Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Anti-piracy Update (KB971033)

216w ago - When you are installing updates over the next week or so be aware that Microsoft has finally released their anti-piracy update (KB971033) which can cause issues for many Windows 7 users, even those who got their copy of Windows 7 legitimately.

To quote: "For those of you who have a pirated copy of Windows 7 or have bought your computer from Dell, Best Buy or Gateway where Windows 7 was pre-installed you may want to stay away from this update.

While it isn't supposed to make your operating system unusable, it will keep asking you to pay for it and will also make your wallpaper a boring blank solid color.

So before you decide to just install all of your updates when you shut down your computer make sure you check to make sure the file isn't downloaded and ready to install. This is of course if you did not install the operating system yourself or pirated it."

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#36 - y2kkingboy - 216w ago
i had avast for a while. but one thing i hate about it sometimes sees cracks as viruses and asks me wither to repair delete quarantine or leave it as it is. i say leave it as it is but it already corrupts the file so i cant use it anymore.

other than that it is fantastic.

Starlight's Avatar
#35 - Starlight - 216w ago
I use Avast pro 4.8 as i did try the one you mentioned but it takes up more resources and is slower on getting usb sticks etc ready as it scans it first and slower than avast by a long shot and makes the pc a little slower also, were as Avast doesn't do that and works very fast in those cases, but i am getting a little off topic so i will quit while i am ahead.

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#34 - y2kkingboy - 216w ago
i really dont know if i was a special case. what is your anti virus/internet security? because mine is Microsoft security essentials, and it might be the one that caused the whole thing for me.

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#33 - CompTronicsTec - 216w ago
BTW, just fyi.

Even though the KB971033 update is listed as an important update, you can right click on it and hide it (essentially ignore). From then on when you run windows update it will show as up-to-date (not 1 important) until they release other updates that you may not have. KB971033 will no longer show in the list of updates, and thus no accidentally applying it.

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#32 - Starlight - 216w ago
Just did an online validation test with the loader i have mentioned earlier in one of my post and this is what it says after the online validation test from microsoft.

Windows validation was successful
Now you can take advantage of all the value genuine Windows provides, including extras!

So i am still going good on this little program i mention yet as it does set the slic in the bios for you and tells you if you are activated or not also.

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