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

26 May 2011   #1
Babis49

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

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 .


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26 May 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here is info in the hidden update. It is included in SP1 and therefore will not be listed as a separate update after that although the one you hid may still appear hidden.
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26 May 2011   #3
Babis49

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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 .
Someone send the list of hotfixes and security updates in SP1 ( from Microsoft ) which doesn't include the KB971033 . This list could be found by googling . Why doesn't the KB971033 appear ? Doesn't appear because of the reason that is a WAT ? Anyway , does the option to be hidden remain ?
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26 May 2011   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I installed Windows 7x64 Home Premium with integrated SP1, KB971033 shows up as a separate update in my update history list. Why are you hiding it? I would imagine at some point Microsoft will block you from further updates if you don't install it.
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26 May 2011   #5
Bill2

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

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   #6
KimJong

 
 

Why not just install it
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26 May 2011   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

At the moment, I believe that it is still optional. Sooner or later, if MS choose to continue with WAT, it will probably become a compulsory install. It might, or might not, be listed as an update (and I can fully understand if MS choose to make it invisible), but we need to remember that if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear from it as its soul purpose is to protect MS's intellectual rights in ensuring that the terms of its EULA are adhered to. This means no circumventing of activation and no using a product key on more simultaneous installations than is permitted for it.
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26 May 2011   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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.
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26 May 2011   #9
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

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...
MS goodies that require activation will install just fine, without the WAT update.
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26 May 2011   #10
Bill2

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

Ya, you'll need to click on that Validate button.
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