Saturday, March 3rd 2007

Vista Keygen a Hoax

The other day, techPowerUp! reported on a keygen for Windows Vista which supposedly allowed users to (illegally) generate activation codes for use with Vista which could fool the activation. However, the creator of this brute force keygen, known simply as “Computer User” on the KezNews forums, is himself admitting that the keygen was a joke and he’s never gotten it to work, saying “everyone who said they got a key a probably lying or mistaken!” There have been some reports of success, and although there is a slight chance the keygen could work, the chances of actually generating a working code are slim – it would probably take days if you got one at all. So it looks like he’s either worried about action from Microsoft and pretending it doesn’t work, or it genuinely is a fake.Via: Slashdot
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29 Comments on Vista Keygen a Hoax

#1
ktr
hmmm...this would been a nice April fools joke...

probably it just gave the ip's of all peeps who attempted to get a illegal copy of vista to microsoft ;)
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#2
Boneface
Hope its ok to say this but i found one that worked easily
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#4
Scavar
Eh Im sure an offline one could worked. At least I guess less chance of buying it and getting screwed
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
HAHAHAHA to all the fools who rushed out and tried it. I hate liars.
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#6
BXtreme
a vista k**gen IS however possible, i know it..........
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#7
zekrahminator
McLovin
It didn't look like a hoax at the time, that's for sure :p.
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#8
BXtreme
i have proof that it is possible, but forum rules........
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#9
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
Actually it wasn't a hoax, the keygen does work. It is however very inefficient and the writer doesn't want people to use it anymore. MS probably send a suicide lawyer to his home or something.
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#10
Pinchy
Keygen aye :D

Im sure there are plenty out there, i just havent looked yet :p
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#11
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Pinchy
Keygen aye :D

Im sure there are plenty out there, i just havent looked yet :p
If there were this wouldn't be news.
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#12
Pinchy
Well not plenty, but they do exist
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#13
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: Pinchy
Well not plenty, but they do exist
Back up your claim.
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#14
Pinchy
Sorry, against forum rules :)
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#15
ktr
by: Pinchy
Sorry, against forum rules :)
:laugh: :roll: :laugh:
:nutkick: :slap: :nutkick:
:twitch: :twitch: :twitch:
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#16
joinmeindeath417
-_- i guess if your lucky it could work but i tried it (though i DO have a LEGAL vista copy) just to try it ...and well i noticed the resources on my PC would go back down to normal after like 10-20 minutes :P


:shadedshu

i bet bill gates made it up so he can make people feel like they waisted days of there lives

:rockout:

seriously guys, its not like your paying 500 dollars for it :COUGH:MAC LEOPARD ::COUGH::

its 120 dollars for the home premium which is definitely not that bad...

it goes like this ..people want vista and windows to be "easier" and not so aggravating with activation.

THAN STOP F@#KING STEALING IT...and they wont have to take all these measures to prevent piracy
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#17
Pinchy
lmao im not even using vista...i agree, its cheap...its probably better to buy it (unless you have a lot of comps)

My point was that im pretty sure (not 100% cus i havent even looked) that there has to be a keygen for it
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#18
joinmeindeath417
im sure that there is...ha, but like i said there getting more and more ticked off with people soon you will only be able to activate vista through phone haha every 180 days

:-P
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#19
Pinchy
even with phone activation - people can get around it with cracks/keygens

I remember with norton 2005, there was this nifty keygen that generated a key, then when you went to "activate it" by phone, you put the phone code in the keygen and it gave u the phone code :p
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#20
BXtreme
by: Pinchy
even with phone activation - people can get around it with cracks/keygens

I remember with norton 2005, there was this nifty keygen that generated a key, then when you went to "activate it" by phone, you put the phone code in the keygen and it gave u the phone code :p
even 2006 was cracked this way...
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#21
joinmeindeath417
yeah and they figured it out, and now you cant do it anymore ;) everything is stopped at some point and time

its always finding new ways around it that is really time consuming

if people spent half as much time at work and getting money together as they did searching for ways and techniques for cracking vista, they'd be able to buy it...at least twice over ;P
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#22
hotrippr
by: joinmeindeath417


if people spent half as much time at work and getting money together as they did searching for ways and techniques for cracking vista, they'd be able to buy it...at least twice over ;P
I agree. But piracy is high because of prices. If you looked at a curve, you would find a point where sales price is moderate and piracy is low, MS needs to rethink their pricing. Then people would do like u say just buy it in ten minutes rather than spend hours downloading and cracking and run the risk of backdoors or malware put in by hackers. This would up their sales, save on staff and R&D defending against piracy, also would up marketshare lost to OpenSource. Guess they already know all this wont work and are way smarter than I, or they would be doing it.
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#23
joinmeindeath417
by: hotrippr
I agree. But piracy is high because of prices. If you looked at a curve, you would find a point where sales price is moderate and piracy is low, MS needs to rethink their pricing. Then people would do like u say just buy it in ten minutes rather than spend hours downloading and cracking and run the risk of backdoors or malware put in by hackers. This would up their sales, save on staff and R&D defending against piracy, also would up marketshare lost to OpenSource. Guess they already know all this wont work and are way smarter than I, or they would be doing it.
perhaps but i really dont think Vista cost alot? i mean 119 dollars (online) for Vista Home Premium is NOT a lot by any means, granted all the "restrictions" they put on it (1 copy per 1 system in a house).

Take Apple for example, Leopard is going to cost. roughly 500 dollars (USD). PER license copy, which means ONE mac computer..i mean granted they dont have "activation" and what not.. im sure there going to implement something soon concidering mac's software is easier to pirate cause the lack of protection measures.!:rockout:

but never the less you are pretty much right i mean yes, i believe XP was over priced at launch way over priced..but Vista isn't that much money, aside from needing a decent system these days but who here doesn't have that ha, even so look at prices for performance notice the better it is the more expensive it is...but in Vista's case microsoft lowered the launch price by around one hundred dollars

so they were trying to play and be smart

they failed by saying this line

"it will be very hard if not impossible for someone to hack/crack windows vista"

M$'s fate was sealed when they said this :banghead:
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#24
hotrippr
Yes it is cheap...if you have the HW. I mean I got my copy of HomePrem for $69 academic price. Should be everyones price. But yes OEM is a bargain too at 119. Too bad many people are spreading rumors like u cant reactivate if you get a new MB, so I think alot of people are are being misled into thinking retail is the only solution...and that is expensive.

I am not too happy with Vista, best things are appearance, installs faster, and Media center. But other than that I am not ready to ditch my XP partition.
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#25
AshenSugar
by: hotrippr
Yes it is cheap...if you have the HW. I mean I got my copy of HomePrem for $69 academic price. Should be everyones price. But yes OEM is a bargain too at 119. Too bad many people are spreading rumors like u cant reactivate if you get a new MB, so I think alot of people are are being misled into thinking retail is the only solution...and that is expensive.

I am not too happy with Vista, best things are appearance, installs faster, and Media center. But other than that I am not ready to ditch my XP partition.
i would bet my windows 2003 installs faster then any version of vista even starter, 12-16min FULL INSTALL WITH QUICK NTFS FORMAT.

and i dont feel the copys some people like myself would need are cheap, buisness(pro) version of the os is overpriced for non-buisness users, how much you want to bet somebody brutforced a ton of keys and starts selling them :)
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