An anonymous tipster emailed me this morning saying that you can get your Vista RC1 product key now. After looking at their instructions I realized that this may not be the way Microsoft intended for people to receive a product key but it is going through them to get it, so it isn’t illegal. Here are the few quick steps you need to follow:

  1. Go to this site.
  2. Login with your account.
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. A key will be displayed on the screen and emailed to you. They will also show you the download links for RC1.
  5. That’s it!

I tried it and it worked great. I had my product key in less than 30-seconds but you better get them while they’re available.