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Windows 7: Wat update - yes/no?

24 Feb 2010   #11
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

"Dead Meat."

Good chance that if you don't install it now it will be released in SP1. Don't blame Microsoft for attempting to protect their property. If you load illegal software then you should expect something to happen sooner or later. At least this time Microsoft has given you fair warning.

Have a nice computing day.


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24 Feb 2010   #12
Staple Head

Windows 7
 
 

pparks1, you should understand regardless of what the license agreement says most users just like myself feel we own that copy. this belief is not going to go away. i do agree with you about sp1 for vista. i bought vista shortly after it came out. i ended up going back to xp because all of the problems vista had pre sp1. i was able to go back to vista after sp1 made it stable. as for why people pirate no one wants to give any company a 2000% profit but we do, and that is what microsoft makes on windows.
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24 Feb 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm still waiting for the answer to a question that I posted in another thread. Apparently, WAT creates a new service, and I'm wondering what happens if that service is disabled?
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24 Feb 2010   #14
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

lol Lee, I think he thought it would be ok. He probably thought. we bought two computers, they both have vista one of them came with a free upgrade CD, I'll use that. I am sure if it warned him that it was only to be used with his mom's computer, he would have chose another route.
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24 Feb 2010   #15
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm still waiting for the answer to a question that I posted in another thread. Apparently, WAT creates a new service, and I'm wondering what happens if that service is disabled?
Probably nothing. There is probably another hidden service that calls that program though and re-enables it. there are programs that can prevent programs from running, but I dont know where to start for win7.

I had to do this a few times because the local computer repair shop was reinstalling windows for anything-under-the-sun reasons -.- and not installing a geniune copy of windows....dont ask... I had to stop the service from running or being called so the person wouldn't have to deal with it. I advised though to take it back to the shop and demand it to be fixed correctly or else they wouldn't be able use upgrades and patches when released.

Without the service running, MS updates dont work. also, you cant go online to MS sites and download programs. you cant use Live services (not sure about livemail).
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24 Feb 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
pparks1, you should understand regardless of what the license agreement says most users just like myself feel we own that copy.
I understand and often feel the same way...but at the end of the day...how we feel is irrelevant...it's what we agree to when we click on accept for that EULA that is legally binding. Nobody reads these things, and they are mostly unreadable with all the legalese...but it is what it is.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
as for why people pirate no one wants to give any company a 2000% profit but we do, and that is what microsoft makes on windows.
People pirate because they want to get something for free...the actual profit percentage doesn't get taken into account by most people. And if people feel so strongly that companies shouldn't make these levels of profit, I would strongly encourage them to seek alternative products rather than resorting to piracy and give Microsoft the additional installed base %.

I can relate to those who way that Windows is expensive or have multiple computers to install onto....however it's only $109 in the US for the upgrade. People drop this kind of change on a hard drive and claim it's cheap. People spend 3x this much on SSD drives and claim it's the best upgrade they have ever made. People spend 3-5x as much on high end video cards to play video games better. And like I said before, you are not required to upgrade. XP still has support for 4 more years if you want to continue using it and save your dollars. I've got 5 PC's in my home that I use regularly...but only 1 of them runs Windows 7.
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24 Feb 2010   #17
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

To add to pparks1 information; Linux is free.
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24 Feb 2010   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The consequence in the short term is that you will not get anymore updates.

I think the the right and common sense thing to do is to get a copy of Windows that will be legally activated.
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24 Feb 2010   #19
dmdilks

Windows 8, 7, Vista x32 & x64
 
 

You know the funny part of all of this is how Billy Boy & Microsoft started out. How I understand it he stole everything thing he started out with. But here is the same guy that did that and is saying to today don't steal from me or I'll get you put in jail.

I agree 100% with what everybody is saying. Staple Head is right about the 2000% profit. Microsoft should have it just like other software companies that if I buy a copy for $200 to $300 I should be able to put on three computers. In my household. It should be a retail copy and set like OEM copy for the three computers and maybe 3 different licenses.
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24 Feb 2010   #20
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmdilks View Post
You know the funny part of all of this is how Billy Boy & Microsoft started out. How I understand it he stole everything thing he started out with.
LOL this is false. I never get tired of hearing the stories though. Ah....
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