The creator of the Windows Vista "brute force keygen" has admitted that his program doesn't work. It was all just a hoax, he says that everyone who says they got a key are probably lying or mistaken.
The man who cracked Vista, known as ‘Computer User’ at the KezNews.Com Forum, has admitted in a posting entitled “Brute force keygen a phoney” that the keygen doesn’t actually work, even as Microsoft are reported to be investigating the crack to see if it works or not.
‘Computer User’ said that “fact is the brute force keygen is a joke, i never intended for it to work. I have never gotten it to work, everyone should stop using it! everyone who said they got a key is probably lying or mistaken! i suggest everyone uses the 120 day 3x rearm method."
Some commenters at the site have said that the keygen may still work through sheer random luck, but would take a very long time. Some claim you might be lucky enough to chance upon a proper combination, giving some small hope that those who claimed success really did get a key, instead of just pretending they did for the kudos.