Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

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  1. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64
       #310

    Who knows? MS can't fix the problems in W7 with all the error logs reported. I just ran across a new one (for me) when you have a USB memory device installed and load a CD/DVD. Windows throws a page error (Event 51). It's been a known error to MS for years and it still occurs. All they can say is ignore it.

    I could care less if someone wants to voluntarily submit use data from their computer but I want to know what, when, where and for how long before I give up my right to privacy.

    I'm done flag waving. :)
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  2. Posts : 28,568
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
       #311

    The whole purpose of a technical preview is to collect live data of the previewed software, in order to test it's operation on as wide a hardware set as is possible. If people do not wish to have this data collected they simply need to not sign up and agree to download the preview software.

    Users who do not wish to have their information on the internet servers, can simply decide to not connect to the internet there are always choices available
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  3. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #312

    carwiz said:
    It has nothing to do with conspiracy, paranoia or being a geek. It is a way of life in the US that many in other countries have no conception or idea of the "Rights" granted to US residents and guaranteed by The Constitution of The United States. Specially, the 4th Amendment. These rights can not be abridged. Not even by our government...
    And yet our Government does exactly that.
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  4. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64
       #313

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    carwiz said:
    It has nothing to do with conspiracy, paranoia or being a geek. It is a way of life in the US that many in other countries have no conception or idea of the "Rights" granted to US residents and guaranteed by The Constitution of The United States. Specially, the 4th Amendment. These rights can not be abridged. Not even by our government...
    And yet our Government does exactly that.
    Because we (the people) allow it. Complacency will lead us back to "kings".

    @Barman - The KB is for Windows 7, not 10. The quote from the W10IP agreement was brought up, I'm sure, because it has relative value to the discussion of "like" data gathering. It is merely used for comparison since there is lack of information on the Windows 7 KB.
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  5. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #314

    Businesses doesn't have to go by are U.S. Constitution Technically, the Constituion does not apply to business, so when you walk in a businesses the Constitution does not apply. There are few exception to that, if the business or a non-profit operates like a government then it has to follow the Constitution. Having a president or a board, the business or non-profit has to follow the U.S. Constitution. However, U.S. businesses and U.S. Non-profit still have to follow U.S. Federal, State laws & regulations.
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  6. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #315

    carwiz said:
    The KB is for Windows 7, not 10. The quote from the W10IP agreement was brought up, I'm sure, because it has relative value to the discussion of "like" data gathering. It is merely used for comparison since there is lack of information on the Windows 7 KB.
    Wrong.

    Groze mentions that the KB "is the same keylogger than the one used in Windows 10", then posting the quote from Windows 10 Privacy Statement as if it were from the terms of this Windows 7 KB. Of course you get juicy and scandalous posts if you take this sentence from that article and that quote from another article and so on, but it's another question if it helps the users in any way.

    In my opinion his words give a quite clear impression of this, leaving nothing to misinterpret, and that's why I asked a clarification:

    groze said:
    Brds7t7 said:
    Another update which looks like garbage:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345

    2 words I don't like "Diagnotics" and "Tracking".

    And at 28mb? No thanks!!
    That the logger (Some call it a key logger) that used on windows 10 preview according to one website.

    Here are some of the terms


    Data We Collect
    When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage. For example, when you:
    - install the Program, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility,
    - use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing,
    - open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes and use it for purposes such as improving performance, or
    - enter text, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving auto complete and spell check features."
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  7. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #316

    @Kari

    Are you saying the Diagnostics Tracking Service in windows 7 is different than the one in windows 10? I was trying to find more information on what Diagnostics Tracking Service is. This website is talking about windows 10 preview so-called key logger. Since the update name is the same as the so called key logger-why wouldn't people assume that?
    Last edited by groze; 06 May 2015 at 09:19. Reason: website edited
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  8. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #317

    :) A site like PC Whisperer was your "reliable" source?

    They do the same, on purpose mix facts from various places and articles. This is from Microsoft's KB article regarding that update:
    This tracking service collects data about functional issues in Windows
    And then from you and PC Whisperer the name of the KB, and a quote from Windows 10 Privacy Statement which is totally misleading and has nothing to do with this KB.

    Sorry, I think I will continue trusting MS in this. If an update wants to collect data functional issues in my Windows, they are welcome to do that.
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  9. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64
       #318

    If you followed any of the MS discussions on the W7 KB you'll find that it is all speculation and MS-speak and no one has provided detail on what is actually occurring in the Tracking Service, Kari included. Until provided with proof, the logical assumption is that the service is collecting like data.

    Text entry collection is "key-logging" no matter how you try to defend it. If I'm interested in todays news and type ISIS, I surely don't want my PC to be linked to some radical group. We become guilty by association.
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  10. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #319

    Personally, I don't care about conspiracy theories or anything like that. But after last month's "Telemetry" update I had, which caused me hard drive thrashing for days (and magically stopped as soon as I removed the update), I refuse to install anything from MS now which has the words "Telemetry", "Diagnostics" or "Tracking" in the description.

    As I've said before, I won't install an update which affects the performance of my pc. It's just another unnecessary data collecting, performance affecting update that I don't want on my pc.

    MS has pushed out 3 or 4 of these in the last couple months. If it's to aid in the update to Windows 10, then I'll install them when I'm ready to install W10, otherwise they're unnecessary to my system. It's been running great since 2009 when W7 was released and Diagnostics and Tracking updates won't make it any better for me.

    So... Another update skipped!
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