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Windows 7: Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7

11 Feb 2010   #41
monkeys breath

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
But this is a battle Microsoft can never hope to win. The guys who make those patches and activators are incredibly smart.
half of them work for microsoft.


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11 Feb 2010   #42
BWK

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
At any rate, your get out of jail free card?
I got mine, how bout you?
I'm selling them @ $500/each
If interested just start a new thread of interest. If I do well here I'm going Ebay baby!


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11 Feb 2010   #43
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

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The sad part is anti piracy protection hurts the legit users more then the pirates they wanted to stop
Would you please explain how??
How is when you buy a copy of windows at your local best buy, install it, a few weeks later install wga, have it tell you your copy isn't legal, and get on the phone for an hour with a holier-then-thou microsoft-can-do-no-wrong if-we-detected-you-as-illegal-then-you-are! b*tch! for over an hour...

That was the last time I install microsoft's anti-piracy technology!

To add, I did hear that they improved their customer support since back then...
Hey, almost the same situation happened with me when I had to reinstall XP.

After being burned (more than once) with Windows updates I've become very selective of what and when to apply them. With my XP box I typically wait a year before applying SELECTED updates (and I'm very particular of the selections).

Won't get fooled again.

Regards,
GEWB
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11 Feb 2010   #44
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
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Would you please explain how??
How is when you buy a copy of windows at your local best buy, install it, a few weeks later install wga, have it tell you your copy isn't legal, and get on the phone for an hour with a holier-then-thou microsoft-can-do-no-wrong if-we-detected-you-as-illegal-then-you-are! b*tch! for over an hour...

That was the last time I install microsoft's anti-piracy technology!

To add, I did hear that they improved their customer support since back then...
Hey, almost the same situation happened with me when I had to reinstall XP.

After being burned (more than once) with Windows updates I've become very selective of what and when to apply them. With my XP box I typically wait a year before applying SELECTED updates (and I'm very particular of the selections).

Won't get fooled again.

Regards,
GEWB
How many infections have you had? I yr? Install updates when they arrive.
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11 Feb 2010   #45
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

So If I said this was a rare occaison, and that I myself never had an issue like this in my whole 12 years of running Windows. What weight would that carry?

BTW I'm keenly aware that strange things can happen with regards to computers... but I'll say it again, If you have to worry about this update, you might want to look at where your software is coming from.

Peace
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11 Feb 2010   #46
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
How many infections have you had? I yr? Install updates when they arrive.
Valid question - my last infection was more than 10 years ago.

Regards,
GEWB
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11 Feb 2010   #47
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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How many infections have you had? I yr? Install updates when they arrive.
Valid question - my last infection was more than 10 years ago.

Regards,
GEWB
Whatever suits you - I install updates when they come up. You could also look into Secunia PSI - you may have software vulnerabilities.
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11 Feb 2010   #48
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

I was gonna post this story but Z3r010 beat me to it!

Maybe this will ease the "Im having an issue with my new install of Win7" questions...

I must admit I had so many instances of helping noobs with install & post install issues where I'd work with them baqck and forth for 2 days... then discover they were using a h4cK3d copy of Win7 most often a torrent dl! I got so sick of it, now I just flat out ask "where did you get this copy, which version, etc."

I understand that many cannot afford to go out and purchase Win7, but your OS is your most critical piece of software... dont chance it with a reverse engineered, malware layden, trojan infected, "freebie" O.S. If you do... seek tech support from no one!
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11 Feb 2010   #49
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

This is pretty simple: Microsoft has a right to protect their product. They are NOT a non-profit organization and the cost of development is significant regardless of whether you agree with their policies or not! We all have a choice, if you don't find value in their offerings chose another OS.

As a reseller I can’t/won’t risk selling a bootleg product, yet I find the battle between “legit” and “pirate” quite interesting. I’m interested to see if the hackers really have the talent to beat the “Almighty”.

Gotta watch this thread…
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12 Feb 2010   #50
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
but I'll say it again, If you have to worry about this update, you might want to look at where your software is coming from.

Peace
Yeah, I'll keep that in mind next time I buy software from a retail store. Can't trust anyone these days...

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Gotta watch this thread…
+1

Plus several other sites online... I was an early adopter when they did the WGA thing... going to be a very late adopter this time around...
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