Dell 530 now unactivated.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by geist, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. geist

    geist MDL Novice

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    I installed Vista 64-bit on my Dell Insperion 530 PC.

    I just recently looked (i had tinkered with the bios because i installed a hd eariler) i t now says i have sizx days to activate.

    What shoild I do? I tried importing the dell certificate but still get the same issue... when i originally installed i simply left the cdkey field blank.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. geist

    geist MDL Novice

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    Help. Please. :)
     
  3. reginakampher

    reginakampher MDL Addicted

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  4. geist

    geist MDL Novice

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    Just a note, I was attempting to fix last night and i must of 'rearmed it' and it went back to 15 days... though when i run MGADiag.exe it says 'genuine.'

    so i don't know...
     
  5. reginakampher

    reginakampher MDL Addicted

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    I checked the files you uploaded and your SLIC seems valid and so does your certificate. I believe other things are causing your activation problem other than the activation mechanism itself. Does it show that your are activated if you run the slmgr.vbs -dlv command?
     
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  6. Yen

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    You can try to reactivate: General reactivation method: (described from RF-mode, not needed of course at SP1)

    1) Open Internet Browser
    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.
    3) Find the file CMD.exe
    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select 'Run as Administrator'
    5) Type: net stop slsvc (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)
    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Ro aming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing (there is no free space at 'Roaming', it's a bug, cannot edit lol!)
    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar
    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32
    9) Type net start slsvc
    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)
    11) Reboot Twice


    After that re-apply your cert. and key.
     
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  7. geist

    geist MDL Novice

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    It says my license status is in the initial grace period..
     
  8. Yen

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    OK, then just apply the cert and the key using the slmgr commands.
     
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  9. geist

    geist MDL Novice

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    that's just it, i have to no avail.

    i did install a combo hd/blu ray drive the other day if that did anything i get a message on bios about AHCI bios not installed but that really shouldn't have anything to do with vista activation.
     
  10. geist

    geist MDL Novice

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    I reinstalled with a Dell OEM Version of 64-bit ultimate. It's activated and I used 'Backup and Restore OEM' to save a copy of the cert and key.