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Windows 7: What kind of telemetry is in Windows 7 Pro?

07 Mar 2016   #1
delerious

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What kind of telemetry is in Windows 7 Pro?

I've read that various updates to Windows 7 enable telemetry. I'd like to know what level of telemetry this is. According to this Microsoft page, there are 3 options for telemetry in Windows 10: Basic, Enhanced, and Full.

Does anyone know what level of telemetry is enabled in Windows 7 - is it Basic, Enhanced, or Full? If it's Basic, then maybe I can live with that, and not bother trying to uninstall a bunch of updates.


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07 Mar 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s getting your PC ready for windows 10, if you don`t want 10, you should remove the unneeded updates.

Updates not to Install

KB2876229 SKYPE, If you want Skype then install it.
KB2923545 RDP
KB2970228
KB3035583 Windows 10
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB3068708 Telemetry
KB2592687
KB2660075
KB2506928
KB2952664 x2
KB3050265
KB2726535
KB2994023
KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB3065987
KB3077715
KB3078667
KB3080149 Telemetry
KB3075249 Telemetry
KB2999226
KB3083710
KB3097966
KB3095649
KB3102810 Fixes slow Windows update, I don`t need it.
KB3107998
KB3097877 Cause sidebar to stop working
KB3102429 Foreign Currency update (Useless)
KB3112343 Windows Update Client
KB3135445 Windows Update Client
KB3123862 Windows 10
KB3118401 Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows (not needed)
KB3121255 Not needed for Windows 7
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07 Mar 2016   #3
delerious

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can't I just use this GWX Control Panel tool to block the Windows 10 stuff?
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07 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course you can.
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07 Mar 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In win-7 all one needs to do is open this from the start menu search,
Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings
See if the box is checked and if so uncheck it if you want too.

Other programs have similar options excluded from the above but windows in general is suppose to comply with the above choice.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx
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07 Mar 2016   #6
delerious

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
In win-7 all one needs to do is open this from the start menu search,
Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings
See if the box is checked and if so uncheck it if you want too.
Is it really that simple to turn off all telemetry in Windows 7? Why do I see so many people posting huge lists of updates that need to be uninstalled, if all you have to do is uncheck one box?
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07 Mar 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
All of the newer updates may or may not abide by that setting
If you read the newer updates they are supposed too.

Also as I stated every program has separate options for user data sending so that only applies to windows in general and not Office or any other windows newer program like windows essentials = photo gallery.....
They have separate setting
Not to mention other third party programs have their own data usage sending options.

Otherwise people just do not see the need for the newer updates
They are in fact recommended not important depending on how one windows update settings are set
I use these and only mainly focus on the real Important updates
What kind of telemetry is in Windows 7 Pro?-update-settings.jpg


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07 Mar 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

@ delerious
Doing this does not stop all the B/S from Microsoft. We wish it did.
That is why their is so many post on stopping W-10 stuff and unwanted KB's.
One has to keep a constant watch on what Microsoft is trying to install their computers.

What kind of telemetry is in Windows 7 Pro?-capture.png-customer-experance-today.png


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07 Mar 2016   #9
delerious

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
@ delerious
Doing this does not stop all the B/S from Microsoft. We wish it did.
That is why their is so many post on stopping W-10 stuff and unwanted KB's.
One has to keep a constant watch on what Microsoft is trying to install their computers.
Yeah, that's why I asked my original question about what level of telemetry does Windows 7 have. If it's just "Basic", then it wouldn't be THAT bad because it's not sending back memory dumps that potentially contain personal data to Microsoft. If it's "Enhanced" or "Full", then it would be bad. Unfortunately you can't select that like you can in Windows 10.
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07 Mar 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well M$ always insists all data is anonymous so it's all good
Nothing on the internet is "anonymous" especially inside an operating system.
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