My 64-bit W7 HPE just became no longer genuine?


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Ant

Hello.

I did my monthly Windows Updates (KB2620704, KB2588516, KB2617657, USB
Mouse driver, and MRT x64 for November 2011 (KB890030)) this morning,
rebooted, and ran a full MRT scan (no infections found). But now it
tells me my activated Windows 7 HPE is not genuine anymore. Did anyone
get this today or just me? I have had this Windows 7 HPE installed and
activated since December 2009. :(

FYI, I did fix it by following its instructions. I downloaded and ran
EXE file from MS' web site and run its ActiveX Control. That fixed it.

I still would like to know what happened. I never had this problem until
after this morning's updates and reboot. It seems like I was the only
one with this problem? :(

Thank you in advance. :)
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Gene E. Bloch

Hello.

I did my monthly Windows Updates (KB2620704, KB2588516, KB2617657, USB
Mouse driver, and MRT x64 for November 2011 (KB890030)) this morning,
rebooted, and ran a full MRT scan (no infections found). But now it
tells me my activated Windows 7 HPE is not genuine anymore. Did anyone
get this today or just me? I have had this Windows 7 HPE installed and
activated since December 2009. :(

FYI, I did fix it by following its instructions. I downloaded and ran
EXE file from MS' web site and run its ActiveX Control. That fixed it.

I still would like to know what happened. I never had this problem until
after this morning's updates and reboot. It seems like I was the only
one with this problem? :(

Thank you in advance. :)
I had the same problem a week ago (although I don't know what your
acronyms are, and I'm too lazy to check).

It seems that Windows 7 is over-enthusiastic about checking up on us
honest folk.

That means I think it's a bug in the Windows validation scheme. I also
think the validation scheme is a bug in the Windows design philosophy
:)
 
A

Ant

It seems that Windows 7 is over-enthusiastic about checking up on us
honest folk.

That means I think it's a bug in the Windows validation scheme. I also
think the validation scheme is a bug in the Windows design philosophy
:)
I hate DRM. :(
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...."Like me with the anthill in my backyard. I spent days watching the
ants, trying to figure out which ones were good, and which ones were
bad, but they all just looked like ants, so I started smiting all of
them." "Well that's not --" "I was smiting them with the garden hose,
and with lighter fluid, and with the lawnmower, and to be perfectly
honest, I think I went a little crazy with the shovel. Those ants could
have been praying to me all day, I wouldn't have heard them." "There was
nothing they could do about it." "But, I don't think --" "Really, it's
the same with us. There's nothing we can do about anything either, so
why worry about it? Hey, this is making me feel better." "Well, that's
good, but --" "I guess all we can do is live our lives with as much
kindness and decency as possible, and try not to dwell on God standing
over us with a giant shovel."...--Dewey and Teacher in Day Care episode
from Malcolm in the Middle
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A

Ant

It seems that Windows 7 is over-enthusiastic about checking up on us
There are other options.
Like what, legally and still using Windows for computer gaming, work, etc.?
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ray

Like what, legally and still using Windows for computer gaming, work,
etc.?
One must still get away from MS to get away from their insane DRM policy.
I haven't used it for 10 years.
 
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A

Ant

It seems that Windows 7 is over-enthusiastic about checking up on
One must still get away from MS to get away from their insane DRM policy.
I haven't used it for 10 years.
I'd like to, but darn PC/Windows games and work. :( Why are you in this
newsgroup then? :D
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--Sai Yuk from The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk movie (English subtitles)
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ray

I'd like to, but darn PC/Windows games and work. :( Why are you in this
newsgroup then? :D
One option would be to use a real OS for work (I did that for 20+ years)
then use MS in a virtual machine or dual boot and never worry about
updating it - if you're addicted to computer games. Personally, I thought
that was what game consoles were for. Cheers.
 
A

arnold

One option would be to use a real OS for work (I did that for 20+ years)
then use MS in a virtual machine or dual boot and never worry about
updating it - if you're addicted to computer games. Personally, I
thought that was what game consoles were for. Cheers.

A dual boot works for me. I don't dislike Windows7, I just don't like MS.
However, I do have a few things I run on Windows, but my main usage is
Linux. I found a dual boot works well for me for both uses.

arnold
 
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Ant

One option would be to use a real OS for work (I did that for 20+ years)
then use MS in a virtual machine or dual boot and never worry about
updating it - if you're addicted to computer games. Personally, I thought
that was what game consoles were for. Cheers.
I haven't had video game consoles since Atari 2600. I like computer
games (especially MMOGs) due to modifications/mods, better graphics,
etc.
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as his hooves thudded over the mossy floor. "These are of no more
significance than the scurryings of ants to the wide universe, and are
unaffected by planetary movements." --Harry Potter book
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