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Windows 7: Any Windows Update patches with privacy or telemetry issues?

10 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Any Windows Update patches with privacy or telemetry issues?

As of December 9, 2016, are there any current Windows Update patches for Windows 7 that perhaps should not be installed due to privacy or telemetry issues?

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17 Dec 2016   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

If you have been installing Quality Monthly Rollup then you will get a new service - Diagnostics Tracking Service

I've checked and the service is not included in my default services backup file so it must be a new service. I set it to disabled although it shouldn't actually do anything if you opted out of CEIP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2016   #3

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Security Only Rollup

If you want the Security-Only Rollups, go to this page:
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