VISTA ULTIMATE UPGRADE activation problem
Posted on 2015-01-01
I am soooo frustrated with MicroSoft right now! A customers machine had a problem with the Hard Drive, I backed up data, did a low level format of the drive. He had Vista Ultimate Upgrade, so I installed a temp copy of Vista Home Prem, and then from Windows ran the upgrade.
Everything worked fine. I bypassed activating for the moment, and got Data transferred.
I'm getting ready to take the machine back, I attempted to activate. It comes up with an error saying I can't activate because the key is for an Upgrade not a Full Version! I went round and round with MicroSoft. Even though the copy checks out, their only solution was for me to either pay $99 for another Vista Ultimate, or $149 for the Tech to logon to my computer and modify some registry keys!
So, I'm pleading! Does anyone know what the registry keys are to change so the OS thinks it's an Upgrade instead of a Full Version?