- Install Windows Vista, to install Vista Ultimate off a Home Basic disc, please read:
- Perform an install of Vista as shown in the article: How to Install Windows Vista Ultimate from a Vista Basic Installation Disk.
- Download the following hack/patch and scan it yourself for viruses and malware: vistastuff.webng.com/VistaActivator.zip VistaActivator.zip
- Run the patch in Vista, it may take a few minutes while installing.
- Select Computer -> System Properties and verify that Vista has been activated with a Product ID.
- Visit www.microsoft.com/genuine and validate Vista to make sure that it is genuine and eligible for updates.
- Close all applications before running patch to ensure success.
- Works with Vista x86 (all versions)