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Monday, December 29, 2008

Activate WIndows Vista

A simple trick that let's you use Vista infinitely..

Registry Instructions for SkipRearm

  1. Preliminary experiment, check the activation expiry date with the command: slmgr -xpr
  2. Launch Regedit. Click the Start Orb and write regedit and click on it.
  3. Navigate to this path:
    ** HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SL
  4. Double-click SkipRearm and change the value to 1.
  5. Note: this registry hack does not make any sense on a machine which has already been activated!
  6. Now remember to run the 30 day extension command: slmgr -rearm
  7. Restart the machine. After it reboots, run slmgr -xpr and check the expiry date.
  8. Check the registry setting SkipRearm, slmgr resets the value to zero.

Screen Shot of SkipRearm

Vista Activation Hack - SkipRearm

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