WAT KB971033 installed itself automatically, without my consent. GRR!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pawn3d, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. pawn3d

    pawn3d MDL Novice

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    I ran Windows Update and was very careful to not to install KB971033. I triple checked my settings and MADE SURE KB971033 was not selected. It installed Service Pack 1 and some other updates and when I restarted, sure enough, KB971033 was indeed installed. :confused:

    I have since reformatted the computer (it's a Mac buy the way) and now have a fresh installation of Windows Ultimate. I'm scared of running Windows Update because of what happened last time. Is there anyway to install Service Pack 1 without installing WAT? Or did it get installed some other way?
     
  2. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    Not genuine after KB971033 update? Read this!
     
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  3. pawn3d

    pawn3d MDL Novice

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    No dude, I already reinstalled Windows, I don't HAVE KB971033 installed, I'm trying to PREVENT KB971033 from installing!

    Thanks anyway :(
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Simple question.... why? Just install KB971033 and ignore it, there is no need to be paranoid
     
  5. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    exactly.....
    when you r using Daz loader, you do not have to worry about that update..that will not disturb u.....:)
     
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  6. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    But why avoid it??????????????
     
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  7. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ acrsn, information about your system has been getting sent back to M$ since at least XP this is nothing new.
     
  8. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    :yes: understood....
     
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