No product key is needed. Windows Vista is activated upon installation. Windows is fully patched with all "important" Windows Updates to 8th may 2007 | Tiny Vista Unattented No product key is needed. Windows Vista is activated upon installation. Windows is fully patched with all important Windows Updates to 8th may 2007. The 512Mb RAM memory requirement is reduced to just 256Mb. The requirement of almost 8Gb of disk space is reduced to less than 3Gb. This installation only takes up about 35 of the size of a normal installation of Windows Vista. Many components have been removed from this edition of Windows but you still have Microsoft s three main programs Internet Explorer 7 Windows Mail Formerly Outlook Express Windows Media Player 11 You also have the new Aero theme in this edition of Windows and the ability to use Windows Update. There are no services taken out of this special edition of Windows. Only three services have been disabled Remote Registry Windows Error Reporting Service Windows Search. You cannot do an upgrade installation from this CD because the upgrade files have been removed. You can only install Windows by booting from the CD and formatting your partition or hard drive. The eXPerience folder on the CD contains the following three folders ---DirectX DLL Files--- Despite Windows Vista being an absolutely massive operating system it still does not even include DirectX DLL files What were Microsoft thinking So if you need the DirectX 9 DLL files d3dx9_24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 you can just double click the file in this folder to extract these 10 DLL files to system32. This will keep compatibility with games you might have stored on another drive from a previous installation. Ethernet Drivers Despite Windows Vista being an absolutely massive operating system it still does not even include some Ethernet Drivers What were Microsoft thinking So if your Ethernet card is not working after installing Windows Vista and it needs its driver installing you can use the Ethernet Driver pack thats included in this folder. Follow the instructions in the file. After installing your Ethernet .