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Windows 7: Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7.

05 Mar 2010   #151
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electriclott View Post
Thanks for the link Colonel, that's the best explanation yet of the new WAT. I now have a firm understanding of it. I did Install the update because I wanted to make sure that my copy and key was legit because I purchased my copy through a "non-official" retailer. But thankfully it checked out fine. I see many opinions on here as to whether to install the tool or try to uninstall it after installing it...so I am still unsure as to what I'm going to do yet..I'm with most on here that I don't like the Idea of me having no control over it....but regardless..its a very interesting subject.
I have decided to leave it installed. Without uninstalling it, you can disable the service and then it won't run or you can edit the settings in Task Scheduler and make it phone home in six months or in one year. I did play with that a little bit.


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13 Mar 2010   #152
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

whats the update number for this so i can see if ive got it installed
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13 Mar 2010   #153
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
whats the update number for this so i can see if ive got it installed
kb971033
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14 Mar 2010   #154
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
In Bott's column today he said he uninstalled KB971033 through CP, piece of cake.
He's got the most lengthy description I've read so far about what the update actually does.
Yes indeed, a great read there. Repped Colonel :)
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18 Mar 2010   #155
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
whats the update number for this so i can see if ive got it installed
kb971033

dont no why but i dont have it installed do i need to install it
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18 Mar 2010   #156
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
whats the update number for this so i can see if ive got it installed
kb971033

dont no why but i dont have it installed do i need to install it
No; it was strictly voluntary and now it is no longer on the update site.
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18 Mar 2010   #157
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I know Microsoft is working hard at pirating, but do you really think that anyone who knows theirs is faked will isntall this update?
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18 Mar 2010   #158
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

LOL. Not likely; I wouldn't. My own uninformed opinion is that this was a test of the market by MS to gauge consumer reaction to the idea and maybe to test the results of WAT.
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18 Mar 2010   #159
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

O and see how many people likely have an illeagle copy?
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18 Mar 2010   #160
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
O and see how many people likely have an illeagle copy?
The update was pulled from Windows Update
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