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Windows 7: Not a genuine???

13 Mar 2010   #21
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

MS will resend every 3 months. If they find that you did not install, the thereat is that after several attempt,s they will cut you off from updates, including security updates.


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13 Mar 2010   #22
JazzSus

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So this is one time [like once in 3month period] its gonna apear in updates? What I did right after activation I forced update and it gave me 18 critical and 36? optional updates. I view them all before execute dwnload and there wasn't any KB971033. How they gonna know when I did update [My Autoupdate is ON]...I don't get this?
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13 Mar 2010   #23
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JWJR View Post
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.
This is the culprit right here. When you don't know where your roommate got his copy of Windows, or evades answering the question, or says "Someone burned it for me" yeah, pirated software.

I hope this isn't the case but like someone else said, today, I'm seeing a lot of questions of this nature.
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13 Mar 2010   #24
Slimer

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
MS will resend every 3 months. If they find that you did not install, the thereat is that after several attempt,s they will cut you off from updates, including security updates.
What happens if someone's HD crashes in the future, say 3 or 4 years, and they have to load an old image created when they first installed Windows 7? An old clean image like this won't have the update or any updates that they "resend."

For example, initially after installing Windows 7, I made a clean bear-bone image of the registered OS with all updates. Then after evaluating it for a few months, I reimaged my system with the bear-bone image and set it up with all my programs and made a 2nd image on a different drive. Both of these images were created before this update and if in the future I need to reimage my computer with one of them, neither will have this update. Does this mean MS will deny security updates to someone who restores their computer with an old image without this update?
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13 Mar 2010   #25
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimer View Post
Does this mean MS will deny security updates to someone who restores their computer with an old image without this update?
I would imagine you'll be prompted to install it.
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13 Mar 2010   #26
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
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?
As far as I can determine based on posts in this forum, the update was only available in North America. Some Canadian posters say they saw it and others say they never saw it. European users did not see the update.
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13 Mar 2010   #27
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
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?
As far as I can determine based on posts in this forum, the update was only available in North America. Some Canadian posters say they saw it and others say they never saw it. European users did not see the update.
There must be a lot of pirates from North America!
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13 Mar 2010   #28
madtownidiot

 

No it's typical MS public relations... They do it because they can get away with it in the US.
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13 Mar 2010   #29
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
As far as I can determine based on posts in this forum, the update was only available in North America. Some Canadian posters say they saw it and others say they never saw it. European users did not see the update.
We got it in Australia
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13 Mar 2010   #30
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ahhh that would be why i didnt see it, i installed it anyway cause i figured it was doing no harm

interesting that they thought they couldnt get away with it here in the UK our government is threatening to cut the internet off of anyone caught illegally file sharing so i shouldnt think it would be an issue
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