HAL7600 1.2 - Permanent Windows (7/N/Server/Enterprise) Activation
Open -- > Click Install --> OK
With the new year comes a new release from the team that brought you Chew-WGA and Chew7, now partnering with secr9tos and Fibonacci from The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (known for their development of R2 Converter). We present a new era of activation technology in our release of HAL7600, affectionately named after the HAL 9000 sentient on-board computer of the Discovery One spacecraft in Arthur C. Clarke's fictional Space Odyssey saga.
* Provides an alternative way to activate Windows offline and privately.
* Works on most builds or Windows (7, N, Server, Enterprise).
* Works on 32bit or 64bit system architectures.
* Turns on activated and genuine status: LicenseStatus = 1; GenuineStatus = 0.
* Validates with WAT (Windows Activation Technologies) online.
* Resets the rearm count and then freezes the evaluation countdown (grace period time remaining).
* After the initial installation reboot, no further reboots are required to keep it activated.
* A simple click installs or uninstalls the program. It couldn't be any easier.
* Patched status checker, so you can see at any time if the system is still patched correctly. NEW!
* Advanced patch cloaking, to hide any system mods from SFC and other resource digest checkers.
* Disable (or re-enable) Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials.
* Change Windows Update settings easily.
* Query the WMI database for product name and key, license and genuine status, etc. with ease.
* Check for pending system file repair / update jobs, and clear them from the queue.
* Initial Configuration Tasks / Server Manager activation status patch for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Home Server 2011 (code named "Vail").
* Windows Embedded Standard patch to remove evaluation text from logo.
CRC32 = 44500af4
SHA1 = a4e96b4b93c70da172f0bee1e2a6f181e79a6f9e
SHA256 = beb2dcfe64d96e48edf6c574b7b5a20982b32f7dd71a4b7545 d2bc287f43afc5
v1.2 Change Log: (released 2011/01/15)
* Fixed several small glitches by adding more error checking, so there shouldn't be as many runtime errors (hopefully none).
* Change the icon settings so that it would show the appropriate icon in the taskbar button.
* Removed the exit button and replaced it by making a top panel and putting a custom exit button in the top right corner.
* Added hash checking to verify if the HAL patch was already installed, and then made it to automatically choose which button to show, install or uninstall.
* Merged the location of the install and uninstall button since only one was needed visible at a time.
* Edited the GUI background image to have less space between the top logo and the HAL eye, so that a single install/uninstall button wouldn't look so strange all by itself.
* Changed the buttons into graphics and added image changeover effects to the corner exit button, and the install/uninstall buttons.
* Adjusted the size of the form to match that of the new GUI background image, and also adjusted the positions of the Tools and Credits buttons, and the bottom console multiline textbox.
* Change autoscroll settings to be more fluid, keeping up with the carat rather than scrolling from the top at every console update.
* Added some common sense things, like hiding buttons during install/uninstall, and exiting when a restart is pending or a failed install/uninstall occurs.
* Added a services startup type checker which automatically sets sppuinotify to the appropriate startup type automatically, since other tools seem to like to mess with these settings when they also disable sppsvc, so as soon as sppsvc starts up again it ultimately would cause nags.
* A bunch of other little coding things that I don't have the patience to explain, but kept me up all night on several occasions. =)
v1.1 Change Log:
* Added a patching mechanism fix for the Windows Software Licensing Management Tool that should hopefully prevent it from being deleted unexpectedly, which in turn may actually solve several other seemingly unrelated problems, including the rearm reset not taking place, a dialog popping up at logon that says Ignore Ignore Ignore, a windows activation dialog that asks for the product key at logon, the "Status not available" message in computer properties, and WMI queries not working and just going blank.
* Removed an unnecessary registry backup & restore of a Windows Product Activation registry key.
* Removed an unnecessary service start.
* Added working directory specification that might help minimize problems with the rearm reset not working for some systems.
* v1.1 Release Date: 2011/01/04; v1.0 Release Date: 2011/01/01
* R2 Converter can be found at http://www.win2008r2workstation.com/...tion-converter
* We decided to just release it instead of going through a bunch of beta testing cycles, so if you find some bugs, please report them so they can be fixed.
* Reposting the download link in other places on the internet is encouraged, but please don't mirror unless we have trouble with the current file host. The reason for this is that I'd like to be able to keep track of the number of downloads. Thanks.
* Disable all anti-malware programs (anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc.) before installation, and exclude any resource blips that these tools warn you about. There are no viruses or malicioius code of any kind in HAL7600. Additionally, it was created by credible developers: Fibonacci, anemeros, and secr9tos.
* Make sure your system clock is correct. Run "timedate.cpl", click the "Internet Time" tab, click the "Change Settings" button, select the server appropriate for you, then click the "Update Now" button. If it fails, try again and switch servers if necessary.
* Ensure that all other activators are uninstalled, including Chew-WGA, Chew7, IR4, RemoveWAT, Daz's Loader, and any other loaders or BIOS mods. After uninstalling potentially conflicting software, also run "SFC /scannow" in an elevated command prompt, let it finish scanning, and then restart the computer before installing HAL7600.
* Run "services.msc" to open the Microsoft Management Console services snap-in. Then verify that the startup type for "Software Protection" is set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)", and then verify that the startup type for "SPP Notification Service" is set to "Manual".
* Uninstall KB971033 unless you need it, or rename WatAdminSvc.exe until you want to use it for something (can't imagine why anyone would need WAT in the first place, but hey).
* Since HAL7600 was created in Visual Studio 2010, you need to make sure you have Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile installed in order to run it. You can download .NET 4 from Microsoft and I've uploaded it at DataFileHost if you need a separate link.