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Old March 17, 2007, 10:20 AM
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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"."

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Old March 17, 2007, 11:31 AM
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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.
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Old March 17, 2007, 11:56 AM
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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!
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Old March 18, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
This is the part I agree most with, LOL!
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