Go Back   Hardware Canucks > SOFTWARE > O/S's, Drivers & General Software

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2007, 10:20 AM
Babrbarossa's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 3,673

My System Specs

Default Run Vista for a year without activation

The entire article is at ComputerWorld- of course, you avoid running it at all, and never need to activate it.


"Microsoft documented the key on its support site in a description of what it calls "SkipRearm". In it, Microsoft explains that "rearming a computer restores the Windows system to the original licensing state. All licensing and registry data related to activation is either removed or reset. Any grace period timers are reset as well." By changing the SkipRearm key's value from the default "0" to "1," said Livingston, the earlier-revealed "slmgr -rearm" command can be used over and over."


In other Vista news at CeBIT, a microsoft official admits to a ZDNet representative that Microsoft OneCare is "far from perfect"

"Microsoft has said that its OneCare security suite has "a problem" with the underlying antivirus code, and admitted that security is just "" a little part of Microsoft". Speaking to ZDNet UK exclusively at the CeBIT show in Hanover, a senior manager for the software giant said that its consumer security product is far from perfect and that pieces are actually "missing"."
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1...9286351,00.htm

Last edited by Babrbarossa; March 17, 2007 at 11:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2007, 11:31 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 104
Default

well, i didn't reed that, i do know you can get a vista RC and run it for quite a long time and get the updates to.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2007, 11:56 AM
b1lk1's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lindsay, Ontario
Posts: 2,503

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Babrbarossa View Post
.......of course, you avoid running it at all, and never need to activate it.

This is the part I agree most with, LOL!
__________________
MY HEATWARE
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 18, 2007, 11:24 AM
Deathspawner's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 204
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
This is the part I agree most with, LOL!
Quote for truth.
__________________
Techgage.com | Editor in Chief

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.20GHz, ASUS P5K Premium WiFi-AP, OCZ 8GB PC2-6400, EVGA GTX 285 1024MB
Seagate 500GB, 750GB & 1TB, Pioneer 22x ODD, Corsair 1000HX, Thermalright Ultra-120, CM Storm Sniper
Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Ultrasone PRO 750, Gentoo Linux (KDE 4.4, 2.6.32 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter

Profiles: Last.fm | Xbox Live | Steam
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Happy New Year Supergrover Off Topic 11 January 1, 2008 06:54 PM
X38 or P35 for next year magictorch Rumor Mill 9 November 5, 2007 09:12 PM
Which OS are you using, and which will you be using next year Babrbarossa O/S's, Drivers & General Software 42 March 27, 2007 03:12 PM
DMA Re-Activation Shredder O/S's, Drivers & General Software 1 March 17, 2007 11:27 AM
Windows Vista Activation Cracked Yet Again Supergrover Press Releases & Tech News 2 January 1, 2007 02:29 PM