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HelenaD





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 08:38:54 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista

In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was returned to
me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked of
me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I purchase a
new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over my
already installed and running vista on my system?

Windows Vista8  
 
 
Mark





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 08:38:54 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error can be
fixed with this article.

You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install Windows Vista
Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519

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Mark L. Ferguson
.



> In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was returned
> to
> me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked
> of
> me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
> was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I
> purchase a
> new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
> version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over
> my
> already installed and running vista on my system?

 
 
Adam





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 08:45:02 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:30:01 -0700, couchclan


>In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate.

A real honest to goodness Microsoft sealed DVD in original packaging?
If yes, then you shouldn't have any validation issues.

>When it was returned to
>me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked of
>me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
>was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I purchase a
>new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
>version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over my
>already installed and running vista on my system?

Just let it validate. That should resolve the issue. There's no need
to buy a full version if you already bought a updated version. Why it
waited 5 months to nag about it is anyone's guess. Expect dumb things
from Microsoft. That's their way.

 
 
couchclan





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 10:11:02 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said but it
only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have tried to
purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can you think
of anything else I could try? Thanks



> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error can be
> fixed with this article.
>
> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install Windows Vista
> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
>
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> Mark L. Ferguson
> .
>


> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was returned
> > to
> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked
> > of
> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I
> > purchase a
> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over
> > my
> > already installed and running vista on my system?
>
 
 
Mark





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 10:17:25 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.

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Mark L. Ferguson
.



> Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said but it
> only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have tried to
> purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can you
> think
> of anything else I could try? Thanks
>

>
>> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error can
>> be
>> fixed with this article.
>>
>> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install Windows
>> Vista
>> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
>>
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>> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
>> interface.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> .
>>


>> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was
>> > returned
>> > to
>> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it
>> > asked
>> > of
>> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess
>> > whatever
>> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I
>> > purchase a
>> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a
>> > full
>> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed
>> > over
>> > my
>> > already installed and running vista on my system?
>>
 
 
couchclan





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 10:24:00 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista So I need to purchase a full verison or just an upgrade? Will I need to
reinstall it again on my system for the new key to work correctly? Thanks



> No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> .
>


> > Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said but it
> > only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have tried to
> > purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can you
> > think
> > of anything else I could try? Thanks
> >

> >
> >> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error can
> >> be
> >> fixed with this article.
> >>
> >> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install Windows
> >> Vista
> >> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
> >>
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> >> interface.
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> .
> >>


> >> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was
> >> > returned
> >> > to
> >> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it
> >> > asked
> >> > of
> >> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess
> >> > whatever
> >> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I
> >> > purchase a
> >> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a
> >> > full
> >> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed
> >> > over
> >> > my
> >> > already installed and running vista on my system?
> >>
 
 
Mark





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 10:32:11 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista Well, the System app in control panel has a 'change product key' link. It
would be hard to guess if an invalid system key has any upgrade ability.

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> So I need to purchase a full verison or just an upgrade? Will I need to
> reinstall it again on my system for the new key to work correctly? Thanks
>

>
>> No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> .
>>


>> > Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said but
>> > it
>> > only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have tried
>> > to
>> > purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can you
>> > think
>> > of anything else I could try? Thanks
>> >

>> >
>> >> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error
>> >> can
>> >> be
>> >> fixed with this article.
>> >>
>> >> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install Windows
>> >> Vista
>> >> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
>> >> interface.
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
>> >> Mark L. Ferguson
>> >> .
>> >>


>> >> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was
>> >> > returned
>> >> > to
>> >> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it
>> >> > asked
>> >> > of
>> >> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess
>> >> > whatever
>> >> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I
>> >> > purchase a
>> >> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a
>> >> > full
>> >> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed
>> >> > over
>> >> > my
>> >> > already installed and running vista on my system?
>> >>
 
 
couchclan





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 10:40:00 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista Thak you so much for your help. I will go purchase a new genuine Vista
Ultimate disc and try the change product key link and see if this work. Once
again thank you.



