WAT (antipiracy update) released unofficaly....official launch at 17/02

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SoLoR, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. ennio

    ennio Guest

    Thank you, but how it is related with this thread? There is a PM button, and no need to post here that someone has a message. That was my question for Frisbee66.
     
  2. Superfly

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  3. thedonofdeath

    thedonofdeath MDL Member

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    removewat 2.2...
     
  4. CHRISPPPY

    CHRISPPPY MDL Novice

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    I have used the wat remover, now is there any way to still recieve/ install updates?

    Can anyone let me know how to b able to recieve and install windows updates after using the wat removal?
     
  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    You should have full access to updates with removeWAT. Have you tried yet?
     
  6. scarecrow

    scarecrow MDL Novice

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    So Restoring the WAT will start the "you have xx days to activate" timer? :/
     
  7. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    "slmgr /rearm" will do that. In trial WAT is ineffective...lol
     
  8. kaddu

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    Thanks for all the useful information provided in this forum, I have been a regular visitor of the site with very rare posts.

    Here is my question. My wife bought a Compaq laptop with Win 7 Premium. As usual the laptop came with a lot of crap pre-loaded so I decided to install a clean copy of Win 7 Ultimate and activate using OPA Tool for Compaq cert and key. Windows was genuine until I installed all updates. Later, the screen went black with non-genuine windows and other crap. I had to restore from included files back to premium and most crap applications that the laptop came with.

    My question would be, how M$ detected this copy as everything is in perfect order (just that it was ultimate instead of premium). Also, is there a way to make wat accept the win ultimate as genuine.

    Thanks again for all the information that is being posted here.

    Kaddu
     
  9. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    I don't know why it flagged you, maybe a bug in wat itself. But to be as safe as possible you could extract the cert in the original hom premium install and use that for ultimate instead of the opa cert.
     
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  10. UnderShadow

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    I would say what you did is a no-no. Best route: leave w7 premium just as it came pre-installed, upgrade to ultimate using Anytime upgrade with any of the keys posted here, uninstall the crap, tweak as you wish.
     
  11. urie

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    What he did was correct if he doesn't want all the crap even if you uninstall all the stuff there is still fragments kicking around in system and registry. but he could have used the real certificate from original install machine.
     
  12. UnderShadow

    UnderShadow MDL Novice

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    Then again thereĀ“s uninstallers (Your Uninstaller) and registry cleaners (regcure). I've followed this route with 100% success rate many times Vista&W7.
     
  13. urie

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    uninstallers only work properly if they monitor the actuall install of a program you may think you have 100% success rate, i can assure you there will still be stuff kicking around fresh windows install is always better.
     
  14. beamslider

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    A fresh install is the only way to go to get rid of all parts of crapware installed by the manufacturer.
     
  15. Stormcrow

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    Do a fresh install to loose the crapware.
    Don't bother with any loaders / cracks / activators.

    Run the SLIC dump toolkit to verify the SLIC table,
    and then use it to verify the cert file you plan to install.
    Install the cert file.
    Install the appropriate Product Key from the OEM:SLP key thread.

    Job done.


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  16. kaddu

    kaddu MDL Novice

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    Thanks, that is what I will do. I am a big fan of fresh installs as this I believe is the only way to really get rid of the manufacturer crapware and trial installs. If, before reinstall, I want to get the cert (and maybe key) out of this system, how can I do that? Though I still think the certificate file should be the same as the leaked ones.
     
  17. MIMMO61

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    #2540 MIMMO61, Apr 25, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2010