What is the best way to deal with Windows KB971033 WAT Update ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by nanana1, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    1. Install the Windows KB971033 WAT update as per any other important MS updates and do nothing,:drive1:

    or

    2. Install the Windows KB971033 WAT update as per any other important MS updates and disable the WAT services and task scheduler to prevent memory hog and run to submit information back to MS WAT servers,:bruce_h4h:

    or

    3. Install the Windows KB971033 WAT update and then uninstall it immediately for those who had unknowingly installed this WAT update only to know later what it does, ie. run as a service and ring home periodically to submit your info to MS WAT servers,:fear:

    or

    4. Do not install the Windows KB971033 WAT update and hide it in Windows Updates to prevent any nags.:censored:

    Hope to hear solid advices from the experts and experienced Windows 7ers here:p
     
  2. ad!k

    ad!k MDL Novice

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    obviously!!!
     
  3. cba1986

    cba1986 MDL Member

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    If you not are sure, just do the number 4.
     
  4. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    What if you had already installed the Windows KB971033 WAT update, do you advise to do Option 1, 2 or 3 ?
     
  5. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    Too many ORs. Stack overflaw.
     
  6. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your observation, any advice ?
     
  7. Swan

    Swan MDL Novice

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    That update is optional, take things less seriously. :D
    As long as OEMs buy the software MS will be satisfied. :p
     
  8. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    Any more expert advice ?
     
  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  10. sb18180

    sb18180 MDL Junior Member

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    install google chronium
     
  11. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    If the latest kb update is worrying you so much, turn off auto updates. But IMHO, proper bios mod as in slic cert and key that match your your mobo = no problem........ otherwise get a valid key..........:D:D
     
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  12. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Why.........................?
     
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  13. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Just installed this update on my 2nd machine - ASUS A8N32-SLI mobo modified with Dell SLIC - used ASUS key from these forums.

    It didn't make any difference so far.

    If it was going to find mismatches between SLIC tables, the BIOS vendor and keys used it should have found this.

    Does it do anything to loaders ???
     
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  14. Thanos_The_Mad_Titans

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    i have no problem with KB971033 and use Daz's loader 1.7.7r.. my PC is Genuine and Activated

    also, i tested Hazar 1.6.1d, HotCarl, Nononsence, Omrhar 2.4.8 and all Daz verison all are working for me.. expect RemoveWAT & Crew7 :)
     
  15. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for browser advice. Prefer FF here.
     
  16. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    Any advice for those who had already taken the step to install KB971033 ?
     
  17. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    Thanks, Mod, for the good advice but what if you already installed, uninstall it ???
     
  18. MasterDisaster

    MasterDisaster MDL Expert

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    IF you have it installed and are genuine then do nothing.
     
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  19. nanana1

    nanana1 MDL Novice

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    Thanks !....that one vote for Option 1.

    Any one beg to differ here ?
     
  20. Veegertx

    Veegertx MDL Junior Member

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    well hell, install the thing and see what happens and then take course of action to fix what it does (Reply within many posts MDL)

    Me I am OEM :D fixed slic and good to go, if it slows me down on this Quad core I'll acronis back and start over and not install.

    Google Chrome, why the hell would I want a search engine to take over my PC? something wrong with that picture