> Well, the System app in control panel has a 'change product key' link. It
> would be hard to guess if an invalid system key has any upgrade ability.
>
> --
> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
> interface.
> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
> Mark L. Ferguson
> .
>


> > So I need to purchase a full verison or just an upgrade? Will I need to
> > reinstall it again on my system for the new key to work correctly? Thanks
> >

> >
> >> No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> .
> >>


> >> > Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said but
> >> > it
> >> > only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have tried
> >> > to
> >> > purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can you
> >> > think
> >> > of anything else I could try? Thanks
> >> >

> >> >
> >> >> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error
> >> >> can
> >> >> be
> >> >> fixed with this article.
> >> >>
> >> >> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install Windows
> >> >> Vista
> >> >> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
> >> >> interface.
> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
> >> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> >> .
> >> >>


> >> >> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was
> >> >> > returned
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it
> >> >> > asked
> >> >> > of
> >> >> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess
> >> >> > whatever
> >> >> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I
> >> >> > purchase a
> >> >> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a
> >> >> > full
> >> >> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed
> >> >> > over
> >> >> > my
> >> >> > already installed and running vista on my system?
> >> >>
 
 
C





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 12:40:21 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista



> Thak you so much for your help. I will go purchase a new genuine Vista
> Ultimate disc and try the change product key link and see if this work.
> Once
> again thank you.
>

>
>> Well, the System app in control panel has a 'change product key' link. It
>> would be hard to guess if an invalid system key has any upgrade ability.
>>
>> --
>> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
>> interface.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> .
>>


>> > So I need to purchase a full verison or just an upgrade? Will I need to
>> > reinstall it again on my system for the new key to work correctly?
>> > Thanks
>> >

>> >
>> >> No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Mark L. Ferguson
>> >> .
>> >>


>> >> > Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said
>> >> > but
>> >> > it
>> >> > only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have
>> >> > tried
>> >> > to
>> >> > purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can
>> >> > you
>> >> > think
>> >> > of anything else I could try? Thanks
>> >> >

>> >> >
>> >> >> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error
>> >> >> can
>> >> >> be
>> >> >> fixed with this article.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install
>> >> >> Windows
>> >> >> Vista
>> >> >> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the
>> >> >> web
>> >> >> interface.
>> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
>> >> >> Mark L. Ferguson
>> >> >> .
>> >> >>


>> >> >> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was
>> >> >> > returned
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation
>> >> >> > it
>> >> >> > asked
>> >> >> > of
>> >> >> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess
>> >> >> > whatever
>> >> >> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if
>> >> >> > I
>> >> >> > purchase a
>> >> >> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase
>> >> >> > a
>> >> >> > full
>> >> >> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be
>> >> >> > installed
>> >> >> > over
>> >> >> > my
>> >> >> > already installed and running vista on my system?
>> >> >>

If you purchase the retail "upgrade" disk you will be able to use it
only on the computer you are upgrading. You cannot use it on any other
computer for any reason. However, if you purchase the retail "full" disk you
can use it on your current computer and any other computer you wish, without
time limitations. The "full" retail disk is the only way to go.

C.B.


--
It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
and unfortunate among us.


 
 
couchclan





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 13:30:01 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista Thank you for your information. It is always nice to know your options.



