Windows Vista’s Reduced Functionality Mode

Now, think about it, does that look genuine?

It’s not a widely publicised feature, but users of Windows Vista who fail to properly activate their software may find themselves in Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM). In this state, you will be unable to use any of the Windows Vista Premium features like Aero Glass and ReadyBoost, nor will you be able to play any of the built-in games. Tougher still you’ll only be able to use the computer for one hour before it automatically logs you off.

The moral of the story is simple: when you see that reminder to activate your copy of Windows Vista, be sure to do it promptly. Users of non-genuine software like the not-even-trying-to-look legitimate counterfeit above may also find themselves placed into RFM state. So be sure to ensure your copy of Windows Vista is genuine before you install it. If you’re not sure if your software is genuine follow the links on this page:
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