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The Meaning of Windows 7 Activation Crack, Update KB971033 and Windows Genuine Advantage

Updated on January 30, 2017
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Alfred is a long-time teacher and computer enthusiast who works with and troubleshoots a wide range of computing devices.

The fight against software piracy will last for many years to come
The fight against software piracy will last for many years to come | Source

For the majority of Windows users, adopting a new operating system means getting to terms with the new interface and this may mean re-training a whole department of enterprise employees. This is not cheap and most businesses are not akin to wasting time and resources trying new ventures when there are working alternatives.

Remember how long it took users to migrate from Windows XP to Windows Vista? Windows XP was released in 2001 and its next brother, Windows Vista, came in 2006 and no one just wanted to adopt it. Users were only convinced to jump Windows ship when Windows 7 was released three years later. Even then it took time: Statistics show that Windows XP was only overtaken by Windows 7 in late 2011. (Read how Windows 7 became the most widely used OS)

For believers in software piracy, adopting the new OS means adopting new strategies Microsoft has come up with to curb software piracy. Some believe that with a shift towards 8 and 10, Microsoft may relax its stranglehold on those who continue to play Russian Roulette on the now old Windows 7. Much as hackers cannot stop at anything in the offing, the thought of playing around with a popular Windows 7 will continue to be a pleasure and so will new avenues to get Windows 7 crack.

What is Windows 7 Activation Crack?

Windows activation Crack is any opportunistic exploit into Windows 7 operating system (OS) rendering it usable free of charge. The crack is intended to fool Microsoft and unsuspecting users into believing that a fake copy of Windows running in the computer is actually genuine.

A warning that your copy of Windows is not genuine. Microsoft fights against software piracy back by use of activation update KB971033
A warning that your copy of Windows is not genuine. Microsoft fights against software piracy back by use of activation update KB971033

The importance of Windows 7, today is therefore as it was way back in 2009 when it was released to the public.

Windows 7 was released as an answer to the failed Windows Vista. Following in its tradition, Microsoft intended to make Windows 7 as hack-proof as possible.

Unlike the Windows validation tricks in its past OSes, specifically Windows XP, where validation lasted barely one minute, validation in Windows 7 was supposed to last a little longer.

The all new Windows 8 metro interface makes use of even stringent Windows activation process
The all new Windows 8 metro interface makes use of even stringent Windows activation process

How Windows Update KB971033 Works Against Activation Cracks

Microsoft aptly released an Update code named KB971033 whose responsibility was to nullify any pirated copy of Windows 7.

Once this update installed in the computer, it

  • monitored any windows activation exploits
  • detected validation errors,
  • detected tampering on important Windows systems files.

Upon installation, connection and downloading updates from Microsoft website, the user is introduced to the above update – Windows KB971033 as shown below.

Windows KB971033 update
Windows KB971033 update

Properties for the above update read as follows:

Properties of Windows update KB971033
Properties of Windows update KB971033

By default, KB971033 update checkbox comes unchecked (see image above) but will over time find its way into the system where it will reside for the next ninety days. Microsoft ascertains that before the 90 days elapse the update should have looped into any vulnerability in case the computer runs a non-licensed copy of its operating system - aka pirated copy.

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Windows 7 Activation Crack Against Update KB971033 And Other WGA Validations

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is a validation formula set up by Microsoft in order to continue curbing and where possible, eliminate all forms of software piracy.

Windows 8 anti-software piracy strategies are different from what the market has been accustomed to. Unlike in the past, when the OS shipped with product keys, which were sufficient to activate the OS, Windows 8 can only be activated online, from Microsoft websites, and with quite stringent procedures.

In the past, the software giant relied on product keys which always proved to be unreliable. Hackers exploited vulnerabilities in these product keys and therein the vulnerabilities in the .dll files, and then releasing cracks and fake serials that fooled Windows validation procedures.

Current Windows 8 Release Preview still depends on a serial but requires that activation is sought from Microsoft before updates can be downloaded and before the user can take full advantage of Metro interface. Microsoft is doing all it can to ensure it is solely responsible for every single computer it activates online.

There are currently quite a number of opportunistic hacks that bypass the KB971033 update or totally remove the need for validation.

As a whole, exploitation of Windows software will continue for some time to come.

According to Business Software Alliance, over 57% of computers around the world run pirated software. Many computers out there still run hacked Windows XP, and the pleasure of upgrading to 7 which is equally hacked will be the obvious direction.

What is Windows Genuine Advantage?

A warning that your copy of Windows is not genuine
A warning that your copy of Windows is not genuine

Important Note

By writing about Windows 7 Crack I do not condone piracy in any way. Trading and promoting software piracy is punishable by law.


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      3 years ago

      Up yours, Microsoft.

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      Alfred Amuno 

      4 years ago from Kampala

      You are definitely right Emily; go for genuine OS always. Saves you unnecessary headache that goes with cracking pirated copies of Windows. But still, many out there claim they cannot afford and, therefore, cannot own legit copies.

      You are also right about Windows 7 being popular. It is quite possible that Windows 10 will be popular as well and may eclipse both Windows 8 and 7 when the final version launches.

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      Emily Dicson 

      4 years ago

      I have used all kinds of OS, Beside of Microsoft Provides many kinds of Operating systems , But Windows 7 is perfect OS for hd gaming with its all versions like; Starter, Home premium, Professional and Ultimate,

      Which has been used both for home as well as business purpose.I want to suggest for you to use only a full version of any OS to avoid lost of your backup files and precious time. Last time, I also need a license

      for Windows 8.1 pro, Which installed at my cousin's PC, So I searched at Google to find a free license, but all in vain.

      Then one of my friend recommend me to search Google to buy it from: ODosta Store

      I bought it, Now I have Genuine, Which is working well.Cheers!


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