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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Anti-piracy Update (KB971033)


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262w 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."

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Anti-piracy Update (KB971033)

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Anti-piracy Update (KB971033)

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#11 - lilshortwun - 262w ago
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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.

#10 - Starlight - 262w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by y2kkingboy View Post
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.

#9 - y2kkingboy - 262w ago
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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.

#8 - red8316 - 262w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
Here is the name of one that works great Vista7 Slic Ldr v2.3.7


Quote Originally Posted by y2kkingboy View Post

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.

#7 - Starlight - 262w ago
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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.

#6 - y2kkingboy - 262w ago
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well I'm not sure when was it was released or if it is for this update. but it's an answer for it for sure. I've tested it already.

It's called: RemoveWat (there is another release called ChewWat. It's supposed to do the same thing. but I have not tested it. so no guarantee.

and thanks for the +Rep
Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
Here is the name of one that works great Vista7 Slic Ldr v2.3.7

i believe i've tried all the loaders out there. none of them have worked for me, and since they are all 2009 i think Microsoft put them into their consideration. RemoveWat actually removes the whole activation thing so you don need to activate.

#5 - Starlight - 262w ago
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Here is the name of one that works great Vista7 Slic Ldr v2.3.7

#4 - PS4 News - 262w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by y2kkingboy View Post
It's already out there.

I'm not sure if i can post a link to the file. but anyway, contact me privately if you want the file or it's name.

Ha! Well that didn't take long then... +Rep.

I'm OK with you posting the name of the file here, then if anyone wants to find it they can just Google it up.

#3 - y2kkingboy - 262w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post

Chances are if it isn't done yet, someone will release a patch or bypass method soon for PCs that already have this installed on them.

It's already out there.

I'm not sure if i can post a link to the file. but anyway, contact me privately if you want the file or it's name.

#2 - red8316 - 262w ago
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If you go to Windows Update, you'll notice that KB971033 isn't automatically checked (selected) for install.

However, on a junker laptop I have, I noticed that it was all of a sudden giving me the whole illegitimate copy warning asking me to activate. That's with Windows Update turned off. Went ahead and got all the updates, except KB971033 and ran Hazar fix and is working like a charm.

*Anyone know if its a background service running that would check the activation without going to Windows Update? Through services.msc?
+Props to Starlight for sharing the news

 

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