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Windows 7: Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7.


12 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7.

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In the coming days, we’ll be deploying a new update for Windows Activation Technologies, the set of built-in activation and validation components built into Windows 7. Called Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, this update will detect more than 70 known and potentially dangerous activation exploits. Activation exploits are sometimes called “hacks”, and attempt to bypass or compromise Windows’ activation technologies. This new update is further evidence of Microsoft’s commitment to keeping customers and partners secure. The update will determine whether Windows 7 installed on a PC is genuine and will better protect customers’ PCs by making sure that the integrity of key licensing components remains intact.
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Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7 - Genuine Windows Blog - The Windows Blog

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13 Feb 2010   #2

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

Thanks JMH for this; does anyone know the exact KB number for this update. It looks a little bit worrying that it scans your machine every 90 days etc. Any opinions on the matter; what would others suggest? Thanks.
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13 Feb 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

if you have a legitimate copy of Windows 7, you have nothing to fear
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13 Feb 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
if you have a legitimate copy of Windows 7, you have nothing to fear
For those of us running a legit copy of Windows, then that is not the point at all! It is about having yet another process running to take away CPU and RAM resources for no good reason whatsoever.

And then it is also about the "false alarms" meaning you have to call MS to get the darn thing working again... perhaps once every 90 days?

In an age when a PC is as essential for many people as a beating heart is for all, you do NOT want to have to go into hospital for your 90 day heart transplant, do you? Ok, so an over-statement, but you can see where I am going with this, can't you?
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13 Feb 2010   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjrichus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
if you have a legitimate copy of Windows 7, you have nothing to fear
For those of us running a legit copy of Windows, then that is not the point at all! It is about having yet another process running to take away CPU and RAM resources for no good reason whatsoever.

And then it is also about the "false alarms" meaning you have to call MS to get the darn thing working again... perhaps once every 90 days?

In an age when a PC is as essential for many people as a beating heart is for all, you do NOT want to have to go into hospital for your 90 day heart transplant, do you? Ok, so an over-statement, but you can see where I am going with this, can't you?
Lol, and I agree. Anyone know the exact KB number. Thanks.
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13 Feb 2010   #6

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

Ah, just seen this thread, so I'll have a read there
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13 Feb 2010   #7

windows
 
 

this is why the mobo manufactures have been looking for a new way to lock down the bios from windows. at one time the bios sent info to the os telling it what was and was not installed, and what the bios settings were. since xp microsoft has rewritten how windows gets the bios info. pre xp the os could not poll the bios for info, post xp it could. the idea of having the bios unaccessible from within windows to protect it if something should go wrong with windows. now with the bios so closely tied to windows you run the chance of taking the bios down as well if something major goes wrong with your windows install. mobo manufactures need to complete their work in relocking windows out of the bios. even if it would force microsoft to rethink their anti-piracy schemes.
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14 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

KB971033...should be around tuesday.
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14 Feb 2010   #9
BWK

 

Thank god I have updates turned off. Let me know how bad it messes things up in the next month or so with everyone's pc's. Remember its to better protect us from security breaches.

" this update will detect more than 70 known and potentially dangerous activation exploits. Activation exploits are sometimes called “hacks”, and attempt to bypass or compromise Windows’ activation technologies. This new update is further evidence of Microsoft’s commitment to keeping customers and partners secure. The update will determine whether Windows 7 installed on a PC is genuine and will better protect customers’ PCs by making sure that the integrity of key licensing components remains intact."


That's why us no brained corporate fools that are lead to the watering holes by exec's use ..say it with me Microsoft...."A N T I V I R U S". It detects potentially unwanted applications and programs from installing potentially unwanted software such as you state on our machines. How is it that these people say it
Celebrity News | Photos | Crime | Gossip National Enquirer Magazine " 'Enquiring' minds want to know" what you have on "your" machine.

P.S. I AM NOT GOING TO LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE IN ORDER TO FIX "MY" MACHINE. Nothing intended towards anyone, but I am sick and tired of when I phone someone for any type of tech support they can barely speak my language.
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15 Feb 2010   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Groosh View Post
KB971033...should be around tuesday.
thanks Groosh
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