197w 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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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?