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Just some info to assist those that don't know.

You can install Windows 7 retail versions with no key and you have 30 days to try the app.

If you would like to extend this time for 120 days, Microsoft generously and legally allow you to do this by resetting the W7 timer back to 30 days.. up to 3 more times. (Total free use 120days) :)

Do this:

To extend the grace period another 30 days, simply start a command prompt as Administrator, and issue this command:

slmgr -rearm

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Now... what is not widely known is this next trick for 7 ;)

If you want to continue using 7 for free (compliments of MS).. you simply change this reg key and you can continue to rearm for a fresh 30 days continuously! :)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform]

"SkipRearm"=dword:00000001

After your 3rd reset this key will be 00000000 - simply change it as above to 00000001 -- now you can rearm again! Just keep doing this as long as you like :)

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Hope that helps someone.

That routine above ensures your W7 copy is free of cracks and possible trojans and will function for as long as you like, until a trusted and proven activation method comes to light. :)

Bax!

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Why not then a app, that runs at startup to constantly and silently reset the reg keys and rearms the system?

Should be very easy to code, but I am not sure on how Windows 7 handles apps that run on start up o.o

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Why not then a app, that runs at startup to constantly and silently reset the reg keys and rearms the system?

Should be very easy to code, but I am not sure on how Windows 7 handles apps that run on start up o.o

Indeed :)

Let me know if you want me to test it for you. ;)

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A friend of mine followed your method Baxter, seems to be working well:

Ted.

Glad to hear Ted. :)

It works a treat, and also you don't have to worry about MS coming up with a fix for any 'cracks or patches' that others apply.

Now if mudlord codes a tiny start up app to do this automatically - this will be fantastic! :)

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I'm going to install the x64 version....Since I want to get into 64bit app development, Win7 would be a perfect OS.

Bax, got MSN or something?

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I'm going to install the x64 version....Since I want to get into 64bit app development, Win7 would be a perfect OS.

Bad news br0... rearm trick seems to only work in x86 version.. :(

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I'm going to install the x64 version....Since I want to get into 64bit app development, Win7 would be a perfect OS.

Bad news br0... rearm trick seems to only work in x86 version.. :(

Oh crap, well that counts me out :(

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Maybe someone with x64 installed can confirm for us all if it works or not??

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as far i know on my vista x64 sp1 it worked, but i had to create reg key.

due that reg key was only in beta, even when you out of time, vista doesnt lock, only allows you to activate or wair 15 seconds and then login to desktop.

it was added so nobody will sue microsoft when activation servers are down and you cant login even when your vista is legit.

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Fantastic little app to let you tweak and tune your Win 7 install.... x86 & x64


http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/UWTv2.0.zip

A Windows 7 "must have"

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You can rearm windows only 3-times!

After that, you can delete that reg key, you can rearm, script will show that all is ok, but timer will continue normally. This was clearly explained by microsoft.

Read here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/wga/archive/2007/03/19/another-reported-workaround-ineffective.aspx
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i didnt want to start a new thread so ill just ad this here

Microsoft hopes Windows 7 makes you forget about Vista

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-windows4-2009oct04,0,6051119.story
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I'm going to install the x64 version....Since I want to get into 64bit app development, Win7 would be a perfect OS.

Bad news br0... rearm trick seems to only work in x86 version.. :(

im guessing the registry key to patch is in the x64 node, not the x32 one, so for x64 the x64 one probably

needs patched, and / or the x64 one and the x32 one... i doubt that microsoft would have knocked this

out for only the x64 build..

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