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I tried launching FM09 today, hwoever I get greeted with a message to enter my activation key. I purchased this game voer Steam, so I right click - view CD key - copy then paste it into the dialog box. However, it tells me the key is in use and asks me to purcahse one?

What the hell is going on? I DID purcahse one! Now I have to purchase another?

Thanks in advance.

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Error: You are receiving the Error ‘Product Key already Active’ message

Fix: You need to delete the certificates and re-activate the game

1) On receiving the error, please uninstall the game

2) Please navigate to the following directory:

XP users: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 Certificate

Vista users: C:\Program Data\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 Certificate

3) Please ensure that it is the \certificate directory you are located in

4) Delete all content

5) Reboot the machine

6) Re-run the installation program and retry activation - ensuring you have 'verified' your key using the following website: http://keylookup.fm2009.softanchorinsight.com/

7) You should now be activated

Tried this?

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My game did that a couple of days ago aswell. In the end I had to uninstall it and install it again. I just opened up steam and chose the option to remove the local stuff and then redownload and install it again.

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