Microsoft won't fix Vista upgrade workaround
Last week, Paul Thurrott from Windows IT Pro found a loophole that allows owners of "upgrade" versions of Windows Vista to install the new operating system without the need to own a previous version of Windows. The procedure essentially involves installing Vista in trial mode and then "upgrading" from the trial installation. A week has now passed since word of the loophole got around, and VNUNet has learned straight from the horse's mouth that Microsoft doesn't actually plan to do anything about it:
"As such, we believe only a very small percentage of people will take the time to implement this workaround, and we encourage all customers to follow our official guidelines for upgrading to Windows Vista."