)If the update hasn’t been installed, you can see the details of the update in Automatic Updates (after download) or Windows (Microsoft) Updates site.It will show: Windows Vista Validation Update (KB929391)The download size is 103 KB and it’s a critical update.If it doesn’t, assume the ISO has been compromised and download another.
If you’re using pirated Windows Vista that has been hacked or cracked or bypassed activation, this update will detect that the Vista is not genuine, and de-activate or un-activate any ‘activation’ been done.
You will get a warning message of “Windows Validation: Your copy of windows is not valid, Windows vista will be running in limited mode with less features.” The Windows Vista will also lose some nice features with Windows Aero disabled, so do the Aero theme, and the user is required to activate the Windows Vista again within 30 days grace period (some users reported they only have 3 days!
With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. It is not properly licensed, or supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.
If a device was considered non-genuine or mis-licensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mis-licensed after the upgrade." Original story In what may turn out to be an historic move in the battle against piracy, Microsoft's Terry Myerson has announced that the software vendor will allow all customers — whether they're running genuine Windows software or a pirated version — to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
s mentioned previously that Microsoft intends to roll out and install a new validation update on Windows Vista via Windows Update, Microsoft is indeed very fast and has started to release Windows Vista Validation Update (KB929391) via not only Windows Update or Microsoft Update, but also through Automatic Updates feature of Windows Vista, in the category of Critical Updates.