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Windows 7: MS rolls out Win 7 activation updates alongside........


24 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
MS rolls out Win 7 activation updates alongside........

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I've gotten a few reader questions about all the out-of-band Windows patches they’ve been seeing over the past couple of days. A quick check over at the Microsoft Download Center shows that, yes, indeed, all kinds of updates are in the pipeline for XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The promised Windows 7 anti-piracy updates that Microsoft officials said to expect before the end of February also are starting to arrive. Those updates — known officially as Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7 — are designed to detect more than 70 known activation hacks, according to the Softies. They also are designed to detect pirated, “non-Genuine” copies of Windows.
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 7 activation updates alongside other Windows fixes | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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25 Feb 2010   #2

W7 Pro 64
 
 

What is the point if the update is not automatic? Someone with a pirated copy just doesn't install the update.

They should force that update on to anyone ever updating (and even pirates want to have the security patches, so they rather pay for a copy than having an insecure system for the next years). Actually they should have implemented it right away. It is not like now all of sudden they realize that people pirate their software.
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25 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 (Build 7068)
 
 

It messes up full fledged OEM copies too. I have legitimate OEM that now claims it is pirated. I bought it from M$ in the pre-order right from their sight (it was the download copy that used their own program to set it up to install from a flash drive that they even provided then wiped out), so it defiantly is legitimate. Its just another control method to allow firewall bypasses for guys looking to sue the world. Now it says I need to make it genuine fore 260...the funny thing is Home Premium can be picked up fore 110! FN M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I hope this comes back and bites them in the butt. After this experience, I hope someone permanently fudges their activation. Serves them right for screwing their own legit customers...oh and ya, I love my computer sending data back to them at timed intervals. Just love the privacy act being completely ignored by senators and governors. I guess they are paid off by MS to allow laws to be directly broken. Oh ya, I forgot, you can break laws to stop law breakers...if a police officer did that he would be in jail here in Canada.
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25 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djfirestorm View Post
It messes up full fledged OEM copies too. I have legitimate OEM that now claims it is pirated. I bought it from M$ in the pre-order right from their sight (it was the download copy that used their own program to set it up to install from a flash drive that they even provided then wiped out), so it defiantly is legitimate. Its just another control method to allow firewall bypasses for guys looking to sue the world. Now it says I need to make it genuine fore 260...the funny thing is Home Premium can be picked up fore 110! FN M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I hope this comes back and bites them in the butt. After this experience, I hope someone permanently fudges their activation. Serves them right for screwing their own legit customers...oh and ya, I love my computer sending data back to them at timed intervals. Just love the privacy act being completely ignored by senators and governors. I guess they are paid off by MS to allow laws to be directly broken. Oh ya, I forgot, you can break laws to stop law breakers...if a police officer did that he would be in jail here in Canada.
im sure a call to MS would fix your issue.
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25 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not worried about "data being sent back to Microsoft". They never use that info to personally identify you.
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25 Feb 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

There is a very good article on the Windows Activation Technology Update (WATU) at Paul Thurott's SuperSite for Windows which gives the best and most throrough explanation that I've encountered.

Following is the direct url to toe article:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/watu.asp#100225

karl
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25 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 (Build 7068)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
I'm not worried about "data being sent back to Microsoft". They never use that info to personally identify you.
I suppose, I am just more annoyed that me genuine copy bought right from them says it is not legit. I am absolutely positive nobody took my key either.
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25 Feb 2010   #8

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
There is a very good article on the Windows Activation Technology Update (WATU) at Paul Thurott's SuperSite for Windows which gives the best and most throrough explanation that I've encountered.

Following is the direct url to toe article:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/watu.asp#100225

karl

Thanks for that karl, will have a read/ Hope this thread is not deleted; the one on Security sub-forum seems to have been? . WAT really does need to be discussed, in an intelligent and reasonable manner.
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25 Feb 2010   #9

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
There is a very good article on the Windows Activation Technology Update (WATU) at Paul Thurott's SuperSite for Windows which gives the best and most throrough explanation that I've encountered.

Following is the direct url to toe article:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/watu.asp#100225

karl

Thanks for that karl, will have a read/ Hope this thread is not deleted; the one on Security sub-forum seems to have been? . WAT really does need to be discussed, in an intelligent and reasonable manner.
Sorry, my mistake, it's still there
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...ndows-7-a.html
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25 Feb 2010   #10
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
There is a very good article on the Windows Activation Technology Update (WATU) at Paul Thurott's SuperSite for Windows which gives the best and most throrough explanation that I've encountered.

Following is the direct url to toe article:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/watu.asp#100225

karl
The key phrase in that linkAnd if you're worried that the http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp I wrote about falls into this category, don't. I verified with Microsoft that this method is both safe and unaffected by WATU.) Method 2 from authors link no problems for me I had to do a reinstall of a legal OS.
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