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somecanadianguy April 23, 2009 01:10 PM

Activate Vista OEM... help please.
 
I bought a Vista 64bit Home Premium OEM disc for my new build and am running out of time to activate it. What do I do? I haven't gotten the computer online yet... do I have to be connected to the internet?

werty316 April 23, 2009 01:20 PM

Activate it online and call MS to activate it.

SugarJ April 23, 2009 02:35 PM

Do the telephone activation. You call a 1-800 number, read off your key, and it tells you like 9 groups of 6 digit numbers to punch in. Takes about 5 minutes.

Chilly April 23, 2009 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 184031)
Do the telephone activation. You call a 1-800 number, read off your key, and it tells you like 9 groups of 6 digit numbers to punch in. Takes about 5 minutes.

This is exactly what you do. The automatic telephone activation will fail and then connect you to a MS agent, they will ask you a few quick questions and then give you the activation code. Its fairly painless and takes no more than 5 minutes.

grinder April 23, 2009 04:43 PM

yup.. quite painless. You don't even have to talk with a MS rep in India any more... it's completely automated over your telephone.

Bones April 23, 2009 08:54 PM

I was shocked the first time I had to activate via the telephone. I had prepared myself for the worst but it was quick and painless.

Eldonko April 24, 2009 08:25 AM

Ive activated windows by phone so many times its ridiculous. It's not fun, but if you skip the automated crap (which never works) and speak with an agent it only takes 4-5 mins.

SugarJ April 24, 2009 08:58 AM

The automated system worked the last 3 times I did it.

Eldonko April 24, 2009 09:00 AM

Never works for me. I dont think you can use automated if you are activating OEM.

tyreman April 24, 2009 09:04 AM

Going to the dentist is Worse..And thats painless today pretty much!!!


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