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Windows 7: Is KB971033 ( WAT ) included in SP1 ?

26 May 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Ya, you'll need to click on that Validate button.
What he said


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26 May 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're kidding BILL, surely.

Windows is the dominant desktop o/s because of piracy.

MS don't want those tens ( or hundreds ) of millions switching to another o/s.

Difficult for us to grasp, perhaps - because we feel it is right to pay for our licenses - but that is the reality.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
For reasons best known to MS, WAT is still optional. If you hide it, MS goodies that require validation will not install, other than that windows will run fine. But only pirates need to hide it...
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26 May 2011   #13
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Of course I'm kidding, the reality is too pathetic to describe and too dangerous to discuss.
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26 May 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Bill Gates said so, if you recall.
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26 May 2011   #15
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Correct. FYI, i already got one member banned (unbanned later) for discussing the relevance (or lack of it) of WAT, so I'll take your leave.
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26 May 2011   #16
kdogg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a friend who works for M$ on the Office Development Team. They really do not care about piracy in the private sectors. They do enough to stop "casual piracy" to save face for their investors and to make it look like they care in general, but that's about it.

There bread and butter (the real money) comes from there corporate customers, government, schools (public/collages) etc who will not risk pirating because the BSA and organizations who do software audits etc on the behalf of companies like Micro$oft.
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26 May 2011   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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This forum does not condone it either of course - the OP was already questioned about why he wants to avoid the update
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26 May 2011   #18
Babis49

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Is KB971033 ( WAT ) included in SP1 ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Babis49 View Post
I have set the KB971033 as hidden in windows updates . If the SP1 includes the KB971033 ( WAT ) what might happen installing the SP1 ? Will the KB971033 remain as hidden or won't ? Did someone face the same issue ? Thanks in advance .
KB971033 is not included in SP1 according the list of Hotfixes and Security Updates which can be found here - Download details: Documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)

Under File Name click the download link next to Updates in Win7 and WS08R2 SP1.xls. Its an Excel spreadsheet so....

Anyways KB971033 is not included so it won't be installed with SP1.

Later.

Finally , I installed Win 7 SP1 and no problem at all . Thanks anyway .
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26 May 2011   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I do have a legal, paid for Windows 7 license and I have WAT svcs disabled. My reasoning is because I had to reinstall in the past and my key was not accepted and I got the dreaded "This copy of Windows is not valid". This was after Windows had been running activated for several weeks just fine. I tried to go through the MS hoops to get a phone number to call but the info would not display.
During this time I also had to replace my graphics card, while still not activated. Strange, I waited a few days, tried my key again and this time it was fine. All activated and proper now.
Since then I have again replaced the graphics card and Windows did not complain.
I don't really think disabling the WAT or not updating it will prevent an illegal copy from being detected anyway.
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27 May 2011   #20
Babis49

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

After installing SP1 seems clearly that KB971033 is not included in the list since it is not installed with SP1.
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