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KB971033

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KB971033

This seems a particularly sneaky update, I don't mind having to activate windows as such - but this seems to give them the ability to switch off your Windows 7 at will if it thinks you've tampered.
Who knows what'll set it off.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971033
Might be best avoided for now.

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VileReynard
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Re: KB971033

Quote from: adiewoo
Might be best avoided for now.

Forever.  Grin
Whenever I have to update Windows, I try to read the explanation of what's affected - if it's just a cut and paste job that says "this resolves an error that allows your machine to be attacked" or similar then it doesn't get applied.

Steve
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Re: KB971033

ive got this update with no problems,ive nothing to hide,BTW you get a good explanation of what this update is and what it does,you can hide it, you can also remove this update, if it comes built into windows 7 with SP1 users will have no choice but to have this, it calls home every 90 days, i support this update, nothing wrong with microsoft wanting to catch all the scammers and also make windows secure for its more regular customers.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
VileReynard
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Re: KB971033

Why not get yourself a webcam connected to some monolithic organisation?
You could get yourself checked out for thought-crime etc every 90 days... Grin
Quote from: steve74
ive got this update with no problems,ive nothing to hide,....