windows 7 ultimate You may be a victiin of software counterfeiting

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  1. nitro

    nitro MDL Junior Member

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    A window pops up randomly,


    Optional update delivery is not working.

    You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. this happened after I removed
    KB971033. This is occuring even though my windows is genuine and activated.

    Could somebody please advise how I can prevent this from popping up and get all updates to work again..

    Thanks
     
  2. MasterDisaster

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    Go online and validate your copy, make sure you do not have the blacklisted key installed.
     
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  3. nitro

    nitro MDL Junior Member

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    How do I find out if i have a black listed key..
     
  4. MasterDisaster

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  5. urie

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    look Here and see if your key is listed.
     
  6. MasterDisaster

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    Yes, it is OK.
     
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  7. nitro

    nitro MDL Junior Member

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    I Thank every body for the quick responses. All the the great support is much appreciated, This site is the great!
     
  8. Zepp

    Zepp MDL Member

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    My guess is the PID checker is working off a .dll list that has not been updated recently.
     
  9. autobengal

    autobengal MDL Novice

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    The Lenovo key has been blacklisted for over a month now.
     
  10. dvpatel

    dvpatel MDL Novice

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    My HP laptop got windows updates this morning and now its reporting as not genuine. :(
     
  11. Rosco

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    #13 Rosco, Mar 11, 2010
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    You have probably installed the Windows Activation Technology (WAT) update KB 971033 and used a pre-activating DVD which I assume you downloaded - the WAT update has found the loader used on those "pre-activated" DVDs and rendered your installation invalid.

    If this is what has happened to you there are a host of ways to fix this - search for threads about KB 971033 and follow instructions on how to fix it - it involves removing the loader M$ have targetted (on the so-called "pre-activating" DVD and now on your hard drive) and replacing it with one the KB971033 update doesn't break - apparently Daz's works - and re-validating after some tinkering.

    If it is this update that has broken your system when you become genuine again you can uninstall it - and I would as it is designed to update itself over time so you never know what it will do in the future but I suspect loaders that are manually installed are not M$ prime targets - self activating DVDs that can be sold to unsuspecting "customers" are.

    Now some tips :-

    1.Turn off "automatic updates" - change to notify before install.
    2.Never just blindly install updates unless you know what it is for - it could break something even though it is not meant to - even M$ are not perfect.
    3.If you have any doubt create a backup that you can restore from - a bit of work but better than no rescue.
    4.You should have a safe place to store system backups - a seperate partition at the least BUT a second drive is better as you can also store all your data (documents, game saves, music etc) here safe from an OS crash.
     
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  12. dvpatel

    dvpatel MDL Novice

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    Thanks Rosco. I did not install any loaders. My laptop is actually a Compaq CQ60 so I have a genuine SLIC 2.1 BIOS and I installed the cert and key by hand. No loaders or WAT's were involved. I don't have automatic updates turned on. The updates are automatically downloaded but I did let it install the updates. I haven't had any issues for a few months. I was using the official HP OEM key. I changed it to one of the other one that someone said is still valid and it all is fine now. So, it seems M$ blacklisted the HP key that is posted in the master OEM keys thread. Thanks for the tips.
     
  13. FreeStyler

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  14. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Absolutly not! HP Key is working fine...don't post bulls**t, please ;)
     
  15. ennio

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    My suggestion is to create new sticky thread with OEM keys that have been blacklisted. Just to avoid the confusion.
     
  16. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Blacklisted keys are removed from the OEM:SLP collection post (this far only the old LENOVO Ultimate key), so i see no use for such topic
     
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  18. denlem

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    I just got with this today after and update last night. KB971033 was one of the updates. I tried uuninstalling it but that didn't help. I used 7Loader 1.5 and have been active and valid for months. Not any more! :(
     
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