All of a sudden, Vista not genuine

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  1. juggernaut911
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    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    So, I come back after a couple of hours of basketball with some friends to my computer to well... do whatever I do. Windows has a pop-up saying I need to activate... wtf.

    I'm not paying for Vista! [​IMG] Vista spontaneously asks me to activate on boot and I have the evaluation watermark now... wtf!?!?!?!?

    Any one have this problem?

    Situation discovered on 3/25/2009


    HELP!!!!
     
  2. Filter

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    Did you pirate it? (sounds like you did? Because I got a activation update for Windows XP like around 2 days ago. I have a legit copy so.
     
  3. Joe88

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    have you installed all the latest updates?
    because there are a few you should avoid at all costs
     
  4. wchill

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    I had the same with my TinyXP install.
    Just Google for "how to remove WGA notification" and there should be something to fix the problem.
    Run, reboot, enjoy.
     
  5. geminisama

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    Wasn't this introduced sometime last year, like around September? You should update more, and get better cracks. My cracked Vista works fine, and I update frequently. o.o
     
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    Yeah there are a lot legit cracks and activators for Vista. Just search some popular torrent sites and read comments to find one that is real and works.
     
  7. Joe88

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    KB940510

    is the update you should not install, it appears as a regular Update for Windows Vista (not security)
     
  8. wchill

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    WGA can be classified as spyware. What else phones home? What else installs itself on your computer to monitor you? What else tricks you, the user, into thinking that it's a legitimate thing?
     
  9. juggernaut911
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    I've had that installed since 2/23/2009...

    Whatever, I the crack I rewrote for my own custom vista install (took forever because I never did an actual app before) and that fixed me... weird though...


    I haven't even made any serious changes any where except for installing office 07 pro+ on monday...


    well, it's fixed anyways. weird breaking is weird
     
  10. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    all new games from microsoft will phone home before you can install and even play. They don't want you to call it DRM either.
     
  11. Joe88

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    well I guess thats the one that got you

    detects time stop and OEM bios crack

    people have said they just reinstalled the OEM crack and the it went away (Ive done it a few times also)
    and there are some cracks it cant detect
    I just have OEM crack on mine, I actually caught the 30 day limit thing under my computer (was on 4 days left) it never told me to renew, it just did something in the background and was counting down
    lucky I caught it in time... just reinstalled the crack and its gone
     
  12. x-mah-D

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    Upgrade to windows 7.
    So easy to crack [​IMG]
    you can nearly program your own cracks for it lol
     
  13. agentgamma

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    I have a question - why use Vista in the first place?
     
  14. juggernaut911
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    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    Because. It really isn't as horrible as people make it out to be. The only crashes I've had were from buggy games and when my harddrive had a bad header.
     
  15. Linkiboy

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    It's faster than XP, assuming you're not using shit hardware from 5 years ago.
     
  16. Searinox

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    That update is a laugh. YES it does detect those two cracks, YES it does phone home. What it sends I have no idea but I've yet to hear about cops busting users because WGA sent their IPs to Microsoft which called the police, and ultimately NO that update does not remove the exploits, nor does it de-register your system. It only pops up a SINGLE window warning you that they exist and they should be removed.

    Btw I AM running on 6 year old hardware and it's still faster. [​IMG]
    ...actually only 2 of my harddrives and modem are that old, the mobo and CPU are 3 years old.
     
  17. juggernaut911
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    True that. I find Vista quicker and it looks better.
     
  18. Joe88

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    it removes it the windows is validated thing under my computer and asks you to get a new key + validate it again with a 30 day time period
    so just reinstall the crack... goes away [​IMG]
    it doesnt seem to work on SP1 though...
     
  19. Searinox

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    Vista + SP1 OEM BIOS crack when the patch came out. Detected exploit SL-### on my computer and notified me of it. COMODO firewall reported the tool trying to get online. I let it lol. Nothing happened to my system. It's odd cause according to the M$ documentation the crack does indeed not disable anything. Supposedly they're experimenting with crack detectors to make sure they don't screw up genuine systems before they truly launch a purging tool? Then again the documentation also says nothing about the phone home LOL.

    Anyways if anyone IS using an OEM BIOS crack, know that installing new OSs or reconfiguring a couple of boot options - generally sutff that tampers with the boot record - will disable such cracks.