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Windows 7: Test updates for Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000)

19 Feb 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Test updates for Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000)

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Dear MVP Community,


We are sending you this communication to inform you that on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Microsoft will be releasing five test updates to Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000) computers. These updates are being sent in order to verify our ability to deliver and manage the updating of Windows 7 in certain scenarios in the future.
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19 Feb 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Wonder how many hacks that will break.

I'll let them run, as the only hack I have at the moment is for Win Mail and since installing Outlook I haven't been using it.

Thanks Airbot.

Gary
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19 Feb 2009   #3
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

A test update?
What are they testing for.....lol

How do we know what thay are doing?
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19 Feb 2009   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

They go on to say....
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The updates will be clearly described as a test update in Windows Update, and they will not install automatically. The updates will be offered interactively. This means that users will be notified of available updates, but they won’t install automatically. Users will need to go to the Windows Update control panel, select the updates, and manually start installation. These updates will simply replace system files with the same version of the file currently on the system, and will not deliver new features or fixes.
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19 Feb 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep. They're testing for the sake of testing.
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19 Feb 2009   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

They don't say which files will be replaced. Could be anything that doesn't record user settings. Say the file that has the watermark in it or ... as it will actually replace that file with the one that is *supposed* to be there. Just a thought. I guess if there's a lot of complaining about what update did they'd know it was working, lol.

Gary
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19 Feb 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
A test update?
What are they testing for.....lol

How do we know what thay are doing?

Who knows, it could be some covert operation to gather some kind of sensitive information. Besides the info they already gather from error reporting, CEIP, etc...
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19 Feb 2009   #8
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Who knows, it could be some covert operation to gather some kind of sensitive information. Besides the info they already gather from error reporting, CEIP, etc...
It is exactly that!

I have it on "Good Authority" (aka - total hearsay or completely made up), that MS is using this to gather secret user info and to install keyloggers and a hidden SMTP server so that all user info is gathered.
They are looking to see what percentage of users surf Pr0n so they can use that as leverage against users switching to Linux or Mac..
Either that or they're gathering whatever Pr0n pix they can find on users systems, for their own secret librarys. (insert heavy breathing here)

I don't believe for a second that these are a "Test" as they claim, there has to be some nefarious undertone to this. STAY AWAY!!!

(completely editorial and does not reflect the views of this Forum, it's members, or any sane person)
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19 Feb 2009   #9
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Any sane person? Doesn't apply to me then
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19 Feb 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chappy View Post
it is exactly that!

I have it on "good authority" (aka - total hearsay or completely made up), that ms is using this to gather secret user info and to install keyloggers and a hidden smtp server so that all user info is gathered.
They are looking to see what percentage of users surf pr0n so they can use that as leverage against users switching to linux or mac..
Either that or they're gathering whatever pr0n pix they can find on users systems, for their own secret librarys. (insert heavy breathing here)

i don't believe for a second that these are a "test" as they claim, there has to be some nefarious undertone to this. Stay away!!!

(completely editorial and does not reflect the views of this forum, it's members, or any sane person)

lmao
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