Re: activation problem

Boot into Vista Business, insert your DVD and do an in-place upgrade using the Product Key. After the (re)installation completes, you should be able to activate. Most likely you will need to phone it in.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help -
My thoughts

"r.bartlett" <r.bartlett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:5606AFF8-31A8-481A-A1D4-EA8F399822C3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi guy's

I did a new install with vista business. 'upgrade' . The reason for this
was a new hard drive. I couldn't -then- see the point of installing xp then
vista then start the long hard migration process. I was told of a work
around, so I did.

Now I'm getting 'activation' notices which when I try I get "this is an
upgrade pack not a clean install" failed

Now I have XP disks/codes here which are genuine -can I phone MS and would
they allow me to quote a XP product key rather than having to go through the
whole process again?

All software legit and above board - can send pics to prove ;-)

Any help/work around most welcome