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Windows 7: Installed new Activation Technologies . . .

01 Mar 2010   #21
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electriclott View Post
I installed this update because I was a little concerned about my copy being genuine since I purchased from a third party....but to my relief, my copy is genuine. I then promptly uninstalled it...so now we will see if this causes me any problems. I know that at some point I will be forced to reinstall this update, but I guess there is not much I can do about it, but again...just hate the idea of having no control over what is installed and running on my pc..yes maybe we are just "renting" the software from microsoft..but they do not pay for my Internet access, or for my hardware.
The OS is more important than your hardware or internet - without the OS, your hardware would do little more than beep.


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01 Mar 2010   #22
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electriclott View Post
I installed this update because I was a little concerned about my copy being genuine since I purchased from a third party....but to my relief, my copy is genuine. I then promptly uninstalled it...so now we will see if this causes me any problems. I know that at some point I will be forced to reinstall this update, but I guess there is not much I can do about it, but again...just hate the idea of having no control over what is installed and running on my pc..yes maybe we are just "renting" the software from microsoft..but they do not pay for my Internet access, or for my hardware.
From what I have read, uninstalling the update doesn't eliminate WAT. Once installed, it remains indefinitely.
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01 Mar 2010   #23
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electriclott View Post
I installed this update because I was a little concerned about my copy being genuine since I purchased from a third party....but to my relief, my copy is genuine. I then promptly uninstalled it...so now we will see if this causes me any problems. I know that at some point I will be forced to reinstall this update, but I guess there is not much I can do about it, but again...just hate the idea of having no control over what is installed and running on my pc..yes maybe we are just "renting" the software from microsoft..but they do not pay for my Internet access, or for my hardware.
From what I have read, uninstalling the update doesn't eliminate WAT. Once installed, it remains indefinitely.
That sounds right. The OS isn't yours anyway, its licensed.
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01 Mar 2010   #24
seekermeister

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

Frostmourne,
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That sounds right. The OS isn't yours anyway, its licensed.
That only means that we do not own the rights to the OS as a whole. A license does mean that I or anyone who buys it does own the copy that they possess. If that were not true, then we would be required to pay rent on it.
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01 Mar 2010   #25
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is this update supposed to show up in windows update? Cause I check daily and it still hasn't appeared..
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01 Mar 2010   #26
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wannabe View Post
Is this update supposed to show up in windows update? Cause I check daily and it still hasn't appeared..
If it were actually installed, it would appear, but it is not installed by default, it requires that you select it among the available updates listed when it says that updates are available.

EDIT: If you have automatic updates, it should not install on it's own.
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01 Mar 2010   #27
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wannabe View Post
Is this update supposed to show up in windows update? Cause I check daily and it still hasn't appeared..
Try looking in the optional category.
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01 Mar 2010   #28
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I meant, I click on check for updates and no new updates show up other than the optional language packages so far..

Latest update that became available to me was
Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688) on 2/‎26
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02 Mar 2010   #29
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
From what I have read, uninstalling the update doesn't eliminate WAT. Once installed, it remains indefinitely.
I'm not sure about that. I decided to bite the bullet and install it. Promptly, my sound went out and Windows could not diagnose the problem. I am NOT saying WAT caused this; I don't know what the cause was. I restored to a point four days ago. All is functioning well. Windows update tells me KB971033 is waiting for download. I did not find anything in services to indicate it is installed.
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02 Mar 2010   #30
seekermeister

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

I'll take your word for it, because I have no desire to experiment with it. However, it should be noted that a System Restore is not the same as uninstalling an update. You are fortunate that the problem occurred right away, instead of a month or year down the road, when it would be easier to reinstall the OS, rather than deal with the consequences of a restore...if your list of restore points went back far enough.
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