Quote: Originally Posted by DrBejar
Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32
In that case, any support questions should be directed at your school as the software will have been supplied under Microsoft's volume licensing terms.
my only problem is, i dont go to that school anymore and i already graduated from that school.
Technically the you shouldn't be using that copy of Windows any more if you left the school although it is sometimes legal to continue to use the product AFTER graduation - depends on the license of course.
However the activation procedure SHOULD work if you activate by phone and the computer is the same one as originally installed on.
Normally it will be automatic just follow the instructions from the telephone but in case of any problems you might actually get put through to an a REAL HUMAN. In this case explain say that your hard disk crashed or whatever and you have to completely re-install Windows.
(Normally the phone activation is machine generated - the responses are programmed following your answers to standard pre-defined questions like Is this copy of Windows used on another computer etc etc.)
Do the following as well - saves future problems. Now once it IS activated take an IMAGE BACKUP that you can restore via a bootable dvd / usb device, That way if you need to mess about with the hardware or a program hoses up the system you can restore the image and shouldn't need re-activation.