Workaround to bypass Windows Vista activation process has been automated with a small utility TimeStop.exe that claims to support crack on 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate activation. However, if you prefer to do the dirty work yourself, by installing and applying the TimerStop Vista activation countdown timer stopper manually. To recall, TimerStop.sys is a program that runs as a service in your Windows Vista which will terminate and break activation grace period left countdown timer so that it will always stay at 43200 minutes left, or reset back to this duration after reboot, which is treated by Microsoft as within trial period.

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There is now new Timer Stopper crack for Windows Vista RTM release, which claimed to be from Dr. Hisham – CORE (acronym for Challenge Of Reverse Engineering). The main different is that the new and updated TimerStop.sys claims to be able to work properly to crack activation timer on Windows Vista x64 (64-bit edition), including on Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit, if you follow the steps exactly and correctly. It works by either stop the countdown timer altogether even when you using the Vista system, or reset the trial period left to 43200 minutes after every reboot of PC. Best thing with this method of crack is that Microsoft will treat it always as just installed as trial or evaluation system, so you will not be subjected to WGA validation (yet) and thus can access and download Windows Update properly.

Guide and instruction to bypass Windows Vista activation (32-bit and 64-bit) with Timer Stopper crack, if you willing to install a fresh copy of Windows Vista:

  1. Shutdown and restart the computer, boot up to BIOS, and set the year of BIOS date to year 2099.
  2. Disconnect from Internet, i.e. by either switch off your Internet router or pull out the Ethernet cable.
  3. Install Windows Vista including 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate. Do not enter Windows Vista product key when prompted.
  4. After installation finished, boot up and log on to Windows Vista. Change and set back the system date to current time and date within Windows Vista environment.
  5. Download Timer_Stopper_Crack.zip. Inside the archive, there is two files, namely Vista test crack.exe and TimerStop.sys.
  6. Extract the archive to a folder.
  7. Run the “Vista test crack.exe” with administrative rights (right click on it and select “Run as Administrator”).
  8. Click on “Install” in Vista test crack window to apply the patch. It will install the TimerStop.sys as automatic start service in Vista. Optionally, you can click on “Test” button which should say “4 timers stopped” to indicate that the patch is supported on your system.
  9. Reboot the system.
  10. Test and check if the activation grace period countdown has been stopped by issuing the following command in elevated command prompt with admin rights:slmgr -dlv

    The time remaining for Vista activation should be 43200 minutes. If so, the Vista activation crack is successful.

  11. Connect back the system to Internet.
  12. If your system activation time left timer started to count down again, try to restart your computer, the timer duration left should reset back to 43200 minutes again.

If you already have installed Windows Vista, and unwilling to wipe it off and reinstall the Vista operating system, you can use the following tutorial to apply the patch, which make use of Vista 2099 rearm trick. The steps are actually and more organized method from steps specified in the way to activate Windows Vista permanently.

  1. Shutdown and restart the computer, boot up to BIOS, and set the year of BIOS date to year 2099.
  2. Disconnect from Internet, i.e. by either switch off your Internet router or pull out the Ethernet cable.
  3. Boot up and log on to Windows Vista. Then open elevated command prompt by choosing “Right as Administrator” when right click on Command Prompt icon. Alternatively, you can turn of UAC.
  4. In the command prompt, type “slmgr -rearm”. Wait for the command to complete. Restart the computer to make the change effective.
  5. When Vista system boot up again, change and set back the system date to current time and date within Windows Vista environment.
  6. Download Timer_Stopper_Crack.zip. Inside the archive, there is two files, namely Vista test crack.exe and TimerStop.sys.
  7. Extract the archive to a folder.
  8. Run the “Vista test crack.exe” with administrative rights (right click on it and select “Run as Administrator”).
  9. Click on “Install” in Vista test crack window to apply the patch. It will install the TimerStop.sys as automatic start service in Vista. Optionally, you can click on “Test” button which should say “4 timers stopped” to indicate that the patch is supported on your system.
  10. Reboot the system.
  11. Test and check if the activation grace period countdown has been stopped by issuing the following command in elevated command prompt with admin rights:slmgr -dlv

    The time remaining for Vista activation should be 43200 minutes. If so, the Vista activation crack is successful.

  12. Connect back the system to Internet.
  13. If your system activation time left timer started to count down again, try to restart your computer, the timer duration left should reset back to 43200 minutes again.

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