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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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lilshortwun's Avatar
#11 - lilshortwun - 230w ago
Oh dam, thanks for the heads up. My windows just downloaded the update KB971033 just now and tried to install it. Good thing I chose not to download it.

Starlight's Avatar
#10 - Starlight - 230w ago
yah it was like this for me for about a day or so. but all of the sudden i got the message saying that it is pirated, a black background with the note of not being a genuine windows in the down right corner and the annoying reminders when you boot your windows. so I hope it'll work for you. but expect it any second.
Well it has been 2 days already and still good so far.. unless something changes in the next few days, will be interesting to see what happens.

y2kkingboy's Avatar
#9 - y2kkingboy - 230w ago
yah it was like this for me for about a day or so. but all of the sudden i got the message saying that it is pirated, a black background with the note of not being a genuine windows in the down right corner and the annoying reminders when you boot your windows. so I hope it'll work for you. but expect it any second.

red8316's Avatar
#8 - red8316 - 230w ago
Here is the name of one that works great Vista7 Slic Ldr v2.3.7


It's called: RemoveWat

Thanks to both of you. I've been using Hazars old Beta 1 activator. I'll check both of these out.

Starlight's Avatar
#7 - Starlight - 230w ago
No i have the KB971033 install on a windows 7 and it is still genuine and even passes their validation test you get online to download and see if Win7 is genuine.

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