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Windows 7: Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7.

26 Feb 2010   #111
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Someone in their youth that steals and uses windows for years will then later buy a computer (or 10) with windows installed or buy it and install it themselves when they enter the work force and have money and a conscious. (Most people clean up their act after they enter the work force and realize that you have to work to earn and their very livving often depends on other people not ripping them off)

Even Bill Gates understood this and is often quoted as saying such. (Though he was also one of the first to realize that software was a ton of work and was worth being paid for!)

But if someone switches to another OS and uses that through their "formitable years" they may NOT buy a computer with windows on it ever. Most people get pretty set in their ways...

The lesson is: Make it inconvieninent enough to not copy that a normally honest person won't just install it on 50 computers at work and all their friends houses. But don't bother with the lower 5% of determented hackers which will consume 95% of your enforcement time and in the end merely cause you to lose future sales anyway.

And basically the reg code+activation mechanism does that job nicely. Tightnening the grip with this WAT stuff could backfire.

I really like Microsoft products, so I get more upset at them for "going astray" than a lot of haters do I think they do about 95% right, they just need to fix the 5% wrong. (IMHO! )


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26 Feb 2010   #112
sanford

windows 7
 
 

I still don't see any benefit to me installing the update (zero)....

I completely understand the benefit to MS
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26 Feb 2010   #113
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

At some point in the future you will likely be locked out of some or all updates.

Till then though nothing, other than curiosity possibly
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26 Feb 2010   #114
sanford

windows 7
 
 

How can that possibly be considered as a benefit?

The ability to update is a good thing
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26 Feb 2010   #115
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royal tyrant View Post
people who dont install this must have a reason and for them that dont install it
In two words, false positives. They happen and it has happened to me in the past with completely legitimate XP OS and software programs.
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26 Feb 2010   #116
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Anybody here gotten false alarms yet? I haven't read through the thread yet. Mine told me my copy wasn't genuine, when it is, lol. But in any case I'm really happy MS is allowing you to remove and uninstall the update, and let those with it to still use their computers relatively fine.

EDIT: LOL someone just mentioned what I was saying as I was typing. Yea, false positive here, it's quite annoying.
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26 Feb 2010   #117
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Edit:

Neeevverrrmind. I tried uninstalling the update and even doing a system restore(it makes a restore point upon installation of the update) and it's still saying my copy isn't genuine. I don't even know where my product key is. Gahhh. Now I'm annoyed.
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26 Feb 2010   #118
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That is what happened to me with XP and I have not installed this one yet.
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26 Feb 2010   #119
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by napilopez View Post
Edit:

Neeevverrrmind. I tried uninstalling the update and even doing a system restore(it makes a restore point upon installation of the update) and it's still saying my copy isn't genuine. I don't even know where my product key is. Gahhh. Now I'm annoyed.
most people who has this and had this problem used the new make genuine feature that looks to see if it is fixable or not, 100% of what i have read have been fixed by it. have you done that? never-mind i just read your other post, apparently you are part of the 100% also
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26 Feb 2010   #120
glon

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This update is still not available for me through Windows Update.
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