"I'm using a loader and yesterday I installed Windows Updates and now my computers telling me my copy of Windows is counterfeit, Why???" I see messages like this in the forum frequently and for the life of me I can't understand them. On the one hand you have users who are clever enough to bypass their Windows activation using a loader, yet they are not clever enough to protect themselves from downloading updates that will destroy their loader installations. Users who use a loader should have automatic updates disabled as a rule of thumb. Secondly, these users should be aware of countermeasures taken by Microsoft to thwart their loaders as well. As we speak and most are aware of as it has been talked about in practically every forum related to Windows 7 on the WWW, Microsoft has released an update, KB971033. This updates purpose is to detect your loader and present you with annoying messages stating that you are running a counterfeit product. With that being said I see users out there stating they knew about the update, yet install it on their machines. Even funnier, these users don't know how to remove it hence they are forced to rebuild their PC's in anger, not coming to the understanding that the work they created for themselves is their fault. Just to add, not many out there seem to have a known good backup image of their PC, furthur compounding the situation as they have nothing to restore if trouble strikes. Simply put, users who choose to delve into using loaders or any type of activation hacks need to be aware of countermeasures taken by the companies who create the software. If your not willing to put in a little time to be aware of some of these simple cracks in the road that are inevitable, you should be instead buying a license rather than wasting your time endlessly rebuilding your PC again and again. Remember, money comes and goes but you only get one life, don't waste it building your computer over and over again.