Best way to remove the various Vista Boot Activation Cracks

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jeffnoone, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. jeffnoone

    jeffnoone MDL Novice

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    My memory isnt exact for what I did several months ago, but I believe I installed "vistaloader_2.1.2", which worked

    I believe I also tried "VistaActivationCrackSetup 2.1.2.1" on the same drive, but seemed to work less well

    Now I would like to uninstall both

    vistaloader_2.1.2 has an DOS-like uninstall command, which I tried but not sure if I had admin privileges

    VistaActivationCrackSetup 2.1.2.1 has no obvious uninstall routine

    I also tried th uninstall feature of "voatktoolsv.2.0", but this didn't seem to do the job
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    Some questions, bearing in mind that I am happy to entirely reformat the drive, if this will do the job:

    How can I tell if I have any of these boot commands left in place?

    Can I use an XP tool like FixMBR to get rid of any boot commands like these?

    If I do re-format the drive (say using format command in Windows, when this particular drive is installed as a second drive), will a reformat clean or reset the boot sector?

    Best way to clean/reset boot sector, even if it means all data is destroyed?

    Thanks for your input
     
  2. DAz999

    DAz999 MDL Member

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    Try voatktoolsv.2.2 from keznews, it works now
     
  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

    Jun 23, 2007
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    format c:\ ? :)
     
  4. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey MDL Novice

    Jun 16, 2007
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    I used the vista install cd in repair mode.
    Ran bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot
     
  5. sabrehawk

    sabrehawk MDL Novice

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    These tools DO NOT WORK.

    Why?

    Cause they CANNOT remove:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_TIMERSTOP

    This is NOT possible.

    You also cannot change credentials/rights as admin on this
    registry key.

    Great huh?

    All that the tool does is running a script to remove certain registry
    entries and ask for yes or no, on my german system it f**ks up
    completely. It keeps running FOREVER not doing anything but spammin
    text in the dosbox asking for J or N ...and u CANT interfere with the
    process besides stopping it with CTRL - C.
    What a piece of junk is this.

    UAC is disabled and i have admin priv.


    will now try to use it under SAFE MODE
     
  6. hubert

    hubert MDL Novice

    Feb 23, 2008
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    Same here on a french vista. Keeps asking yes or No, just have to kill the task (VOATK 2.5)
     
  7. thezman

    thezman MDL Novice

    Feb 26, 2008
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    so does the vista loader uninstall really work then ??
     
  8. StefanG

    StefanG MDL Novice

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    Uninstal vista boot crack

    Download and run VistaBootPRO program.