Hi everyone, I just wanted to know why is it important to validate windows 7 online. Just suppose that I have activated windows 7 with a loader that the update KB971033 will detect, but just before the the exploit is detected I add "127.0.0.1 validation.sls.microsoft.com" (assuming that 127.0.0.1 is localhost) to my host file. So my windows 7 will 1) stay permanently activated 2) be able to do all the updates, 3) not be flagged as non-genuine by the "KB971033" update Thus, the only thing that I will not able to do is to validate online. When I use the latest MGADIAG.exe, it give me validation code=0 ( Which is meant to be genuine) So I just want to know whether this method is okay. Alex.