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Activation hi i had windows xp sp2 loaded but i wana upgrade to vista ultimate.. i did that but it is asking me for activation.. i got the cd from one of my friend its a original cd its already activated..when we load the same cd on other computers it says activated..only mine says needs activation..my lap is vista compatable...why is that? pliz thaxs

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The BIOS has to match the files on the DVD. If you install it on a different make of computer or on an older version of the same make it will not activate.
What you are doing is illegal. You must pay for a licence for Vista if you install it. An XP licence does NOT cover you to run Vista. You must buy a copy of retail version Vista from a shop.

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