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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Anti-piracy Update (KB971033)


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230w 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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reddeath's Avatar
#16 - reddeath - 230w ago
Well i just downloaded it to see. i have a OEM burnt vr passed with flying colors so looks like OEM vr goes on all mine

foresttree1's Avatar
#15 - foresttree1 - 230w ago
Thanks for the heads up. Still confused why they would even cause legit users who buy the os preinstalled problems too.

51N15T3R's Avatar
#14 - 51N15T3R - 230w ago
I got the message to activate so I used 7 Loader v1.7.7 by Daz and tried several different methods to activate and I was able to reactivate I'm using W7 Ultimate 64bit build 7600.

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#13 - ModderFokker - 230w ago
I also remember that the new security feature will update itself and implement the "new" ways that have been found to avoid activation.

So whenever theres a new way found to avoid the activation the program will eventually spot the hack.

cat and mouse anyone ?

adrianc1982's Avatar
#12 - adrianc1982 - 230w ago
Well I see the thread went from informative to how-to patch a pirated copy of win7. Truth is companys are getting greedy and we should be discussing why we need MS to keep pushing us all the time. We have wonderful operating systems free and we can always pay for a legit copy.

What do you guys think, is it so bad to pay for a piece of software you use everyday? I really think paying for something you use everyday is worth every penny, but why do we keep pirating, prices to high? Or just human nature?

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