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    Activate Vista (Vista Ultimate)

    Hi

    My brother and I have new laptops, he has windows vista Home Premium and I have Ultimate, he was asked to activate the product but I have not, is there an explanation for this?

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    Braddy
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    Re: Activate Vista (Vista Ultimate)

    There are 3 basic types of activation for Vista:
    Retail - usually when you buy Vista and install it yourself
    OEM - usually installed by the computer manufacturer
    Volume - mainly applies to businesses, not home users.

    OEM and volume licences are normally pre-activated so you only need to manually activate retail copies of Vista. It appears that your product was pre-activated but your brothers was not. Another possibility is a known bug with activation, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931573

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    Re: Activate Vista (Vista Ultimate)

    Hi Tony

    Thanks for the info, I guess you are correct mine must have been preactivated.

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    Braddy
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    Re: Activate Vista (Vista Ultimate)

    Bugs in the Registration/Activation code?????? Really gives you confidence that the code is not going to cut off your use of your system doesn't it! <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>
    Legare Coleman

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    Re: Activate Vista (Vista Ultimate)

    Hi Legare

    Yeah it's scary isn't it. <img src=/S/scream.gif border=0 alt=scream width=15 height=15>

    Braddy
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