>
>


> > Thak you so much for your help. I will go purchase a new genuine Vista
> > Ultimate disc and try the change product key link and see if this work.
> > Once
> > again thank you.
> >

> >
> >> Well, the System app in control panel has a 'change product key' link. It
> >> would be hard to guess if an invalid system key has any upgrade ability.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
> >> interface.
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> .
> >>


> >> > So I need to purchase a full verison or just an upgrade? Will I need to
> >> > reinstall it again on my system for the new key to work correctly?
> >> > Thanks
> >> >

> >> >
> >> >> No, I know of no substitute for a valid Product Key.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> >> .
> >> >>


> >> >> > Thank you for your suggestion. I wnet through what the article said
> >> >> > but
> >> >> > it
> >> >> > only allows me to buy a new , type a new or contact help. I have
> >> >> > tried
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > purchase a new key but I keep getting an error message #1067. Can
> >> >> > you
> >> >> > think
> >> >> > of anything else I could try? Thanks
> >> >> >

> >> >> >
> >> >> >> You have probably updated to Vista's Service Pack 1, and this error
> >> >> >> can
> >> >> >> be
> >> >> >> fixed with this article.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> You are prompted to activate Windows Vista after you install
> >> >> >> Windows
> >> >> >> Vista
> >> >> >> Service Pack 1: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947519
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the
> >> >> >> web
> >> >> >> interface.
> >> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
> >> >> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> >> >> .
> >> >> >>


> >> >> >> > In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate. When it was
> >> >> >> > returned
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation
> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> > asked
> >> >> >> > of
> >> >> >> > me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess
> >> >> >> > whatever
> >> >> >> > was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if
> >> >> >> > I
> >> >> >> > purchase a
> >> >> >> > new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase
> >> >> >> > a
> >> >> >> > full
> >> >> >> > version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be
> >> >> >> > installed
> >> >> >> > over
> >> >> >> > my
> >> >> >> > already installed and running vista on my system?
> >> >> >>
>
> If you purchase the retail "upgrade" disk you will be able to use it
> only on the computer you are upgrading. You cannot use it on any other
> computer for any reason. However, if you purchase the retail "full" disk you
> can use it on your current computer and any other computer you wish, without
> time limitations. The "full" retail disk is the only way to go.
>
> C.B.
>
>
> --
> It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
> and unfortunate among us.
>
>
 
 
couchclan





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 16:33:00 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista Maybe you can help explain this, After installing a new upgrade version of
Vista Ultimate and valadating my copy it says "Windows is activated". I'm
thinking ok, this took care of the problem. When I get back to my desktop,
in the lower righthand corner by the sidebar area it says" Windows Vista (TM)
Build 6001 This copy of windows is not genuine. I purchased this at a Costco
store and it was sealed when I got it. How can it not be genunie? I am hoping
you may be able to shed some light on this. Thank you



> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:30:01 -0700, couchclan

>
> >In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate.
>
> A real honest to goodness Microsoft sealed DVD in original packaging?
> If yes, then you shouldn't have any validation issues.
>
> >When it was returned to
> >me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked of
> >me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
> >was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I purchase a
> >new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
> >version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over my
> >already installed and running vista on my system?
>
> Just let it validate. That should resolve the issue. There's no need
> to buy a full version if you already bought a updated version. Why it
> waited 5 months to nag about it is anyone's guess. Expect dumb things
> from Microsoft. That's their way.
>
>
 
 
Adam





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 17:05:48 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:33:00 -0700, couchclan


>Maybe you can help explain this, After installing a new upgrade version of
>Vista Ultimate and valadating my copy it says "Windows is activated". I'm
>thinking ok, this took care of the problem. When I get back to my desktop,
>in the lower righthand corner by the sidebar area it says" Windows Vista (TM)
>Build 6001 This copy of windows is not genuine. I purchased this at a Costco
>store and it was sealed when I got it. How can it not be genunie? I am hoping
>you may be able to shed some light on this. Thank you

I'm sure your copy is genuine. Explaining Microsoft screwing up is
beyond me. With them, it's a daily thing. Just a wild guess. Awhile
back Microsoft was forced to admit that it has spyware embedded in
Vista that in effect "phones home" reporting if or not your copy of
Vista is legitimate. This isn't a one time thing, it KEEPS happening
on a random basis. Well guess what, somebody at Microsoft goofed up
the software this verification routine runs on and a lot of people
were labeled as "crooks" when it fact they too had perfectly
legitimate copies of Vista.

