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Activation error Yes, i encounted the same problem, even i did ask fews of my friend, perform clean-installation should solved this. I've formated and re-install my windows (4 times) but it still not solved this, can any 1 help me on this. I've seen some of the user has this problem when they want to activated Vista.

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  • artisarea Oct 06, 2009

    So, with this i need to fully deleted my whole partition and then only perform clean installation rite?

    Im using SATA hard disk, so my older partition magic wouldnt support.

    Thanks for the information.

  • artisarea Oct 06, 2009

    So, with this i need to fully deleted my whole partition and then only perform clean installation rite?

    Im using SATA hard disk, so my older partition magic wouldnt support.

    Thanks for the information.

  • artisarea Oct 06, 2009

    So, with this i need to fully deleted my whole partition and then only perform clean installation rite?

    Im using SATA hard disk, so my older partition magic wouldnt support.

    Thanks for the information.

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The problem is Vista see's your second format as a second partition on the hard drive. It never gave you a clean format, and just internally added another partition. I solved the problem by formatting with a copy of XP and just stopping the process after the format was completed. Partition Magic works just as good to give you a clean format. Because you should format first with your older copy of windows, if you have more than one partition is the reason for the error. Vista see's your first copy as the older copy and just gives you a second partition.
Being actually in the second partition is why you get the error when you try to activate the actually second copy too. It actually trying to activate your copy but, the copy of the activated copy (your first copy), is still activated and is still on your hard drive and working.
The two NTSC formats for Xp and Vista are not the same, and is really why this error happens.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

  • Richard Klein
    Richard Klein Oct 06, 2009

    NTSC should be NTFS

  • Richard Klein
    Richard Klein Oct 14, 2009

    Dos re-formatting will work too. It usually formats pretty clean. But, the only problem I found was installing original OS copies with pre-formatted hard drives. But, I think something was wrong with the computer accepting a faulty built in card. You should use a kill disk software too, probably. Let me know if you need to know kill disk is?

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