Windows Vista Activation can be ByPassed!!!!
Hi every body there is a wounder full news. Windows vista user can use the windows vista with out activating it for many months or a year at least. but let me make something very clear this article is only for education purpose and not for any misuse and the website owner is not responsible for any misuse.
Normally Microsoft use two methods of activation for the Microsoft products and they are by connecting the system to internet and then activating and the other way is for the user who don’t have internet access they can call Microsoft Tech support (call center) and they activate through phone but if we are not activating within the activation period then the software will get locked and we wont be able to use it. if we are going to use a windows xp with out activating then windows xp will get locked after the activation period expired by giving a very less access and the access to internet to activate this software.
But according to “Brian Livingston” windows vista can be used with out activating for many months or at least a year by doing a small registry correction of changing some registry value from 0 to 1. In a forum called windows secrets he has published a article regarding this and according to his article buying a copyrighted work and making another copy strictly for personal use is specifically permitted to consumers by the U.S. Copyright Act and the copyright laws of many other countries.
For example, courts have repeatedly ruled that consumers can make copies of copyrighted songs or television programs for personal use (not for distribution or resale). This principle is legally known as “fair use.” The home edition of Microsoft Office 2007 reflects this principle, allowing consumers to activate three copies of a single purchased product. Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, however, allow only one activation.
He has also described that the Microsoft windows vista activation dead line can be post pond from 30 days to 120 days and it is legal according to the article which is posted by the “PC world” and according to that article extending the windows vista activation deadline “is not a violation of the Vista End User License Agreement.”
This isn’t a hacker exploit. It doesn’t require any tools or utilities whatsoever. Microsoft even documented the Registry key, although obtusely, on its Technet site
But people like Pc sellers they try to use this loop hole and install a number copies of windows vista and sell that to the genuine consumers who is unaware of this lope hole become a victim this is certainly violating the windows vista EULA (End User License Agreement) and the consumer realize this only after few months when it ask for the activation.
Steps used to Bypass Activation :
Step 1. While running a copy of Windows Vista that hasn’t yet been activated, click the Start button, type regedit into the Search box, then press Enter to launch the Registry Editor.
Step 2. Explore down to the following Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ SL
Step 3. Right-click the Registry key named SkipRearm and click Edit. The default is a Dword (a double word or 4 bytes) with a hex value of 00000000. Change this value to any positive integer, such as 00000001, save the change, and close the Registry Editor.
Step 4. Start a command prompt with administrative rights. The fastest way to do this is to click the Start button, enter cmd in the Search box, then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. If you’re asked for a network username and password, provide the ones that log you into your domain. You may be asked to approve a User Account Control prompt and to provide an administrator password.
Step 5. Type one of the following two commands and press Enter:
Either command uses Vista’s built-in Software Licensing Manager (SLMGR) to push the activation deadline out to 30 days after the command is run. Changing SkipRearm from 0 to 1 allows SLMGR to do this an indefinite number of times. Running either command initializes the value of SkipRearm back to 0.
Step 6. Reboot the PC to make the postponement take effect. (After you log in, if you like, you can open a command prompt and run the command slmgr -xpr to see Vista’s new expiration date and time. I explained the slmgr command and its parameters in my Feb. 15 article.)
Step 7. To extend the activation deadline of Vista indefinitely, repeat steps 1 through 6 as necessary.
Anyone with a slightest technical skill could easily install a command file that would carry out steps 1 through 6 automatically. The program could run slmgr -rearm three times, 30 days apart, to postpone Vista’s activation deadline to 120 days. It could then run skip -rearm every 30 days, for a period of months if not years, by first resetting the SkipRearm key.
The program could be scheduled to check Vista’s activation deadline during every reboot, and to remind the user to reboot once a month if a deadline was nearing. The buyer of such a PC would never even see an activation reminder, much less be required to go through the activation process.
So if you are going to buy a computer with windows vista installed then use Vista’s search function to look for the string SkipRearm in files other wise you may be a victim when your computer asks you to activate after one or two years and the product key which you are going to use will not validate.