Friday, August 21, 2009

Windows 7 runs free without activation for 120 days with simple command

Pulled right from Engadget.com’s own article.

image Microsoft has given its sort-of blessing to a simple hack to keep that non-activated copy of Windows 7 humming for a full 120 days before full-on nag mode sets in. All you have to do is enter "slmgr -rearm" into the command prompt at the end of every 30 day period, and your copy of Windows gets a whole new lease on life -- an action that can be repeated three times. The same command is available in all editions of Windows Vista. Set this up in a batch file and run the batch when the time comes to rearm.