I've been able to activate Vista via the internet for about 10 times without a problem. I'm using the same computer and everything is the same. There's been no hardware changes, etc. What I've been doing is trying different partitions on my hard drive until I find one I'm comfortable with.
But tonight my luck ran out. I couldn't activate Vista via the internet. I got a message saying that Vista is already activated on another machine...I'm hoping that Microsoft is recognizing it's my own machine.
Anyways, I called them up and Microsoft activated it for me.
I asked the person on the phone if I would have the same problem again if I reformatted my hard drive and created new partitions again. He said he didn't know as he wasn't a tech person.
The only thing different about this time was I tried to activate Vista more than once in the same day.
Can someone explain what may have happened as to why I wasn't able to activate this time?
Or is there a limit that Microsoft puts on the number of times you can activate over the internet.
You're right. I shouldn't have been activating each time. I was worried that after entering my key during the installation phase that someone could've stolen my key and activated it before me. Then I would've been done for. Thanks for the heads up for next time.