Originally Posted by iPwn
You shouldn't even have to call. The over the internet activation should work just fine using the automated Microsoft system.
Windows generates an install ID and contained therein is a system profile. This information is stored and (Automated) Microsoft should see the same computer ID and provide an activation ID for that copy.
I still wouldn't be able to activate. Since the time is up and I wouldn't be able to login to Windows, I'm kinda stuck using my underpowered Toshiba laptop.
Either way, this computer now fails to POST due to bad capacitors. I can get it to POST but it's a struggle and doesn't always work. And this computer is only just a few years old too.