Anytime Upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pappylon, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. pappylon

    pappylon MDL Novice

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    Before I do the upgrade on my OEM Win 7 Starter using one of the SLP keys I would like to know:

    Is it totally safe.
    Do I need to turn off automatic update?
    Is there any way that it can be detected as not legit?
    Can I use MS security essentials and still be safe?

    It sounds easy and simple to do but I'm a little leery about having my PC's OS being turned off/blacklisted.

    Thx to anyone who responds.
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Naw just go for it...lol
     
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  3. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

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    #3 FattysGoneWild, Jul 14, 2010
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    I would not worry about it. MS is busy going after hacks and cracks. At the same time. This hole could probably be plugged easily. But it goes back to MS. It must not be on the high priority list. Starter is horrible. I think Home Premium is a very good happy medium for consumers. One way I think MS can fix this. They make us install that nasty update. It scans our system. If it sees a anytime upgrade using a OEM SLP key. They can ban those keys for any time upgrade and you get flagged. That way the system knows you cheated.
     
  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    MS will not blackhit those OEM SLP keys so your all good dude ;)
     
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  5. pappylon

    pappylon MDL Novice

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    Thanks people.

    I went for Ultimate, I'm activated, I hope all goes well.
     
  6. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    1. Nothing is totally safe.
    2. You should always preview anything a third party wants to install on YOUR computer.
    3. Yes - but it probably won't - but hey life (or s**t) happens.
    4. No - use Comodo Internet Security if you want to improve your safety.
     
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