Wat - not applicable to your computer.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Wingfat, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Wingfat

    Wingfat MDL Novice

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    Has anyone else tried to install WindowsActivationUpdate.exe and have it fail with "This update is not applicable to your computer"?

    This system is running ultimate with a 2.1 mod .. nothing special.
    The only other action I did was to apply the WAT Vaccine a few days ago. Prior to running the update I deleted the system32/wat dir the vaccine created. I ran the update and it failed. I then used system restore from before I used the vaccine. Running the update now claims the update is not applicable. For kicks I tried to download mediaplayer 11 which needs validation and had no problem.
     
  2. ennio

    ennio Guest

    Very interesting. Which version of 7?
     
  3. sam3971

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  4. Wingfat

    Wingfat MDL Novice

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    Its Win 7 Ultimate. I downloaded it as professional and modified it to install any version. I paid for the software thru the microsoft store but have never used my licence.
     
  5. Wingfat

    Wingfat MDL Novice

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    That is where I downloaded the update from...
     
  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Oh, IDK then maybe just remove the WAT update and wait for it to appear on WU
     
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    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    This did it I did was to apply the WAT Vaccine
     
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  9. Wingfat

    Wingfat MDL Novice

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    The update starts to run but after @10sec returns the message "This update is not applicable to your computer".

    Microsoft doesn't love me :(
     
  10. dogfox

    dogfox MDL Novice

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    i was having trouble installing that upate and tried it in compatibility mode then i was getting the same message you are getting ... but then i installed it with the standalone package and it was fine
     
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  11. Wingfat

    Wingfat MDL Novice

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    I have had no success with either WindowsActivationUpdate.exe or Windows6.1-KB971033-64x.msu
    If my system says it's inapplicable then I guess I'm ok.