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Windows 7: U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade 4 million devices to Windows 10

20 Feb 2016   #61
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
I think those who choose not to change from e.g. Windows 7 would be more relaxed in their attitude to Windows 10 if MS respected their choice. It shouldn't be necessary to go through all the GWX Control Panel rigmarole in order to avoid being hijacked and press-ganged into upgrading to Windows 10, it should just be a case of MS asking which of their products we'd like to use and then responding to our choice with the option of checking a "do not ask again" box, while restricting Windows Updates to security and other important but non-marketing matters. Their present approach is doing no-one any favours, least of all MS themselves.
Very well said.


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20 Feb 2016   #62
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
I think those who choose not to change from e.g. Windows 7 would be more relaxed in their attitude to Windows 10 if MS respected their choice. It shouldn't be necessary to go through all the GWX Control Panel rigmarole in order to avoid being hijacked and press-ganged into upgrading to Windows 10, it should just be a case of MS asking which of their products we'd like to use and then responding to our choice with the option of checking a "do not ask again" box, while restricting Windows Updates to security and other important but non-marketing matters. Their present approach is doing no-one any favours, least of all MS themselves.
Bingo dude! *Applauds*
This is the whole deal.

Now that I recall about the retail selling of Windows 10... could it be that, as I think, this free upgrade is an experiment to release a full version (retail)... that probably, prooooobably, will come without telemetry, and more options to control Windows Updates and such? Maaaan, that would be a dream come true!
Sadly, a dream is all it is.
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20 Feb 2016   #63
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Email is as safe as any other electronic communication system and when used appropriately is not a security issue - you would not send important information in the post without taking precautions against loss, the same applies to email. unfortunately a lot of individuals and governments do not have enough technological knowledge to ensure any real level of security
I'm researching anonymous / encrypted e-mail right now, and my understanding of other people's studies is that there's just no simple way available to do it, especially if you need to exchange mail with any number of people you don't know. I'd be glad if anyone could point me to material showing otherwise...
Many doctor's offices are using an email system now that involves using a secure website that one has to go through one or two factor encryption to access their account. One party posts a message in an account the two parties share, then notifies the second party by email that there is a message for that party in the account. The second party then goes to the account to retrieve the message. this setup is HIPAA compliant. I have used one site like this in the past.

Another way is to send encrypted documents, such as password protected PDFs by email. Only someone with the correct password will be able to read the PDF. There can be different levels of encryption, such as read only.

Here is an article that describes several ways to encrypt email. If you Google "encrypted email" you will find several pages of links on ways it can be done. It's not rocket science.
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21 Feb 2016   #64
Borg 386

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
I think those who choose not to change from e.g. Windows 7 would be more relaxed in their attitude to Windows 10 if MS respected their choice. It shouldn't be necessary to go through all the GWX Control Panel rigmarole in order to avoid being hijacked and press-ganged into upgrading to Windows 10, it should just be a case of MS asking which of their products we'd like to use and then responding to our choice with the option of checking a "do not ask again" box, while restricting Windows Updates to security and other important but non-marketing matters. Their present approach is doing no-one any favours, least of all MS themselves.
Well said indeed. I'm getting tired of playing this little game of trying to prevent my OS from being hijacked. If you said no to the upgrade, then leave it at that. And I don't appreciate having to weed thought every freakin update nowadays to make sure nothing undesirable sneaks in.
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