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Windows 7 Brick update

Neal_K3NCNeal_K3NC Member ✭✭
edited May 2019 in New Ideas
There is a Windows 7 update that can cause disruption for some users, beware!
https://borncity.com/win/2019/01/10/update-kb971033-bricks-windows-7-genuine-0xc004f200/

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  • Lawrence GrayLawrence Gray Member
    edited May 2019
    Looks like it only relates to environments using KMS key management.  This is usually a corporate environment running their own activation servers.   Nasty issue for them, but shouldn't bother too many Flex users.
  • MikeMike Member
    edited January 2019
    NOTICE !! There are NO WINDOWS 7 UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT and updates from anyplace else for WIN7 should be VERY suspect !! The only updates you are likely to see on a WIN7 machine might be your antivirus program. WIN7 is very vulnerable to malicious attacks ! Please upgrade to a current OS or take your WIN7 (or older OS) off the internet for your own (and others) protection.
  • Geoff AB6BTGeoff AB6BT Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    I believe that is incorrect.
    Microsoft will provide extended support for Windows 7 until January 14, 2020.
  • MikeMike Member
    edited January 2019
    I stand corrected. Thank you for the update.

    Mike / W8DN
  • Geoff AB6BTGeoff AB6BT Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Glad to be of help.
  • Neal Pollack, N6YFMNeal Pollack, N6YFM Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Um, er, ah, not sure how to say this;  but it is not only corporate environment that is running KMS.   Many of the "more technical" home users that don't like paying for MS Office are also running the KMS service on their home desktop machine :-)

    Disclaimer:  This is obviously third-party unsubstantiated hear-say, and could not
    possibly apply to me since I am running Windows 10 and fixing my DAX drivers 
    monthly :-)  :-)

    That said, I also run Linux and Open Office, so who cares anyway...
  • Jay NationJay Nation Member
    edited January 2019
    Flexer's

    Be careful when consuming your FUD!!! image

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  • Lawrence GrayLawrence Gray Member
    edited January 2019
    Win 7 is updated monthly.
  • N8SDRN8SDR Member
    edited January 2019
    First Tuesday of the Month like all other windows OS(patch Tuesday) extended support won't end until January 14, 2020
  • edited January 2019
    Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 received updates this Tuesday.  And..... unfortunately broke sharing of folders.  Rolling the updates back or applying a registry entry fix took care of it.  But was a pain loosing access to my server for a while.
  • Neal Pollack, N6YFMNeal Pollack, N6YFM Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    It's good to see that MickeySoft has consistently in-consistent "Qality Control" (sic)
    across all product lines....

    Cheers
  • Michael CosloMichael Coslo Member
    edited January 2019
    Win7 is no more a security risk than Win10 is stable. Turn off Javascript, use adblocking, and practice general safe computing sanitation, and you are good to go.
  • Michael CosloMichael Coslo Member
    edited January 2019
    Wasn't someone here writing what might be called "SmartSDR for Linux"?

    I get all tingly thinking about a reliable version that I know will run when I boot.
  • Jay NationJay Nation Member
    edited January 2019
    Yeah, Walt - K1ZF "claimed" to be doing the work. Then about 2 years ago he stopped posting on the Community entirely. A mystery! I can't even view his profile now, maybe he deleted that too. Does this info help with the tingles??  

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  • Doug HallDoug Hall Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Walt's callsign is KZ1F, not K1ZF. I don't think he ever published his program, but his plan was to release a cross-platform (Android, Windows, Linux) application like SSDR.
    73,
    Doug K4DSP

  • Jay NationJay Nation Member
    edited January 2019
    Doug

    Correct, I typo'd his callsign in my post.

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