WAT issue

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by KurentEweser, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    #1 KurentEweser, Apr 13, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  2. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    I just ran this and it told me the update was already installed, proceeded to download xp mode from MS site and no issues there. I don't see it deactivating any of the systems with SLICs that I have.
     
  3. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Ok,

    A) We've known about WAT for months
    B) We're getting sick of "IT'S GOING TO KILL EVERYTHING THE SKY IS FALLING" threads.

    It won't neccessarily deactivate EVERY BIOS mod, and the date idea is pure speculation and extremely unlikely from a technical standpoint.
     
  4. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    Good to know. I'd like to know what I did wrong then.
     
  5. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Oh, didn't realize it deactivated you. It works if you have been out of grace period, thats how it knows. It works out that no OEM system would have been out of grace period.
     
  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    probably the blacklisted Levono key dude. Maybe get a new bios mod and use a different key and that may fix your issue.
     
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  7. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    I installed a Dell key and a Dell cert with Opatool on a Dell slic modded bios on a Dell laptop. Windows 7 updates with no problems after using Opatool. So far Windows is still activated and has no watermarks until I install the validation update. I had to revert to my backup image to get back to normal. I'm just curious is to why some bios mods take and others do not with this validation update.
     
  8. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    You can also simply rearm to become genuine again.
     
  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Well you could start with if you had dell slic 2.0 say DELL-PE_SC3-DELL slic and you used DELL-CL09-LTP, but personally no problems this side on inspiron 530. Heard all this panic for last few months my wife is still running a ASRock flashed bios with no problems up till now, validated through MS i still think glitches on MS side.
     
  10. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    I agree urie,
    This seems to be a problem with the WAT Validation System itself, as some Legit OEM PC's are still being flagged as Non-Genuine.
     
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  11. bala_digital

    bala_digital MDL Junior Member

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    Dude , dont use such titles without searching the problem deeply pls
     
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  12. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    This could be the problem. I just did a fresh install and updated just the drivers. Then I ran Opatool and installed the Dell cert. Rather than use the default key in Opatool I used the Dell OEM key that is posted elsewhere here. I didn't bother to do any updates or install any other software. I cut to the chase and installed the activation updater from MS. This time the activation updater didn't squawk and the MGADiag program from MS said it was genuine. So who knows what cause my install to become dirty over the last 7 months or so. I could be my security software got in the way of the validation checker, setting off a false alarm. At least now as far I know I didn't do anything wrong. And there's nothing wrong with my bios.
     
  13. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Probably using the lenovo key unknowingly.
     
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  14. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    #14 LQQL, Apr 14, 2010
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    It reads like scare tactics, doesn't it? ;D
     
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  15. Elle233

    Elle233 MDL Member

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    Yeah, the title is quite embarassing. Such titles should only come after confirmation. The purpose for this is just to create unneccessary panic. Too bad!
     
  16. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Lucky for you mods have the power to change titles ;)
     
  17. KurentEweser

    KurentEweser MDL Novice

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    What are you talking about? Well it happened to me. It's not going to happen to everyone. But it's going to bite a few. Nothing wrong with a warning.
     
  18. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    XP mode is not worth any hassle, most things work just fine. If you really need XP, just use VMware or Vitualbox, they are better.