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My HP computer is old (about 4-5 years), only today did it start but it asks me every little while to activate my copy of Windows Vista Home Premium, it comes up on the start bar on the far right and says I have 0 days left to activate, since its OEM I never even installed windows on this PC. This PC only has to last me another week or so for my new parts to come in but I would like to give this to another family member, so anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance

btw it changes my desktop background everytime it comes up to just solid black.

Edited by Canadarocker - 1/29/11 at 6:34pm
    
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*Statement Withdrawn*
Edited by Wiremaster - 1/29/11 at 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by Canadarocker View Post
My HP computer is old (about 4-5 years), only today did it start but it asks me every little while to activate my copy of Windows Vista Home Premium, it comes up on the start bar on the far right and says I have 0 days left to activate, since its OEM I never even installed windows on this PC. This PC only has to last me another week or so for my new parts to come in but I would like to give this to another family member, so anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance

btw it changes my desktop background everytime it comes up to just solid black.
As long as everything is legit and fine on the PC, activate it. :

My bad. I didn't look at the pic and see it's saying it's invalid. Still staying with if everything is still legit in the PC, then call MS on the phone and activate that way.
Edited by Demented - 1/29/11 at 6:27pm
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I'd like to stay legit, still have the code for Vista on the side of my machine should I try that?
    
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Find the OEM sticker that should be on or inside your case and punch the product code into your activatation code window.
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Find the OEM sticker that should be on or inside your case and punch the product code into your activatation code window.
this.

if it says you need to activate it over the phone. talk to the electronic lady and she will follow you through the process so long as you answer with "this is the only pc with this vista install on it" and you should be good to go.
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find the stick on the side or back and enter the ket if that fails call mircosoft support line
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Alright, works took the key on the side of my machine and it accepted it again, and subliminally incorrect I will remember that incase it stops working again. Thanks everyone.
Just wanted to get some opinions before I did it did not want to get locked out or something
    
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