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Windows 7: MS rolls out Win 7 activation updates alongside........

25 Feb 2010   #11
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Which is why I never downloaded this update. My OS is legit and I know it. Sorry MS, but we don't need some program to reverify our already verified (technically and truthfully) legit OS for bragging rights. Heck I don't think owning one is much of a bragging right.

One thing I'm happy about this is that truly it is voluntary. It may be listed as "Important" on WU, but it is unchecked by default. This got me by big suprise.


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26 Feb 2010   #12
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Which is why I never downloaded this update. My OS is legit and I know it. Sorry MS, but we don't need some program to reverify our already verified (technically and truthfully) legit OS for bragging rights. Heck I don't think owning one is much of a bragging right.

One thing I'm happy about this is that truly it is voluntary. It may be listed as "Important" on WU, but it is unchecked by default. This got me by big suprise.
its kinda in a testing period. thats why its not mandatory but once they make sure there are no- little problems they will probably roll it out with service pack 1.
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26 Feb 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I strongly suspect that you are correct and what is now optional will no longer be optional in the near future.

Furthermore, as new hacks come up, then MS will update correspondingly. Just a premonition since I don't work for MS.
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26 Feb 2010   #14
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Which is why I can't wait for the white paper for W7 SP1
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26 Feb 2010   #15
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I strongly suspect that you are correct and what is now optional will no longer be optional in the near future.

Furthermore, as new hacks come up, then MS will update correspondingly. Just a premonition since I don't work for MS.
yes, thats the only reason it "phones home" to update its known cracks database
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26 Feb 2010   #16
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

The ever classic "Houston, we have a problem"
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26 Feb 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That article is good information. I feel much better about WAC now.
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26 Feb 2010   #18
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

OK, so maybe I'm the exception here ... but I'm going to hold off installing this as long as possible.

I have ONLY legit copies of Win7 running -- and I have the retail DVDs to prove that. So, if MS wants to send their "Activation Police" around to my home -- I'll be happy to show them my DVDs

But ... I'm going to do everything I can to avoid being one of the MILLIONS (at least, that's what I read) of folks who got false positives with Vista activation checks. Last thing I need is my legit copies being deactivated because of some coding "bug" in WAT!!
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26 Feb 2010   #19
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I totally agree. I didn't say I was going to install it; I just said I feel better about it after having read the article. I usually wait a while before installing any updates.
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26 Feb 2010   #20
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
There is a very good article on the Windows Activation Technology Update (WATU) at Paul Thurott's SuperSite for Windows which gives the best and most throrough explanation that I've encountered.

Following is the direct url to toe article:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/watu.asp#100225

karl

Just read and reread; really nice article. thanks
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