Windows Activation Technologies(WAT) is set to release a new Update for Windows 7 which will detect Pirated Windows 7 copies activated using the different Cracks and Activators available. This update (KB971033) is said to be released today at www.microsoft.com/genuine and from 17th Feb it will be available at Microsoft Download Center.
Windows Activation Technologies formerly known as Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) will run this anti-piracy program using this Windows Update. This update will reach Windows 7 Home, Premium,Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise users.
According to the Genuine Windows Blog, this update will be voluntary which means, users can choose whether to install this update or not when it appears in the update list.
After installing this update, it will check for the validity of the certificates and keys in your Windows 7 installation. If found to be non-genuine, the notifications built into Windows 7 will inform the user that Windows is not genuine by displaying dialog boxes with options for the user to either get more information, or acquire genuine Windows. The desktop wallpaper will be switched to a plain desktop.
But this time Microsoft has assured that the customer will see no reduced functionality in their copy of Windows which is fount to be non-genuine. The Update will run periodic validations (initially every 90 days).