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    ThePreserver
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    Windows 7 WGA

    Post by ThePreserver on 16th February 2010, 7:21 pm

    Tomorrow, the 17th, is the day Microsoft releases their WGA-type activation prevention update as an Optional Update. Next month, it will change to Important under Windows Update, thus causing a severe threat to those torrenters and people running cracked versions with Automatic Updates enabled!

    But even if you have a legit copy installed, this stupid little utility remains running in the background chewing up cpu cycles looking for over 70 activation exploits. Once "compromised", your wallpaper flashes to black, nagging popups telling you to activate with a legit copy, and a watermark on the desktop will be the norm. Microsoft states that unlike Vista, your PCs will NOT shutdown automatically after two hours. But who knows??

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    Re: Windows 7 WGA

    Post by Ralph on 16th February 2010, 8:40 pm

    this might deserve a front page article
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    Re: Windows 7 WGA

    Post by redneck_rebel on 16th February 2010, 11:44 pm

    prevention, if any?

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    Re: Windows 7 WGA

    Post by Ralph on 16th February 2010, 11:59 pm

    catch it before it installs on windows update
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    Re: Windows 7 WGA

    Post by ThePreserver on 17th February 2010, 1:49 am

    Disable your automatic updates. Or manually install them but make sure any type of "Activation" or "WGA" type things don't get in. Ignore them and once that is done (just like Windows XP and Vista) you will be fine Smiling Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil heh ha ha. Spray them with all the finite JEWELERY OF THE COSMOS.!!!!!! Big grin

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