Many have criticized the â€œbig brotherâ€ overtones present in Vista. From its DRM scheme to the activation system it was all complained about before the retail release. It was also said that it would only be a matter of time before Microsoft’s activation system was cracked and came crashing down, that day is at hand.
There is now a â€œone clickâ€ crack for Vista. The â€œVista BIOS Emulationâ€ crack emulates the BIOS of a PC from HP, Lenovo or Dell, that Microsoft has allowed to install OEM copies of Vista. The crack only functions with 32-bit Editions of Vista.
The crack is said to work best on a clean install of Vista rather than an upgrade version. More information about the crack can be found here.
What’s not clear is whether the crack gets around Window Genuine Advantage (WGA). What WGA tries to do is identify if your computer is running a genuine copy of Windows Vista (it does a check online before you start the update). So if you’ve got a cracked version of Windows, when it comes to needing to install an update (say to fix a security problem), you may not be able to do so.
If you’re tempted to install a cracked version of Vista on a PC, our advice is don’t do it. You probably won’t be able to get updates, and who knows what other problems a cracked operating system might introduce to your system.