Goddamned, it keeps asking me to reactivate. When I try to put the code in that's on the back of my CD case, it loads a bit, but then it says the code isn't good and I need to call them to reactivate my code. It's getting quite annoying, even when the shop where I bought it tells me to call Microsoft, then Microsoft tells me to call the webshop! WTF!
call the number it gives you. it isn't rocket science.
Mine went through, installed about 3 times, you sure you arn't switching hardware around? mabye?
18th November 2004
Just call the number. It's entirely automated, so you don't have to talk to anyone.
kow_ciller;5238650call the number it gives you. it isn't rocket science.
I did, and also activated it, but now it's asking me again.
Well, I don't know why Microsoft is telling you to call the shop. Microsoft is the one you need to call. There is very little the shop can do to help. Aside from replacing your OEM kit, with a new one. Giving the risks of lost sales, very few shops will do so, unless they install the OEM kit themselves.
You need to call Microsoft, and work with them to get a replacement OEM.
Usually in your situation, one of three things has occurred.
1. You have upgraded your hardware since installing the OEM. 2. The OEM has been used multiple times, and has been "blocked", or otherwise "flagged" as non-genuine. 3. It was some kind of "beta" key, and has since expired.
This has happened to me before with XP. The reason they often try to pawn you off to the shop you bought it at is when they hear you say you have an OEM copy of the OS, they assume it's a name brand OEM system like Dell, HP, etc. The time this happened to me I thought the supervisor I asked for was going to straighten things out. Instead she was the one that was very rude and insistent I talk to the people I bought it from.
I hung up in anger and when I called back, believe it or not it was some nice foreign sounding guy that was the only one that thought to ask if it was a generic OEM OS or name brand, and THAT made ALL the difference. MS doesn't support OEM name brand because usually there's proprietary software from the brand manufacturer on the disc too which requires certain steps to be followed.
Just tell them it's a generic vs name brand OS disc if that's what you bought. They don't cover them for installs on any system like the retail ones, but they do cover license key support on generic OEM OSes for installing on the originally used system if need be. As mentioned however, this can typically be resolved via the automated method, provided you follow all the steps properly.
I had to do that once with my Win7 release candidate, i changed some hardware (forget what exactly) and it wanted me to activated again. I just called the number and 5min later it was activated again and ready to roll.