Vista: Delay / Work-Around for Windows Activation Grace Period

Posted June 6, 2006 by Hack_Vista in Microsoft Vista

This quick little hack will delay your need for windows vista activation for 14 more days.


Vista has to be activated within 14 days of installation. This quick little hack will give you another 14 days of grace period before requiring you to activate. You can run this as needed to use vista forever.

1. Press WinKey + R to open the RUN box
2. Type or Paste this command into the run box:

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

3. Press OK or hit ENTER
4. After your next reboot, vista will give you 14 more days before requiring you to activate again.

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