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Windows 7: Microsoft is watching?

25 Dec 2009   #1
Rotax1

windows 7 professional 64
 
 
Microsoft is watching?

I have really been wondering this since the install of w7 64 and looked at all the reporting ability it has to call home. Not only for Microsoft but also for all the software mfgs that are on my computer. It gives out all kinds of info and most against my wants. I can remember when Microsoft put in there update for the hardware reporting on XP and everyone was up in arms so why is everyone laying down now? Look I may not be trully understanding all the funcitons of all the programs but it sure seems like it to me. Especially when you change a piece of hardware on your computer and it asks to redo the performance window. I would really like to hear others on this. Thanks


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25 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You can control all of the abilities of both W7 and most programs to call home, if you take the time to do so.
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25 Dec 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is why God created firewalls.... Merry Christmas..
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25 Dec 2009   #4
MyWin7

 

More precisely hardware firewalls as software firewalls are worth nothing to block Microsoft from a Win system
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25 Dec 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

+1 ...
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25 Dec 2009   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rotax1 View Post
I have really been wondering this since the install of w7 64 and looked at all the reporting ability it has to call home. Not only for Microsoft but also for all the software mfgs that are on my computer. It gives out all kinds of info and most against my wants. I can remember when Microsoft put in there update for the hardware reporting on XP and everyone was up in arms so why is everyone laying down now? Look I may not be trully understanding all the funcitons of all the programs but it sure seems like it to me. Especially when you change a piece of hardware on your computer and it asks to redo the performance window. I would really like to hear others on this. Thanks
What is it you think they are getting about you? Paranoid much? The information MS gathers only serves to help engineer future versions. They don't know your name, address and how much porn you downloaded last night.
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25 Dec 2009   #7
Rotax1

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

Actually I'm not into porn but I am into not having my system scrutinized by a company that doesn't have my personal best interests at heart. Not to mention giving the ability of other companies to analyze what I do either. I don't mind verification that my windows is authentic but what I do after that is my own business.
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25 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Outside of checking Windows Update...if you have it set to automatic, I'm not aware of anything that calls MS automatically without your knowledge. Not even the authentication...except when accessing Windows Update.
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25 Dec 2009   #9
Qdos

 

Nuthin' a decent firewall won't let you take control of...
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25 Dec 2009   #10
gregrocker

 

They spent a fortune sponsoring WHQL with all manufacturers to build drivers for Win7, so they could get them into the installer and subsequently your computer in real time.

What they are scanning for is whether you have the full benefits of all the billions they spent creating the greatest OS ever.

Do you even know they paid manufacturers to make drivers so they wouldn't hold out on us as they did with Vista?

Or that they mandated that computer makers using the Vista-to-Win7 Upgrade kit program had to provide a clean copy DVD of Win7, with a separate driver/apps CD absent any bloatware - a huge breakthrough since makers nowadays try to enforce sponsors' bloatware and refuse to provide clean copies of the OS?

Evil corporation!!

Activation isn't even that much of concern except during reactivation or when hacktivations are installed which blatantly upset the hardware signature. One almost has to knock on their door and scream you're a pirate and then they just invite you in to become their customer.
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