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Windows 7: April updates just installed themselves!

13 Apr 2017   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Hazel. It's unlikely the updates caused the activation issue.

I see you have raised a new thread in the Activation section, covering this issue.

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13 Apr 2017   #12

W7 HP 64 bit

Thank you. Yes I have started a separate thread on the issues so I'll close this one It just seems a bit coincidental that the Laptop was activated since installation and after installing the April updates it suddenly wasn't activated any more!
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14 Apr 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)bit build 7601

Annoying isnt it! did the exact same to me last month update time after a re-install.

Busy so left it and then when I went back day or so later it had righted itself and was again showing product key and blue genuine M$ etc.

I am running GWX Panel again now as although they say MS is no longer forcing it upon the unwilling - they are still sending down telemetry changes which I dont understand enough about so have to rely on those who do.

I also have me updates set as check for updates and let me decide. I do go read the info then but baffled most of the time and have to rely on those here and elsewhere who are into it in depth.

Good advice here always. and best of all dont make those like myself feel dumber than we already are
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14 Apr 2017   #14

W7 HP 64 bit

Ah so if I'd been patient it might have righted itself "Might" being the word lol. I like to know what's what. I must look into GWX panel because it goes over my head a bit. As others have said, the third option is probably best for updates - ie check for updates but let me decide whether to download or install them.

The second option sounds similar - but isn't . I have turned mine off for now - I just want to enjoy using my laptop for a bit now it's faster and cleaner.
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