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More than 70 activation hacks will be closed by the Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, which will be released later this month
The update will be available for manual download from Microsoft's Genuine Web site on Feb. 16 and from the Microsoft Download center the following day. Later this month, the update will also be offered through Windows Update as an "important" (but optional) update
Microsoft is planning an update to Windows 7 that will close a number of loopholes that was used to foil its built-in antipiracy measures.