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Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7 Update Available

18 Feb/10

We have covered the news about the Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7 update earlier this month with the expectation that Microsoft would provide downloads for the update later in that month. The first step has apparently been made as a Knowledgebase article now links to the update that can be downloaded for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 computer systems.

The update basically improves the capabilities of the Windows 7 operating system to spot activation hacks that have been used to activate the operating system without a purchased product key.


Windows Activation Technologies helps you confirm that the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer is genuine. Additionally, Windows Activation Technologies helps protect against the risks of counterfeit software.

The update is currently only offered on the Microsoft website but will be added to Windows Update at a later time. It will however be an optional update in Windows Update as well for the time being which means that it only serves the following purposes:

  • Provide the ability for users who have bought a computer system with Windows 7 or Windows 7 standalone to verify that their product is genuine and not counterfeit.
  • Provide the ability for hackers to find out if their activation hack is still working

Users who have illegally activated Windows 7 will obviously not install and run the Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7 update as they might risk getting it flagged as non genuine.

It will be interesting to see if and when Microsoft decides to make the update mandatory for all Windows 7 operating systems.

Continua a leggere – Original Link: Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7 Update Available

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