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Windows 7: Not a genuine???

13 Mar 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
You must have missed the "Press Release". MS clearly states that piracy enforcement benefits us, not them...
Actually the press release was correct, the more piracy the more they charge for the DVD.


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13 Mar 2010   #12
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Hey Rich, was just being sarcastic...
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13 Mar 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Hey Rich, was just being sarcastic...
I know, a little humor is a good thing. I was being sarcastic, too. Sometimes its really hard to get the true meaning of a statement, when the person cannot be seen. Take care.
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13 Mar 2010   #14
madtownidiot

 

I tell you.. MS would have gotten an earful if one of my new machines had come back with windows is not genuine message. I should NEVER have to reactivate a legitimate windows installation that came from a retail or OEM disk.
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13 Mar 2010   #15
JWJR

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I don't know where or how my roommate got the W7. i guess i will ask him when he gets home tomorrow. sounding like i make have to use my restore disks...and just resort back to Vista.
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13 Mar 2010   #16
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Hi folks just wondering,

The thing that happened in February was called Validation right? So when we initially installed its was called Activation? Is this a case of same thing different name and how could a copy that is Activated fail validation?

just my curiosity gone a bit wild I think..

Many thanks
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13 Mar 2010   #17
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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When you install the OS you give a key, when accepted that is activation. Everyone must activate.

In February an update was issued to insure that all the Window 7 OS in use have been activated ( this is validation). This is an attempt by MS to cut down on piracy. If you are not activated or you have a cracked copy, you will no longer be able to use your OS, even if you were sucessful in the past.
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13 Mar 2010   #18
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JWJR View Post
I don't know where or how my roommate got the W7.
If you're unable to reactivate it, I think it's quite clear where it came from, and I'd lay money that 90% of the people coming here making similar threads ALSO know where it actually came from.
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13 Mar 2010   #19
The Blessed One

 

I still haven't got this update: KB971033

I've had this Win7 32-bit for many months. Perhaps it's not been released for the UK?
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13 Mar 2010   #20
JazzSus

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Same here I reinstall Windows 7 Enterprise [drive C: failure] and after install all critical updates KB971033 wasnt there. Did MS remove this file?
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