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Microsoft allows bypass of Vista activation


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Microsoft has built into Vista a function that allows anyone to extend the operating system's activation deadline not just three times, but many times. The same one-line command that postpones Vista's activation deadline to 120 days can be used an indefinite number of times by first changing a Registry key from 0 to 1.

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While it can not be used an indefinite number of times, it should be a concern when buying Vista pre-installed on a system. It's possible to purchase a system that appears to have Vista installed, only to have it expire. Of most concern would be online sales, classified sales, or other cases where the seller can disappear. Always ask, and check for activation when buying a system. Beware of any that claim to have already been activated.
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I would like to take the time to apologize if there were any inappropriate advertisements on the site I linked to, as this is a family friendly forum.
I have my settings set so that the banner ads show the unable to connect info, so I don't see what is advertised. :whistling:
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