Vista: Infinintely Extend Activation Grace Period using Task Scheduler is one of my favorite Vista sites. Yesterday, they posted something that I had in mind for posting on this blog but now they've saved me the trouble ;) "Extend Activation Period past 180 days" has step-by-step instructions for using Task Scheduler to legally and permanently delay the Activation requirement. This should work for awhile.. at least until Microsoft decides to release a patch to stop the workaround.