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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

12 Apr 2015   #51
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I was talking about the forums Reply with quote not the windows updates

Which I agree Brian the quotes did not turn out the way I was expecting it to display :/


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12 Apr 2015   #52
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

It's not surprising that MS would be pushing ads & collecting data. That's what it's all about nowadays. Giving away the OS with data gathering capabilities gives them a huge database of information to sell to the highest bidder. They have to make money somehow.
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12 Apr 2015   #53
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m very Happy for You

Now, can we get back on topic ?
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12 Apr 2015   #54
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I`m very Happy for You

Now, can we get back on topic ?
I'm confused. who were you replying to?
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12 Apr 2015   #55
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Why are you guys all avoiding these updates?
MS won't say what they are.

Also:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
It talks to someone somewhere on the Internet too.

I was playing around with my W7 Network Manager (disabled and enabled my NIC) and I had Process Explorer open.
When I enabled my NIC, Process Explorer showed that "GWX.exe" started "talking" via my Network.
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12 Apr 2015   #56
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Okay my bad I missed that reply and you didn't quote him
Yes I did, look at #37

When you quote people and then remove something from the quote it becomes unquoted, but if you kept up you would have seen he asked that question.
AddRam,

On quoting. I usually but not always remove parts that I am not replying to, especially if it is long winded post. Sometimes, I try to reply using a name unless it is a general comment for all posters. Sometime time I don't quote at all and just use the name.
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12 Apr 2015   #57
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

All,

In my opinion, I think it is plain dumb to provided these useless updates. The reason, when the previous edition of windows 10 preview builds. You can upgrade without any issue in most cases, no updates needed. I tested it out.
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12 Apr 2015   #58
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
I've got a virtual machine of linux mint - mate running on VMWare's free Player. Very straightforward, intuitive, much like Win7. The best of classic OS design. And I'm wondering why not make the move. MS always has muddied the waters in one way or another. The difference now is that there are viable options.
Mint Mate is a serious contender. I run that too in VMware Player and the more I look at it, the more I like it. There are a few Windows programs though that do not run in Mint.
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12 Apr 2015   #59
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
I've got a virtual machine of linux mint - mate running on VMWare's free Player. Very straightforward, intuitive, much like Win7. The best of classic OS design. And I'm wondering why not make the move. MS always has muddied the waters in one way or another. The difference now is that there are viable options.
Mint Mate is a serious contender. I run that too in VMware Player and the more I look at it, the more I like it. There are a few Windows programs though that do not run in Mint.
I need to spend more time on it. It looks good but I'm a complete noob with Linux distros.
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12 Apr 2015   #60
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Regarding those mysterious updates - I think we should not get too wound up about them right now. I have made myself a 'watch list' of the KBs in question. And when the day comes that they trigger bothersome actions, I can still delete them. Chasing them right now on all my systems would be a full time job. Right now we don't even know what they will do.
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