Fully activated and can be updated from Microsoft.
This is an ISO file so just double click to burn to a DVD-R.
Is bootable for a clean install or can be used to upgrade.
Once installation has started, no further input from the user is required.
Does not need a Product Key or anything else.
Once installation is complete, Vista will be fully activated.
Pre-activated Vistas abruptly restarts your PC when installed. This does not. The activator has been embedded deep in to Vista to ensure a smooth installation. Activation occurs during installation and not after, so no restart. The activator deletes it's self leaving no trace. As soon as you see the Desktop, you're ready to go.