
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It should work just fine over the phone even with an active network connection. I activate vista on the phone all the time at work and all the computers are plugged into our switch.
Good to know, I read it somewhere on Microsoft's site that you had to disable network connections.
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post #12 of 15
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Ok i just got of the phone with them i cannot install this version of OEM vista with the new motherboard i can however upgrade and it will be possible, If you ask me thats a rip off i dont understand why i have to re-buy it but microsoft is a money grubing company. No new product key for me dam you emachines >.< Thanks for all your help guys and gals.
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post #13 of 15
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Ok i just got of the phone with them i cannot install this version of OEM vista with the new motherboard i can however upgrade and it will be possible, If you ask me thats a rip off i dont understand why i have to re-buy it but microsoft is a money grubing company. No new product key for me dam you emachines >.< Thanks for all your help guys and gals.

Just tell them your hard drive crashed and you have to reinstall. I have reinstalled OEM vista on my pc serveral times.
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post #14 of 15
He won't be able to from what I have heard since it was from an emachine it will have OEM in the key itself and will be big no no with Vista right away. If it was an standalone OEM copy, Microsoft will ask you why you are reactivating again and you can just say it was a hardware upgrade and they will accept that. But in this case M$ will tell you no.
    
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OK PM the installation code and the 800 number to call and ill get an activation code for you
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