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GameJunkie
19-03-2010, 11:14 AM
with news of SP1 floating around, would you think it will include that validation update that has caused problems in previous SP's for vista and was released for 7 a little while ago?

Speedy Gonzales
19-03-2010, 12:36 PM
It'll probably inc the update that checks whether its pirated, and if it is, it'll tell you its not genuine after you reboot

Lawrence
19-03-2010, 01:17 PM
WAT got pulled and also it was causing problems with some HP's,most with non genuine Win 7 were not taking the KB971033 update so no doubt will be intergrated with SP1 to catch these

pctek
19-03-2010, 01:53 PM
It'll probably inc the update that checks whether its pirated, and if it is, it'll tell you its not genuine after you reboot

:banana

wainuitech
19-03-2010, 02:04 PM
It'll probably inc the update that checks whether its pirated, and if it is, it'll tell you its not genuine after you reboot They appear to have changed that as well, its Now called WAT.

If your windows 7 copy is not validated, WAT is having a special Kill switch which will get you logged off automatically in every single hour.

As long as your W7 is legit then WAT's ( pun intended :p ) the problem.

nedkelly
19-03-2010, 02:08 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Microsoft was not forcing WAT on users unlike vista and xp.

wainuitech
19-03-2010, 02:12 PM
Dated 11th Feb 2010 (http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/genuinewindows/archive/2010/02/11/windows-activation-technologies-update-for-windows-7.aspx)

nedkelly
19-03-2010, 02:16 PM
The update, which users will be able to begin downloading on Tuesday, is voluntary
from http://www.internetnews.com/security/article.php/3864961/Microsoft+Plans+Windows+7+AntiPiracy+Update.htm.

wainuitech
19-03-2010, 02:44 PM
this update will be categorized as "important" rather than "critical." Meaning that most People have their PC's to update automatically, and a high percentage that do it manually don't actually read whats being installed anyway.

No real big deal if you have genuine a license any way. Bound to be the odd hickup, but thats the nature of computers ;)

gary67
19-03-2010, 03:35 PM
I stopped that update on my system simply because it will keep phoning home. But I suppose if it's in the SP then I won't be able to remove it