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Windows Vista and WGA activation has finally been cracked!
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:35 am Reply and quote this post
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A quick google search reveals it all...
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=paradox+vista&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

The activation method used by Microsoft to protect Vista from piracy is under attack on multiple fronts.

According to Keznews, activation codes for Vista can be obtained by brute force using key generator software that randomly tries a variety of 25-digit codes until it finds one that works. With a powerful enough PC, users might be able to cycle through 20,000 different keys an hour until the software finds a key that fits. The key generator itself is a modified version of the original software license manager script file, according to reports.

TheRegister.co.uk wrote:
The greater broadband speeds available since the launch of Windows XP have made it a straightforward proposition to download illicit copies of Vista. Rather than go through the tedious business of running something like the key generation, we've heard from Register readers that some people on either side of the Atlantic have surreptitiously used the activation codes printed on boxed copies of Vista to get their system up and running. Use of cameraphones to capture these codes makes the process a breeze, we're told.


Kexnews reports:
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Mrx report this activator in our forum by words: "This is the newest Activation+WGA crack, you can download all updates for now from Windows Update."

This is better than Timestop because you can download the updates which are only available for activated windows Vista Installations, and if you have Timestop, you don't have an Activated Vista. and it is released today!

How does it work?
Microsoft allows large hardware manufacturers (e.g. ASUS, HP, Dell) to ship their products containing a Windows Vista installation that does NOT require any kind of product activation as this might be considered an unnecessary inconvenience for the end-user.

Instead these so-called 'Royalty OEMs' are granted the right to embed certain license information into their hardware products, which can be validated by Windows Vista to make obtaining further activation information (online or by phone) obsolete.

This mechanism is commonly referred to as 'SLP 2.0' ('system-locked pre-installation 2.0') and consists of the following three key elements:

1. The OEM's hardware-embedded BIOS ACPI_SLIC information signed by Microsoft.

2. A certificate issued by Microsoft that corresponds to the specific ACPI_SLIC information.

The certificate is an XML file found on the OEM's installation/recovery media, ususally called something like 'oemname.xrm-ms'.

3. A special type of product key that corresponds to the installed edition of Windows Vista.

This key can usually be obtained from some installation script found on the OEM's installation/recovery media or directly from a pre-installed OEM system.

If all three elements match Windows Vista's licensing mechansim considers the given installation a valid system-locked pre-activated copy (that does not require any additional product activation procedures).

So the basic concept of the tool at hand is to present any given BIOS ACPI_SLIC information to Windows Vista's licensing mechanism by means of a device driver. In combination with a matching product key and OEM certificate this allows for rendering any system practically indistinguishable from a legit pre-activated system shipped by the respective OEM.

Interesting stuff; but how will Microsoft fight back?

Here http://keznews.com/2450_Paradox_Vista...vator_+_WGA_crack [WARNING
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Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:09 am Reply and quote this post
not worked may b my fault!
but i used a soft name timer lock
and it worked
the method is set the date to march 1
then
crack it
and get back the time!!
so i had to spent 10$ for vista!! hahahah!!

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