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Windows 7: Installed new Activation Technologies . . .

02 Mar 2010   #31
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Update: I did some exploring and KB971033 does show up in System Information for Windows (sysinternals); it does not show up in Unistall Updates. I will do more exploring.

At any rate, it did not give me a false positive.


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07 Mar 2010   #32
Sbrideau

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE
 
 

Just a question, does this update only check the activation or will it check it for some programs too? I just want to know how far it goes.
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07 Mar 2010   #33
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Strictly Windows Seven as far as I know. I have not read anything that indicated otherwise.
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07 Mar 2010   #34
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Installed it on a fresh install of Home Premium x64 OEM along with other updates - no issues.
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09 Mar 2010   #35
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just got a bunch of new updates today in windows update, still no Activation update yet..
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09 Mar 2010   #36
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wannabe View Post
Just got a bunch of new updates today in windows update, still no Activation update yet..
We must be the test market.
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09 Mar 2010   #37
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wannabe View Post
Just got a bunch of new updates today in windows update, still no Activation update yet..
We must be the test market.
That could be because we are more gullible than most of the world.
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09 Mar 2010   #38
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

IT rule #437

NEVER install unnecessary patches until you are confident they wont bone up the system.

Needless to say..I've read about false positives. I'm not interested in an MS flub up bringing down my organizations machines.
Security? Criticals? Compatibility patches? Thats what I'm more concerned about.
Maintaining MS's revenue stream and phoning home? Not so much.

I run an enterprise box at work..Ya..I patched it..it was ok..but I'm not letting it into the wild on any other test machines...yet...or ever.

Just my .02
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09 Mar 2010   #39
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Wannabe View Post
Just got a bunch of new updates today in windows update, still no Activation update yet..
We must be the test market.
That could be because we are more gullible than most of the world.
It's probably cause MS is afraid of me I guess :P

That or it's actually like what Carl said, they are testing it on a bunch of 7 users before the full release, but how could MS test a software without the user's permission!! It's true that they gave you the choice to install it or not, but they (probably) never said in the update description that they are testing it on your pc!! Or did they??
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09 Mar 2010   #40
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I don't think it is as much of a test of the code (as in a beta test) as it is a test of consumer reaction. Maybe there a legal reasons for releasing it in the US first - as a voluntary thing.
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