Windows activation key? Dead hard drive

By Baltan
Oct 20, 2009
  1. Hi Techspot

    Just a quick question, just recently my hdd died, so i have got a new one. I am going to be putting vista back on.

    My question is do i have to ring microsoft for another activation key or can i use the same one?? will that work??


  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    You can enter the old one, but it probably won't accept it, giving you instructions on how to get a new key. Usually it's just a phonecall away.
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