While this might just be another elaborate hoax or amateur Photoshop user trying to stir things up, it could potentially be real. Back when Windows XP was released there was a keygen that allowed people to make their own CD keys for installing Windows XP. It would appear that the same might happen to Windows Vista. Some people claim this is a tool that Microsoft developed. But I question that statement with WHY on earth would they. Real or fake I certainly would like to test the MAK activator feature. Look at the screen shot to get a better idea.
* Slight update for those that have already read this post. It appears that someone has posted what appears to be this app on the web. Now i have downloaded the archived file but i’am worried that it could just be a virus so I’ll be doing some safety precautions first. If this does infact work i will post more about it.
* Ok so i ran the program under multiple AV software and a few online anti-virus scans and it appears to not pose a threat. I’ve included screenshots but the application does not work. It is without the proper DLLs to generate a CD Key. Whether this is just a Shell App – meaning just some fancy layout or the real deal time will tell. I’ve included some screenshots that i took while running the program and some of the DLL errors i got.
*Update while this has made more news then i ever anticipated i do want to point out something else that crossed my mine. Now this is pure speculation. If you recall their is a Windows Office 2007 Keygen that is reported to work. Within the release of the Windows Office 2007 Keygen their is a statement that says “Vista Offline Activator” Coming Soon. Could this be related? The icons for the applications are almost identical so it may be safe to say they are in fact from the same creators.