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When you try to activate Windows Vista over the Internet by using the Windows Activation Wizard, the activation process may not be completed successfully.
Use the telephone to activate WindowsTo activate Windows over the telephone, click Use the automated phone system in the Windows Activation Wizard.
For more information about advanced solutions for this issue, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
921471For more information about Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921471/ )Windows activation fails and may generate error code 0x8004FE33
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929712/ )Volume Activation information for Windows Vista
Article ID: 933177 - Last Review: January 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
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