[OT] Help with windows activation

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Sat Mar 31 21:05:12 EDT 2012


I would go back to the first guy who "helped" and ask him what he planned to do next. Then after the hemming and hawing, tell him, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." then turn around, walk away and do it right. But that's just me. :-)

Bob Sneidar
IT Manager
Calvary Chapel CM
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On Mar 31, 2012, at 17:28, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ah well. Reloads are easy, its the time down the drain that I wish I could
> have back.
> 
> Thanks for the confirmation.
> 
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 6:24 PM, Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On Mar 31, 2012, at 12:26 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:
>> 
>>> Hey all, hope its ok for me to pick everyones brain..
>>> 
>>> I am working on a system for a friend. The previous person "helped" them
>> by
>>> installing vista ultimate for which they have no valid license.  Didn't
>>> activate it, 30 days later everything goes wonky.
>>> 
>>> They do have a valid vista license, just not for vista ultimate.
>>> Unfortunately windows activation won't accept the code because of course
>>> its for the wrong vista level. Does anyone know of a way to downgrade
>> from
>>> ultimate to home premium so that I can then activate and not have to do a
>>> reload?
>> 
>> Sorry, Mike… I don't think there's a way to do it; you'd have to do a
>> reinstall AFAIK.
>> 
>> Ken Ray
>> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
>> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>> 
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