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Re: Invalid copy of win7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cj@heaven.org, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. cj@heaven.org

    cj@heaven.org Flightless Bird

    Al Smith <invalid@address.com> wrote:

    >>Do what I do. Never update, and turn off automatic updates. What
    >>Microsoft doesn't know won't hurt you.



    >Leaving your software in a swiss-cheese state by not updating *can*
    >hurt you.


    >--
    >Joel Crump



    It can hurt when you update too. My first install of WIN7 X64 worked great until I installed updates. Had to reinstall to resolve the problems.

    I'm pretty sure I was not the first person this happened to.

    cj
     
  2. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    cj@heaven.org wrote:
    > Al Smith<invalid@address.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> Do what I do. Never update, and turn off automatic updates. What
    >>> Microsoft doesn't know won't hurt you.

    >
    >
    >> Leaving your software in a swiss-cheese state by not updating *can*
    >> hurt you.

    >
    >> --
    >> Joel Crump

    >
    >
    > It can hurt when you update too. My first install of WIN7 X64 worked great until I installed updates. Had to reinstall to resolve the problems.
    >
    > I'm pretty sure I was not the first person this happened to.
    >
    > cj
    >


    Which is why I've never updated my W7 x64. My version worked when
    I started my new Dell computer, so why would I want to change it?

    -Al-
     
  3. Mike Smith

    Mike Smith Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:hpdmru$m84$5@news.eternal-september.org...
    > cj@heaven.org wrote:
    >> Al Smith<invalid@address.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>> Do what I do. Never update, and turn off automatic updates. What
    >>>> Microsoft doesn't know won't hurt you.

    >>
    >>
    >>> Leaving your software in a swiss-cheese state by not updating *can*
    >>> hurt you.

    >>
    >>> --
    >>> Joel Crump

    >>
    >>
    >> It can hurt when you update too. My first install of WIN7 X64 worked
    >> great until I installed updates. Had to reinstall to resolve the
    >> problems.
    >>
    >> I'm pretty sure I was not the first person this happened to.
    >>
    >> cj
    >>

    >
    > Which is why I've never updated my W7 x64. My version worked when I
    > started my new Dell computer, so why would I want to change it?
    >
    > -Al-


    Agreed, a had more than one instance of a Microsoft update for Vista causing
    me problems.
    Best bet is several machines, a sacrificial one to connect to the web, a
    working machine that is quarantined and a play machine to mess about with.
    If money is tight you can use removable drive trays to achieve the same
    effect. This Vista box will be fitted with a tray bay to allow the use of
    Win 7 when that becomes necessary for me.
    Haven't tried Ghost on Vista or Win 7 yet, works fine on 98, ME and XP,
    handy as the sacrificial machine can be wiped, reformatted and re-loaded
    using the CD image in a few minutes if you suspect anything may have got in
    there. Not sure how it will handle the ever more complicated 'validation'
    systems in Vista and Win 7 though.

    Mike
     
  4. MJMIII

    MJMIII Flightless Bird

    "Mike Smith" <mike@notquitean.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hpi261$sml$1@news.albasani.net...
    >
    > "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    > news:hpdmru$m84$5@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> cj@heaven.org wrote:
    >>> Al Smith<invalid@address.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> Do what I do. Never update, and turn off automatic updates. What
    >>>>> Microsoft doesn't know won't hurt you.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Leaving your software in a swiss-cheese state by not updating *can*
    >>>> hurt you.
    >>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Joel Crump
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> It can hurt when you update too. My first install of WIN7 X64 worked
    >>> great until I installed updates. Had to reinstall to resolve the
    >>> problems.
    >>>
    >>> I'm pretty sure I was not the first person this happened to.
    >>>
    >>> cj
    >>>

    >>
    >> Which is why I've never updated my W7 x64. My version worked when I
    >> started my new Dell computer, so why would I want to change it?
    >>
    >> -Al-

    >
    > Agreed, a had more than one instance of a Microsoft update for Vista
    > causing me problems.
    > Best bet is several machines, a sacrificial one to connect to the web, a
    > working machine that is quarantined and a play machine to mess about with.
    > If money is tight you can use removable drive trays to achieve the same
    > effect. This Vista box will be fitted with a tray bay to allow the use of
    > Win 7 when that becomes necessary for me.
    > Haven't tried Ghost on Vista or Win 7 yet, works fine on 98, ME and XP,
    > handy as the sacrificial machine can be wiped, reformatted and re-loaded
    > using the CD image in a few minutes if you suspect anything may have got
    > in there. Not sure how it will handle the ever more complicated
    > 'validation' systems in Vista and Win 7 though.
    >
    > Mike


    A Smith by any other name is still a MORON!
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  5. Bill Yanaire

    Bill Yanaire Flightless Bird

    "MJMIII" <balrog@castaway.net> wrote in message
    news:As-dnRmDbNmEBiHWnZ2dnUVZ_r2dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > "Mike Smith" <mike@notquitean.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hpi261$sml$1@news.albasani.net...
    >>
    >> "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hpdmru$m84$5@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> cj@heaven.org wrote:
    >>>> Al Smith<invalid@address.com> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>> Do what I do. Never update, and turn off automatic updates. What
    >>>>>> Microsoft doesn't know won't hurt you.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Leaving your software in a swiss-cheese state by not updating *can*
    >>>>> hurt you.
    >>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Joel Crump
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> It can hurt when you update too. My first install of WIN7 X64 worked
    >>>> great until I installed updates. Had to reinstall to resolve the
    >>>> problems.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm pretty sure I was not the first person this happened to.
    >>>>
    >>>> cj
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Which is why I've never updated my W7 x64. My version worked when I
    >>> started my new Dell computer, so why would I want to change it?
    >>>
    >>> -Al-

    >>
    >> Agreed, a had more than one instance of a Microsoft update for Vista
    >> causing me problems.
    >> Best bet is several machines, a sacrificial one to connect to the web, a
    >> working machine that is quarantined and a play machine to mess about
    >> with. If money is tight you can use removable drive trays to achieve the
    >> same effect. This Vista box will be fitted with a tray bay to allow the
    >> use of Win 7 when that becomes necessary for me.
    >> Haven't tried Ghost on Vista or Win 7 yet, works fine on 98, ME and XP,
    >> handy as the sacrificial machine can be wiped, reformatted and re-loaded
    >> using the CD image in a few minutes if you suspect anything may have got
    >> in there. Not sure how it will handle the ever more complicated
    >> 'validation' systems in Vista and Win 7 though.
    >>
    >> Mike

    >
    > A Smith by any other name is still a MORON!
    > --

    An "Alias" by any other name is still a MORON.
     

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