Microsoft acknowledges Windows Vista OEM hack

(NEWS) (April 13, 2007) Microsoft has confirmed the Vista OEM hack, which has circulated the web in recent months. The story covering Windows Vista Activation crack was first reported by the Inquirer on March 1, 2007, then many Vista users-in-waiting rushed out of the gate and test out the OEM crack, which of course makes Microsoft worried, and that’s how we got the recent confirmation by Microsoft Senior Product Manager Alex Kochis on Windows Genuine Advantage developers’ blog. According to the blog, Microsoft will not take immediate actions against what they called “mad scientists”, and instead, they will focus on protecting their “customers, partners and products.” Does this sound familiar?

Windows Vista Upgrade Workaround

How do upgrade from Windows XP to Vista without buying a full version?

There’re a few articles circulating the web on how to upgrade to a full version of Windows Vista from scratch, and only paying the cost of an upgrade from ealier versions of Windows. This is first reported by Marc Liron on his website.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Install the upgrade version of Vista without entering the product key.
  2. Wait until the Vista files have been copied across, start the installation again instead of activating it.
  3. Completed.

That’s it.

Please keep in mind that this is in violation of Microsoft License Agreement. We highly recommend you to purchase a full version after 30 days trial.