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Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

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Old 29th January 2008, 14:05
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Exclamation Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

I cannot say more, but i just discovered a cool way in which you can easily (very easily, too damn easily) bypass the Windows Activation prompt. I tested it with Windows Server 2008 RC1, but I need some help in testing it in Vista/XP and 2003.

So, if anyone has a VM with either Vista, XP Pro or Windows 2003, and that machine has timed out its activation period, and you'd like to help, ping me.

More info will be released on the main site so keep an eye on it, as it will probably attract some fire...

Note that the purpose of this experiment is NOT to crack/hack or in any ways use a non-legit and illegal copy of Windows. It's just used as a means of getting into Windows AFTER it bombed with the activation screen, change necessary settings, grab files, and then either stop using it (because it's against the EULA), or activate it as needed.
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Default Re: Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

Useful for MCTs! Are you sick of phone activation of multiple VMs

PM me with the details as I have a few to activate for the next course so will be happy to test
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Default Re: Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

Ahhhh! Vista RTM and Vista SP1 RC1 are also vulnerable to this little "trick" I found...

Anyone with an 2003/XP Pro machine that has bombed out with the activation process?
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Default Re: Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

sounds good, I'm just about to set up a test cluster with two 2003 servers

anything there for terminal services as well?
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No, this is not a hacking option. It's just a means of bypassing the activation screen in order to access your computer AFTER the activation timeout.
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Hi Petri,
can you share the "discovery"?
Thanks!
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Hi Petri,
can you share the "discovery"?
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Read the first post for more info on that.
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Yes, I will "share" it. I just need to get more confirmation regarding Windows 2003/XP. when I do, I will post if on the main site.
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Default Re: Wow! Nice way to bypass Windows Activation prompts!

Ok, article is live on the main site.

Temporarily Bypass Windows Server 2008 Activation
http://www.petri.co.il/bypass-window...activation.htm

Tip will work only for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
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And don't forget to give it a Dig if you dig it.
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