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Windows 7: You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

28 Jul 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To me it's not a tin foil hat issue; it's fact as far as I'm concerned.

Between Bing, Cortana and Key logging Microsoft's W-10 gathers more information about what you type, see and or talk about than most people even know. Then stores that information in a cloud somewhere in the world.

Now if one doesn't care that this is being done to them their isn't a problem.
I have a problem with such things and try to avoid these methods as much as I can.

When government agencies around the world do such things the screaming and hollering has the internet very busy with people complaining. When someone complains about Microsoft doing such things they must be wearing a tin foil hat.
Go figure.

Most people that have gotten W-10 have no idea all this information gathering is being done by W-10.

Jack


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28 Jul 2016   #12
xips

 
 

More bonuses for w10 pro users: no longer able to disable microsoft consumer experience or the ability to disable all apps from the windows store and more!!! The w10 user is the product. One fine example of w10 at work.

Microsoft removes policies from Windows 10 Pro
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28 Jul 2016   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well that sucks.
This just gets worse and worse
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28 Jul 2016   #14
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When government agencies around the world do such things the screaming and hollering has the internet very busy with people complaining. When someone complains about Microsoft doing such things they must be wearing a tin foil hat.
Go figure.
This is one of the things that confuses me about people in the US.

If the Government does something dodgy, it's Armageddon.
If a Corporation does exactly the same thing, it's a "Free Market" triumph.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xips View Post
More bonuses for w10 pro users: no longer able to disable microsoft consumer experience or the ability to disable all apps from the windows store and more!!! The w10 user is the product. One fine example of w10 at work.

Microsoft removes policies from Windows 10 Pro
Perhaps the EU (who are desperate for cash, just like every other government) will fine MS into oblivion and/or force MS to release a proper OS.
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28 Jul 2016   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Pretty wild
I don't see logging into 10 anytime soon until the smoke clears on all of the changes and have been confirmed.
Which is actually pretty easy to not do
Might have to reevaluate what win-10 is installed on see it's going into the freezer until further notice
Possibly it's good just as a system image on a hard drive
500gb ssd I believe I might find other uses for it.
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28 Jul 2016   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xips View Post
More bonuses for w10 pro users: no longer able to disable microsoft consumer experience or the ability to disable all apps from the windows store and more!!! The w10 user is the product. One fine example of w10 at work.

Microsoft removes policies from Windows 10 Pro
Can't say I'm surprised really, what did people expect from a "free" upgrade? I had a feeling they were going to start making those ads compulsory eventually. My decision to not upgrade any of my 7 licences is looking better by the minute!
I don't envy those who have bought full retail versions and not be able to turn off those ads. I'd be putting it straight on eBay!
Really hope they don't start taking away too much control from the users, that won't go down well in future!
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28 Jul 2016   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep switching to enterprise is a joke
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28 Jul 2016   #18
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Aren't they bringing in some sort of subscription model for Enterprise users anyway? Can't remember where I read it but I'm sure I saw it mentioned somewhere. So, that's definitely not something I'd want to switch to.

Edit: found it, there's a number of different articles about it: Yes, Windows 10 subscriptions are coming, at least for enterprise | PCWorld
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29 Jul 2016   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Don't miss out on win-10 free upgrade banners are gone
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29 Jul 2016   #20
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
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Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10ís Anniversary Update, which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2.


Cortana, the personal digital assistant that replaced Windows 10ís search function and taps into Bingís servers to answer your queries with contextual awareness, no longer has an off switch.
Quote:
...but you can lessen her awareness.
You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | PCWorld
Hows that work if you just have a local account? I thought you had to have a Microsoft account before you could use Cortana?
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