KB971003-is it a time bomb?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by phukme, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. phukme

    phukme MDL Junior Member

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    I have been running my HP laptop with W7pro installed with an msdn key since April 29th.

    That installation was activated and validated on ‎Thursday, ‎29 ‎April ‎2010, ‏‎7:56:45 AM; I know because I took screenshots. The system has been updating automatically ever since.]

    Last night when I went to bed all was OK; but when the system resumed this morning [July 30th.] there was the black screen, no desktop background and the dreaded "not genuine" message had appeared.

    I came straight to the forum to see if there was anything new being reported; I saw & read the post relating to <Sticky: Not genuine after KB971033 update? Read this! >.

    When I searched my updates list, the only update in the last week was windows defender Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.87.582.0)

    Installation date: ‎29/‎07/‎2010 4:35 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    Install this update to revise the definition files used to detect spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

    But what caught my attention was that it was ‎Thursday, ‎29 ‎April ‎2010, ‏‎7:56:45 AM as well that the update kb971003 had been installed.

    So does this mean that 971003 automatically updates itself surrepticiously; or does it mean that 971003 arms itself for a 3 month time bomb - or is something else going on?

    What do I do?
     

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  2. xrdguy

    xrdguy MDL Novice

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    Dude why dont you simply use Daz loader. It free, its easy and it passes all validation crap. what else do you want in life.
     
  3. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    No worry, KB971003 doesnt effect immediatelly, it may take weeks or even months
     
  4. phukme

    phukme MDL Junior Member

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    So.......do M$ keep a database of the keys that were used to install what they consider to be "not genuine software" or would they simply settle for determining that an install is not genuine, advise consumer by watermark, and then forget about it? Excepting, of course the constant popups....
     
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  6. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    why would you auto update a non genuine version of windows?
     
  7. trolltamer2

    trolltamer2 MDL Junior Member

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    My XP/Vista/Win 7 pc's all with "non genuine" windows, auto update and still work fine....... All depends what way you do it!!
     
  8. SLRVision39

    SLRVision39 MDL Member

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    Sorry to say that I've used Daz 1.9 on a computer I've reinstalled from scratch 6 days ago.... everything was activated until 2 days ago
    So no, Daz is not passing the validation procedure or at least not for a long time
    The only thing that really works the BIOS mod
     
  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    It's massively passing WAT and has since build 1.7.7 so maybe a different setting in the loader could help you. A better positioned slic or whatever...lol

    Just cause one person experiences something does not mean all do ;)
     
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  10. trolltamer2

    trolltamer2 MDL Junior Member

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    Is your install disc "clean" ?? it could have a loader built in! Uninstall with Daz loader then reinstall and re validate on M$ site!
     
  11. Daz

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    Passes WAT just fine and to Windows looks the same as a BIOS mod.

    Possible causes:
    * Conflicting software (Recovery partitions)
    * Software disabling services
    * Pre-modified Windows 7 disks
    * SLIC is getting damaged after hibernation

    A user has to understand how the loader works before crying out that it's failing because 9 times out of 10 it's always a user created fault.
     
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  12. alextheg

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    Could'nt put it bettter ;)
     
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  13. sofatiger51

    sofatiger51 MDL Senior Member

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    KB971033 when installed into your computer will dial M$ home-sweet-home every 90 days to check on your windows and thus your computer as well. To me, it is a bug.
     
  14. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Timebomb? Yep, a fake one:)
     
  15. SLRVision39

    SLRVision39 MDL Member

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    I'm not crying and I'm certainly not a noob
    I have installed the computer wit a MS DVD
    The only software that were installed on the computer were 7-Zip and Firefox.
    I haven't tweaked it, just started it and installed it.
    The computer restarted and went into recovery mode for unknown reason
    After this, it wasn't genuine anymore
    If you say it's passing WAT, I'm going to try the process again and let you know
     
  16. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I didn't think you were a "whatever" just thought there were many settings to getting Daz loader to work for specific systems and configurations, etc that you might had not tried yet?
     
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  17. SLRVision39

    SLRVision39 MDL Member

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    I aknowledge that I have only started it and installed it without doing any tweaks or changes
    I'll try again
    Thanks
     
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  19. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    The original poster is having problems because he has a MSDN key and that is because WAT is knocking off non-legit MSDN keys.

    This is because pirate factories in China are shipping fake Win7 "Retail" packs using MSDN keys to activate and hundreds are showing up on Ebay all over the World.

    The "wholesale" site where the fakes are for sale is dhgate.com - search for windows 7 ultimate and you'll find many hundreds - all fake.

    Neither Ebay nor Microsoft is doing anything about this exploitation of honest purchasers - wait that's not really true - Microsoft are punishing the innocent by knocking off their systems with WAT - the pirates are happily raking in the dough.
     
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  20. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

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    I am not raising the MS fanboi flag here. But I must say this to purchasers. Buying from questionable sources and prices that are to good to be true. Ala Ultimate for $50-80 bucks. If you miss those 2 red flags. Then you are a very gullible person. Why should MS have to work with stupidity? It would be a tough lesson to learn but people might by from legit places next time.