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Most corporate environments will most likely want to have a more centralized way to handle activation (vs going to each pc, activating each one) since corp builds of the OS will Yes, it’s a major hassle if Vista lurches into its low-function state because it’s not activated, but it’s not fatal if you know something about Windows’ directory structure. However, I have heard rumours that it will also work with upgrade version of Vista Home. Hold down the Win Key + R to bring up the Run box.
I phoned Microsoft support and they said the product key on the label is not valid because HP would have and OEM licence that overrode it. After it reboots, run slmgr -xpr and check the expiry date.Check the registry setting SkipRearm, slmgr resets the value to zeroThe Initial Grace period of Windows Vista can be prolonged up When I try to do so (with the key on thePC'slabel) it's invalid. These acronyms are so well-known that you can even use them in .reg files, Vista will understand and obey the registry instruction.