Vista Activation Query
Posted on 2010-11-17
I've picked up someone's machine that had various issues, one of which was that they had a prompt that their copy of Windows (Vista Home Premium) was not genuine, despite having a genuine OEM key attached to the PC. They have had their PC rebuilt by someone in the past, and I suspect it was rebuilt with a dodgy key.
I have re-activated with the correct legitimate product key, but still have the text watermark on the desktop, and need to know how to remove this.
I haven't rebooted the machine since the activation, as it's currently running anti-virus and anti-malware scans, but am asking the question in case there is no change in this after the reboot....