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Old 01-31-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Vista upgrade disc workaround trick

Just thought id share this with you all. Not sure if you all know, but if you have an upgrade vista disc, then its not possible to do a clean install as MS have removed the disc checking. Heres a way around it, its a bit tedious, but might help a few of you.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5932
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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When this occurs, the Windows XP license is forfeited
So you forfeit your xp license if you install vista? what a rip off.

What a huge loophole though about installing from within vista, how did MS not see that?
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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So you forfeit your xp license if you install vista? what a rip off.

What a huge loophole though about installing from within vista, how did MS not see that?
Yeah its crazy lol. Oh, and just to let you know, i had to post this 3 times to get it on. It posted each time, but isnt viewable in the forums, so i had to edit the title 3 times
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:11 PM   #4
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i read in the paper today that vistas dvd copying thing was hacked or something like that. once the full retail version comes up on the torrents within the next day or so ill download it (hopefully)
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:22 PM   #5
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Good luck finding serial keys that pass activation and WGA. Microsoft is VERY efficient at blacklisting pirated keys.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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Good luck finding serial keys that pass activation and WGA. Microsoft is VERY efficient at blacklisting pirated keys.
They already have it cracked so it doesn't check for activation and such. I've had the RTM version running great for the past few weeks.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
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Hmmm... this could be useful.
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:20 AM   #8
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Yeah its crazy lol. Oh, and just to let you know, i had to post this 3 times to get it on. It posted each time, but isnt viewable in the forums, so i had to edit the title 3 times
This has happened to me too, several times, anybody else experienced this?
David, any ideas why this is happening please?
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Haha, Microsoft!
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Haha, Microsoft!
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