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Windows 7: Not a genuine???

13 Mar 2010   #31
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

More information about this update

This update for Windows Activation Technologies helps detect validation errors and activation exploits. This update also detects any tampering attempts made to important Windows 7 system files. Be aware that some counterfeit copies of Windows include malware.

When this update is installed, it performs a validation process for the copy of Windows that is running on your computer. However, this validation process does not affect the functionality of Windows. The update process exits silently if it detects no validation errors, activation exploits, or tampered files.

Tampered Files
If the update discovers a tampered file, it tries to restore the file. This restore may require a restart. If this update cannot restore the tampered files, it will direct you more information on the Internet.

Validation Errors or Activation Exploits
Validation errors and activation exploits try to bypass the Windows activation process and are sometimes included with counterfeit copies of Windows. If a validation error or activation exploit is detected, you will be directed to more information on the Internet for resolution of the activation exploit or the validation error. When validation errors or activation exploits are removed, you may be asked to use a valid product key to activate the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer. If you decide not to resolve the validation error or the activation exploit at that time, you will be periodically notified that the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer is not genuine. Additionally, Windows will provide a link to more information online for resolution.
Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies

That page doesn't say it but I thought this update was optional and un-installible. They are just testing it out at this stage. Wasn't there another long thread on this here already?


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13 Mar 2010   #32
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

There is another thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...hnologies.html

The update CAN be uninstalled - at least for now. It is optional. Some folks are posting that this update no longer shows up.
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14 Mar 2010   #33
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
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
Mandelson made that anti-piracy policy after having a secret meeting with the anti-piracy organisations on their yacht! This was reported in the media (google it).

I'm surprised Bill Gates hasn't invited Mandelson on his super yacht yet!
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