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How to reissue a Windows Vista Multiple Activation Key

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My Computer had a virus, I have used 3 out of 5 Windows Vista Business License Key's, but I want to reuse the key number with out going to Key number 4.  Is there a way of doing this or do I just use another license, which would be silly since it would be going onto the same computer, thanks
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If it is not an OEM license, Microsoft is usually very accomodating about re-using a license on the same computer to re-install. Reinstall, and then when trying to activate with the same key, call them, and explain. As you explain it here: Straight re-install on the same box because of problems and then we assume not OEM, there should be no issue. ... Thinkpads_User
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