Hit the Start orb then right click on Computer then properties. Be
interested in what it says at the bottom. It should say Windows
Activation, followed by a long product ID number and over at the right
a blue logo saying ask for genuine Microsoft software.

I would contact Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539
and give em hell. I sure would. They may give you a new product number
to get rid of the nag screen. Of course that very well could mess up
your install, remember its Microsoft crap.


>
>> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:30:01 -0700, couchclan

>>
>> >In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate.
>>
>> A real honest to goodness Microsoft sealed DVD in original packaging?
>> If yes, then you shouldn't have any validation issues.
>>
>> >When it was returned to
>> >me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked of
>> >me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
>> >was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I purchase a
>> >new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
>> >version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over my
>> >already installed and running vista on my system?
>>
>> Just let it validate. That should resolve the issue. There's no need
>> to buy a full version if you already bought a updated version. Why it
>> waited 5 months to nag about it is anyone's guess. Expect dumb things
>> from Microsoft. That's their way.
>>
>>

 
 
couchclan





PostPosted: Thu Apr 17 17:19:00 PDT 2008 Top

Windows Vista >> Install vista over installed already installed vista Thank you so much. I feel so much better. I thought I did something wrong.
Yes it says windows activation and the blue logo is there. Next stop calling
Microsoft. Thak you again for all your assistance.



> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:33:00 -0700, couchclan

>
> >Maybe you can help explain this, After installing a new upgrade version of
> >Vista Ultimate and valadating my copy it says "Windows is activated". I'm
> >thinking ok, this took care of the problem. When I get back to my desktop,
> >in the lower righthand corner by the sidebar area it says" Windows Vista (TM)
> >Build 6001 This copy of windows is not genuine. I purchased this at a Costco
> >store and it was sealed when I got it. How can it not be genunie? I am hoping
> >you may be able to shed some light on this. Thank you
>
> I'm sure your copy is genuine. Explaining Microsoft screwing up is
> beyond me. With them, it's a daily thing. Just a wild guess. Awhile
> back Microsoft was forced to admit that it has spyware embedded in
> Vista that in effect "phones home" reporting if or not your copy of
> Vista is legitimate. This isn't a one time thing, it KEEPS happening
> on a random basis. Well guess what, somebody at Microsoft goofed up
> the software this verification routine runs on and a lot of people
> were labeled as "crooks" when it fact they too had perfectly
> legitimate copies of Vista.
>
> Hit the Start orb then right click on Computer then properties. Be
> interested in what it says at the bottom. It should say Windows
> Activation, followed by a long product ID number and over at the right
> a blue logo saying ask for genuine Microsoft software.
>
> I would contact Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539
> and give em hell. I sure would. They may give you a new product number
> to get rid of the nag screen. Of course that very well could mess up
> your install, remember its Microsoft crap.
>

> >
> >> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 08:30:01 -0700, couchclan

> >>
> >> >In November I upgraded my system with Vista Ultimate.
> >>
> >> A real honest to goodness Microsoft sealed DVD in original packaging?
> >> If yes, then you shouldn't have any validation issues.
> >>
> >> >When it was returned to
> >> >me I followed each prompt and did everything during installation it asked of
> >> >me. Now 5 months later is states that I need to validate. I guess whatever
> >> >was running on my system was temporary. Does anyone know that if I purchase a
> >> >new product key this will solve my issue or do I have to purchase a full
> >> >version? If I do have to purchase a full version can it be installed over my
> >> >already installed and running vista on my system?
> >>
> >> Just let it validate. That should resolve the issue. There's no need
> >> to buy a full version if you already bought a updated version. Why it
> >> waited 5 months to nag about it is anyone's guess. Expect dumb things
> >> from Microsoft. That's their way.
> >>
> >>
>
>