From the "frankenbuild" crack to a spoofed online KMS server and to a local KMS server, the activation hacks aim to extend, rearm or copy the genuine Windows Vista activation process.
Following that, an inactivated operating system will go into reduced functionality mode.
Please be as detailed as possible in your answer and if you are referencing information, please provide the link. I'm not a real Techy, but I think the best way to combat this is to start your computer in 'Safe Mode' and Restore your system to an earlier date.
If you don't know how to start in 'Safe Mode', all you have to do is start up your computer and repeatedly hit the f8 button till it gives you the option to start in 'Safe Mode'I hope this helps Go to control panel, click on security center, go to automatic updates then change your preferences to notify me but don't automatically download or install them, which you should do anyways since you don't want all the downloads....unless you just really like SP3 or IE8 lol. It will not download or update unless you tell it to and which ones to update.
3) Correctly indicate the version of Vista that you're installing: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate.
4) Select the "Custom (Advanced)" install, not the "Upgrade" install.