Need Help in getting my Vista Ultimate OEM activated in my Dell Dimension 5150 PC

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by vinzoolander, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. vinzoolander

    vinzoolander MDL Novice

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    Hi guys out there,

    I really do hope that someone could assist me in getting my Windows Vista Ultimate activated. Everything is fine except that it is telling me to activate my Vista within 30 days.

    I'm currently using a Dell Dimension 5150 loaded with Windows XP Home.

    I have tried all the keys given here and non of them works and I even tried it with a Dell Recovery CD to recover it into Vista Business, still cant work.

    So any experts out there, please help me!

    Thanks!
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    you will need to use the WOW patch or another bootloader. The dell cannot be modded, and I believe that this one does not carry a SLIC.
     
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  3. vinzoolander

    vinzoolander MDL Novice

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    #3 vinzoolander, Feb 20, 2009
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    Thanks for your reply, 911medic... please advise me how to get the WOW patch or the bootloader?
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    WOW is on sticky in Vista section of forum
     
  5. vinzoolander

    vinzoolander MDL Novice

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    Anyone here in this forum had luck in getting their Vista running fine on the same model?

    Please help!

    Thanks...
     
  6. docjynx

    docjynx MDL Novice

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    I use vistaloader 2.0 it is the only one working after sp1 make sure to remove all others before installing..

    Here is info from a different site Thanks to miranda for the info.

    hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/101267839/vistaloader_2.0.zip.html

    hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/101268216/vistaloader_2.1.zip.html

    The different is the important file for Dell pc's

    vstaldr1 size 168.736 or 170.720

    You have to try both.

    To install, unzip to e.g. c:\vistaloader xx

    command box as administrator
    cd c:\vistaloader xx
    run the file install.cmd dell

    Hope that helps