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You may be unable to activate Windows Vista over the Internet by using the Windows Activation Wizard


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Symptoms of the problem

When you try to activate Windows Vista over the Internet by using the Windows Activation Wizard, the activation process may not be completed successfully.

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Methods to resolve the problem

Use the telephone to activate Windows

To activate Windows over the telephone, click Use the automated phone system in the Windows Activation Wizard.

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Similar problems and solutions

For more information about advanced solutions for this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
921471� Activation fails when you try to activate Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 over the Internet
For more information about Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
929712� Volume Activation information for Windows Vista

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Article Info
Article ID : 933177
Revision : 8
Created on : 7/13/2011
Published on : 7/13/2011
Exists online : False
Views : 355