Windows 7 Update Problem – Charles Snyder Raw #77. So right before I leave to go on deployment, I run a bunch of updates on my laptop. I just wanted to make sure everything was up to date. Since all of the updates finished, I rebooted my laptop and now it’s saying my copy of Windows isn’t good. Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Microsoft!!!
Just when I thought I was ready…
Since I have owned this laptop I also bought a new OEM disc and license key to go along with it. Last but not least, it’s the same Windows 7 key that’s been activated on my laptop for nearly 3 years! So what gives with this, Microsoft?!
Is it coincidence?
So while all of this was going on, I’ve been on deployment and shared this with some co-workers. Specifically with two guys I have worked with before on other deployments that are IT specialists. And one of them made a very interesting point.
He says to me, do you think it’s just a coincidence that you run a specific Windows update (Malicious Software Removal Tool) and now it’s saying your copy of Windows is fake?
Since that got me thinking, I started doing some research. As a result I found that there were hundreds, possibly thousands of Win7 users reporting the same issue. And this is all after the big push for Win10 being released and not seeing very good sales.
Anyway, I now feel compelled to test that theory by wiping the computer and doing a clean install of my same old Win7. I’ll use the key that came with it and I’ll reinstall all of the updates to see if it happens again. So if it does, I will wipe the drive once more and do a clean install without that particular update and see what happens.