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Check the Vista Welcome Center, it lists your product code and a link to activate if needed.
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
It means it will expire in 14 days.



But seriously....

I know it sounds strange, but occasionally Windows must be "re-activated" or the copy must be "re-registered" for one reason or another. Exactly why, I'm not sure, but it's happened to me a few times. It only took a few seconds as it accessed the Windows server and verified my copy. Hasn't happened for a while though.
    
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post #13 of 24
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But seriously....

I know it sounds strange, but occasionally Windows must be "re-activated" or the copy must be "re-registered" for one reason or another. Exactly why, I'm not sure, but it's happened to me a few times. It only took a few seconds as it accessed the Windows server and verified my copy. Hasn't happened for a while though.
Yeah it happened to me when I flashed my P5E motherboard to the Rampage Formula bios. I did as Choggs said and reactivated my copy.
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where do i find the windows welcome thing. i diabled it lol
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post


But seriously....

I know it sounds strange, but occasionally Windows must be "re-activated" or the copy must be "re-registered" for one reason or another. Exactly why, I'm not sure, but it's happened to me a few times. It only took a few seconds as it accessed the Windows server and verified my copy. Hasn't happened for a while though.
Funny how only the legitimate, paying users of Windows need to go through this.
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Funny how only the legitimate, paying users of Windows need to go through this.
i know its crap. i bought this copy of vista and its mine. why do i need to reinstall it.
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post #17 of 24
Thats one of the dumbest error/notice I seen in Windows for a while.. I mean like.. its so plain and..gah how do I explain it..

PS: Nice thread tag.
     
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Funny how only the legitimate, paying users of Windows need to go through this.
Yeah, funny how some people would rather pay for something and go through a registration that be an outright software thief.
Edited by Choggs396 - 6/18/08 at 1:06am
    
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post #19 of 24
it just happened to me ... kpo6969 is correct

bloody RC ..lol

& after some asking i got this......

You need to check and see if you have an old
beta version of Service Pack 1 installed. If you
do, you then need to uninstall it, then download
and install the final version of SP1.

Uninstall Vista Service Pack 1 Beta
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/uninstall_sp1_beta.htm


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post #20 of 24
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ok so i reactivated windwos and it still did it. but now im to liek 12 days.
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