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Delay Windows Activation



Typically, when an organization deploys Vista, it will create a master image, run SYSPREP, and deploy the image. But it might be a while between the time that SYSPREP is run and when Vista is actually deployed. Microsoft will allow you to extend the activation period by
30 days, but you can do that only three times. You can, however, use a registry hack to get around this limitation:


1. Navigate through the registry to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SL.
2. Change the value associated with the SkipRearm key to 1.
3. Open a Command Prompt window and enter the following command: slmgr –rearm.


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