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Windows 7: Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7

16 Feb 2010   #121
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
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This is one update that I shall NOT install.
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That is one link that I could do without.
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Nor me, on my four machines.
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Sorry Micorsoft. ET is going to have to use someone else's computer to phone home...
i think we all agree ratepv needs to pull that link. no one wants it.
It's a wonderful research tool. I've downloaded it onto a test box to see what it does... I KNOWINGLY have loaded a bad windows unto my CAT. If she begins behaving strangely, wants to use the telephone more than usual, won't use the little box (my CAT does not litter, she's green) then I'll call y'all from the linux side and tell how it all works. I will throw this out -- the CAT might not work outside the box unless we watch. I hope there's no gas -- ES


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16 Feb 2010   #122
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
The update is already available to download:

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...tionUpdate.exe
This is not the patch but a loader for it. It is kinda cute the way it works. So far after working on the drive I've seen a patch for loaders very similar to something else. I'm going offline for a few hours to see why some filbert would leave their shell in this thing...
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16 Feb 2010   #123
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

funny, this update is not showing for me. not that i have any doubt
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16 Feb 2010   #124
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hclarkjr View Post
funny, this update is not showing for me. not that i have any doubt
It's not active yet see
C:\Windows\system32\WUSA.exe" "C:\Users\asshut\AppData\Local\Temp\\{8c0f6a11-a22f-4bc0-bb99-561e2e098a06}.msu" /quiet /norestart

with no msu correlation id it's a single shot

Log Name: Setup
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WUSA
Date: why tellem?
Event ID: 2
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords:
User: yerputer/yew
Computer: yerputer
Description:
Windows update "Update for Windows (KB971033)" was successfully installed. (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\WUSA.exe" "C:\Users\yew\AppData\Local\Temp\\{8c0f6a11-a22f-4bc0-bb99-561e2e098a06}.msu" /quiet /norestart")
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WUSA" Guid="{09608C12-C1DA-4104-A6FE-B959CF57560A}" />
<EventID>2</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-02-16T22:26:07.453518600Z" />
<EventRecordID>147</EventRecordID>
<Correlation /> NO CORRELATION <-
<Execution ProcessID="4436" ThreadID="3848" />
<Channel>Setup</Channel>
<Computer>yerputer</Computer>
<Security UserID="if you think this is funny..." />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="UpdateTitle">"Update for Windows (KB971033)"</Data>
<Data Name="CommandLine">"C:\Windows\system32\WUSA.exe" "C:\Users\yerputer\AppData\Local\Temp\\{8c0f6a11-a22f-4bc0-bb99-561e2e098a06}.msu" /quiet /norestart</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

It's not started without the next one...
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16 Feb 2010   #125
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

HINT: You can manually start it from the task scheduler-windows-windows activation technologies-and run the validationtask.

Edit: or you can validate it on the MS site-it uses the same method and database.
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16 Feb 2010   #126
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The thing that I find "interesting" is that anyone would even consider the possibility of installing this update for any reason. There is no "extra" that MS could offer me that would make me even think twice about accepting this. I expect that sooner or later, they will repackage this spybot either under a different kb # or stick it inside of something else that we are accustomed to...without telling even that writer of the OP's article. I hope that someone develops a scanner to detect it or a network detection device that would block it.

I really do not care about any claims that MS is just looking out for "our" welfare, and even if they were only doing this for their own, it wouldn't take long before this would probably have even greater ramications. MS could extend their scope of operations to becoming the spybot capitol for every other software manufacturer interested in protecting their interests. This is almost as bad as DRM, and potentially far worse.

EDIT: Definition MS = Malicious Software
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16 Feb 2010   #127
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

eventually they will make you install it to get the other critical updates. if memory serves they did the same with XP??
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16 Feb 2010   #128
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hclarkjr View Post
eventually they will make you install it to get the other critical updates. if memory serves they did the same with XP??
If that happens, then I will disable updates altogether, and if that creates too much of a problem, I will uninstall the OS. I have no idea of what you are speaking of in reference to XP. There is nothing that I'm aware of that would prevent a person from accessing XP updates, except basic activation, and even that only applied to certain updates. Many updates are availablle via regular download without even having to validate for the download.
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16 Feb 2010   #129
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hclarkjr View Post
eventually they will make you install it to get the other critical updates. if memory serves they did the same with XP??
If that happens, then I will disable updates altogether, and if that creates too much of a problem, I will uninstall the OS. I have no idea of what you are speaking of in reference to XP. There is nothing that I'm aware of that would prevent a person from accessing XP updates, except basic activation, and even that only applied to certain updates. Many updates are availablle via regular download without even having to validate for the download.
i am talking about WGA when they started that for XP i believe it was not mandatory but if you did not install it you could not get critical updates
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16 Feb 2010   #130
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

hckarkjr,

I guess that would depend on how you define "critical". It has been my experience that the updates that were not available without WGA were more in the order of added features. Things that I would deem as critical are available without validation.
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