Updating pirated vista
Should you avoid the upgrade, we can take a trip to the Windows end of life page to see how long other versions will keep kicking.
Windows 8.1 will be in mainstream support until January 2018, and will continue to receive security updates in extended support until January 2023.
If you see a listing on an auction site, online classified ad, or other online page advertising product keys for sale, it’s a good indication that the keys are likely stolen or counterfeit.” Microsoft also writes,” Purchasing from known and trusted sources and avoiding ‘ So while the keys on GP2Play might work, and many users report they do, they are possibly not legitimate.
They are so-called OEM keys which are normally only sold to system builders.
But if you're interested in tracking down the tools I tested you should have no trouble finding them using the clues available in screenshots and descriptions here.
If you do intend to try this stuff out for yourself, I recommend extreme caution.
The site GP2Play is apparently able to sell ‘legitimate keys’ that allow Windows Vista users to upgrade to Windows 7.
While Windows 10 keys are also sold, these require a clean install, our method by first upgrading to Windows 7 makes it possible to keep all your files and settings from your Vista installation.
First off, if you're running an official version of Windows 7 or 8.1, you will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 as long as you reserve your copy by summer 2016. After July 29, Windows 7 and 8.1 users will no longer be eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.If you’ve decided that you don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, no matter what, you can ignore the warnings from Microsoft and stay on your current operating system (OS). Let’s take a quick look at what will happen to the various flavors of Windows after the end of July.Note that Windows 8 users should have already received a free update to Windows 8.1, so if you're still on Windows 8, check for a system update.Additionally, the Enterprise editions of Windows 7 and 8.1 are not eligible for the free upgrade (sorry, business owners).
Of the first 10 hits, six were inactive or had been taken down.