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Windows 7: Activate Windows Update?

06 Apr 2013   #1
MrChiffo

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bits
 
 
Activate Windows Update?

Hi , the question is easy , is better to activae Win Update ? I recently format the PC , and my Windows is not genuine ( i mean , is a activated copy ) , so if i activae Win Update , can i have issued with the genuine ? Thanks


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06 Apr 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

We only provide help genuine Windows installations - we won't advise you on aspects of updating a non-genuine system. You should ensure that your system is genuine to continue receiving support here.

If in doubt, follow these steps:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

More info: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Regards,
Golden
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07 Apr 2013   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrChiffo View Post
Hi , the question is easy , is better to activae Win Update ? I recently format the PC , and my Windows is not genuine ( i mean , is a activated copy ) , so if i activae Win Update , can i have issued with the genuine ? Thanks
You are more likely to have problems with a non-activated system than with an activated one, since only security updates are available when the system is non-genuine, and there are other restrictions on what a non-genuine system can do (as well as having a nag-screen all the time, and a black background)
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07 Apr 2013   #4
MrChiffo

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bits
 
 

Ty , so dont active Windows Update is better i think
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07 Apr 2013   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

That statement is wrong on so many counts I won't bother attempting to address it other than to say
1) You MUST activate Windows 7 if you expect to use it - you're breaking the terms of the contract that you agreed to when you installed it, and can be prosecuted accordingly, otherwise.
2) Updating Windows is essential, in order to keep your system running slmoothly, and reduce the likelihood of getting infected by viruses or malware
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07 Apr 2013   #6
MrChiffo

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bits
 
 

Thanks , i go to activate WindoWs then
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07 Apr 2013   #7
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Good - any problems, post back.
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