Friday, March 16th 2007

Running Windows Vista Without Activation for a Year

Windows Vista can be run for at least a year without being activated, a serious end run around one of Microsoft Corp.'s key antipiracy measures, Windows expert Brian Livingston said today. Livingston, who publishes the Windows Secrets newsletter, said that a single change to Vista's registry lets users put off the operating system's product activation requirement an additional eight times beyond the three disclosed last month. With more research, said Livingston, it may even be possible to find a way to postpone activation indefinitely. Microsoft promptly labeled the registry change a "hack," a loaded word that is usually synonymous with "illegal." Click here to read the full story.Source: Computerworld
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12 Comments on Running Windows Vista Without Activation for a Year

#1
Casheti
Microsoft has been truely owned...

There are already many ways of doing this...timerstop cracks etc...

Or if you really want to, you could activate it :p
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#2
Fusion
HEHE

Kick in the nuts for M$ :nutkick:
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#3
rikuete
I can say it works:laugh:
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#5
Zero Cool
M$ is gonna get over-run by open source platforms very soon.
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#6
DrunkenMafia
I bet if I was worth 200 billion bucks I could make a OS which couldn't be Hacked in what..... 2 weeks!!!! LMFAO
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#7
EastCoasthandle
Until an OS is put on a chip instead of the cd circumventing Vista appears to be future of this OS.
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
No matter how hard M$ tries and any other company for that matter, piracy will always find a work around. The problem is, they use the same programming languages, scripts, code, etc...thats available to the public. And, believe it or not M$, not all of the worlds brightest coders and programmers work for you. With that being said, Im glad to know that M$ made another load of crap that can easily be hacked. HAVE A NICE DAY!
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
sometimes i dont get it,were all running their software yet we slag them off.i know theres not much else in the way of os's to use but running xp/vista/whatever and slagging m$ off is a bit two faced.some people say they hate vista and love xp but they slag off m$.if m$ are so bad why run any of their stuff at all.if you all hate m$ boycott their stuff and refuse to run it coz its so crap and bug ridden,and use some form of linux instead.

dont get me wrong,i'm no microsoft acolyte or anything,but i just think theres a few double standards around here regarding microsoft.

i have never really had a problem with any m$ os.not xp or vista or 98 years ago.and i generally buy it and not pirate it.as that makes me a hypocrit which i'm not.

and as to his fortunes,he has his fingers in a lot of pies and is a big buisnessman.can you imagine how hard it must be to run a company as big as that?

well thats my tuppence worth over.
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#10
Casheti
Hand over M$ to me and it would own...

BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T BE M$ ANYMORE.
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#11
Demon_82
Microsoft will nto make a uncrackeable O.S., because thir monoplistic possition in the market exists due to their cracked software. And it gives them rvenues dur to the developers paying them to know things or to get the made for Windows stickers... but they'll try to appear as true fighters agaisnt piracy XD
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#12
Zero Cool
by: Demon_82
Microsoft will nto make a uncrackeable O.S., because thir monoplistic possition in the market exists due to their cracked software. And it gives them rvenues dur to the developers paying them to know things or to get the made for Windows stickers... but they'll try to appear as true fighters agaisnt piracy XD
thats pretty cool if its ture :rockout:
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