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Windows 7: Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7.

18 Feb 2010   #21
manhunter2826

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

(Lol, I am not going to make a joke about ET phoning home. Anyone else)


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18 Feb 2010   #22
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

E.T. Iphone Home.........................


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18 Feb 2010   #23
manhunter2826

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

So you took the bait did you. There's always one :rofl:
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18 Feb 2010   #24
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
So you took the bait did you. There's always one :rofl:
how could i resist this?
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18 Feb 2010   #25
Kari

 

Please correct me if this reasoning is wrong:

IMO the the easiest and simplest method to falsely activate Windows is to use existing key that don't belong to you. I mean, a friend comes to visit, I'll proudly brag and show my computer corner, let him to play with the PC when going to fetch something to drink to us. He sees my Seven Retail packing, writes down the key, goes home, downloads an ISO, installs it and activates using my key.

In this (not very probable, I know!) scenario, doesn't WAT work for me? A call to Microsoft could be PITA, to find proof of purchase etc. but let's face it, it's always PITA to clear things when something like your ID papers or credit cards are stolen so it's no difference when a Windows licence is stolen.

Anyway, Windows calling home tells somebody is using my code and gives me the possibility to clear things out.

I'm not saying you should install WAT update because it helps to protect your rights to your property. I'm just trying to remember that like any other thing it's not just black or white.

Kari
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18 Feb 2010   #26
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

In my opinion.

The only software that have a valid reason to phone home are...

1)Anti-virus/Anti-Malware software. Definition and program updates are critical to protect you from online threats.

2)Program updaters. Letting you know about bug fixes and and new releases for your installed software.
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18 Feb 2010   #27
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Please correct me if this reasoning is wrong:

IMO the the easiest and simplest method to falsely activate Windows is to use existing key that don't belong to you. I mean, a friend comes to visit, I'll proudly brag and show my computer corner, let him to play with the PC when going to fetch something to drink to us. He sees my Seven Retail packing, writes down the key, goes home, downloads an ISO, installs it and activates using my key.

In this (not very probable, I know!) scenario, doesn't WAT work for me? A call to Microsoft could be PITA, to find proof of purchase etc. but let's face it, it's always PITA to clear things when something like your ID papers or credit cards are stolen so it's no difference when a Windows licence is stolen.

Anyway, Windows calling home tells somebody is using my code and gives me the possibility to clear things out.

I'm not saying you should install WAT update because it helps to protect your rights to your property. I'm just trying to remember that like any other thing it's not just black or white.

Kari
that is one opinion and you are entitled to it, however we start with the os and soon it is everything. I THINK NOT.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omegatron View Post
In my opinion.

The only software that have a valid reason to phone home are...

1)Anti-virus/Anti-Malware software. Definition and program updates are critical to protect you from online threats.

2)Program updaters. Letting you know about bug fixes and and new releases for your installed software.
i update everything manually. nothing goes online unless i am right there.
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18 Feb 2010   #28
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foadywm View Post

i update everything manually. nothing goes online unless i am right there.
For some programs I have the same philosophy. Others, like my anti-virus, I trust enough to allow to go out online and update while I sleep.
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18 Feb 2010   #29
foadywm

Windows 8 aka windows next
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omegatron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foadywm View Post

i update everything manually. nothing goes online unless i am right there.
For some programs I have the same philosophy. Others, like my anti-virus, I trust enough to allow to go out online and update while I sleep.
i like the confort of know that i am in complete control of the software.
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19 Feb 2010   #30
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
if you have a legitimate copy of win7, you have nothing to fear
Exactly...

Validation is as easy as 1-2-3...

Hi there
I think you might have missed the point here.

It's NOT activating windows - nobody really has an issue with that anymore - it's the application wanting to connect periodically to the Internet to continue to do all sorts of things -- and what if you CAN'T connect to the Internet for an extended period -- does Windows finally stop working or keep sending you "Nag reminders".

Once I've ACTIVATED windows legally --that's it. I don't want or NEED applications having to "randomly" connect to the Internet especially at times when losing the application might be totally inconvenient.

What if you have a dedicated SECURE machine that you NEVER want to connect to the Internet after initial activation.

Cheers
jimbo
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