Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tdom1234, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. tdom1234

    tdom1234 MDL Novice

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    I'm currently happy with my brand new windows 7! But i have a bit of a problem, i just currently installed it today and it says its activated, is it safe to turn windows update on? Will it deactivate or something?
     
  2. alexcd2k3

    alexcd2k3 MDL Novice

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    ....deactivate ;)
     
  3. tdom1234

    tdom1234 MDL Novice

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    so it will deactivate my windows if i update?
     
  4. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    It depends on how you've activated...

    If you've used a BIOS mod and OEM key, you're most likely to be safe.
    If you've used the Lonovo OEM it's -POSSIBLE- that Microsoft will blacklist the key and an update can de-activate you.
    If you've used a loader, it's again possible that Microsoft will release a patch to detect and de-activate those activated using the loader, but unlikely since they still haven't done anything to Vista.

    The thing is, using the SLIC, Cert and OEM keys is a legit way to activate... so Microsoft doesn't have much in the way of options.
     
  5. Eazy Ace

    Eazy Ace MDL Junior Member

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    I think you can turn it on. I got Windows Update enabled too!
     
  6. FuzzyMaster

    FuzzyMaster MDL Member

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    No....I beg you.....please don't turn it on.....it will cause a solar flare that will destroy the earth on Dec. 21, 2012.

    OMG, DO NOT TURN IT ON!
     
  7. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    LoL - GOOD One ;)
     
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  8. Bluescreen

    Bluescreen MDL Senior Member

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    Wrong ! The date is ..... Oct. 22, 2009 :D:D:D:D
     
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  9. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    #10 HotCarl, Sep 11, 2009
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    ...sounds to me like tdom1234 installed one of the "pre-activated" versions. It is at your discretion whether or not you want to use windows update. It is *probably* safe at the moment, just know that if you use windows update in the future and microsoft is able to disable the loader your version of windows came with pre-installed, you might have a hard time getting another loader to work as the methods that were used to "pre-activate" your windows may interfere with newer loaders you install. (I have seen a few people having hard times getting Win7 activated when the "pre-activation" did not work, so they had to re-download Win7 and get a legit MS version and install that just so they could activate...).
    IMHO people are best to stay away from the "pre-activated" versions that have been released (and should install their own choice of loader) unless they are willing to reinstall windows when things go awry, or unless they know what files have been modified so that the "pre-activation" can be undone and a new loader can be applied...it seems as though there are usually never any uninstall tools for the "pre-activated" versions to remove the activation, which can make things like installing another loader ('cuz the "pre-activation" does not work) troublesome and a pain in the ass.
     
  10. RCOO

    RCOO MDL Senior Member

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    Ok ok... This is annying me. FFS, just use the damn loader and turn Windows Update on!
    If Microsoft blocks loaders (magically) you can always remove them and access the 4 rearms which are more then enough for a new Hazard Loader 10.xx come out or for you to make a bios mod.
    Geez
     
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  11. KotaXor

    KotaXor MDL Senior Member

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  12. Bax!

    Bax! MDL Member

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    :D lol :D
     
  13. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Personaly I am waiting until after WGA is released and I never run automatic updates. I pick and choose the updates I want to install.

    If you are behind a firewall and use Mozilla or another browser you are protected from allot of Microsoft's vulnerabilities.
     
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  14. devil

    devil MDL Novice

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    you should turn on windows updates nothing will not happen to you as our lage community is present here to make it activate again and i am still waiting microsoft deactivate my PERSONAL windows 7 ultimate
    :pbut microsoft is our friend they will never do so as before;)
     
  15. jasper100

    jasper100 MDL Novice

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    i hope it was true