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#1 Xirw

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:53 AM

I've read that Windows 10 gathers information & sends your local search results back to Microsoft servers. I just want to know if 7 does the same thing? If it does, is there any way to disable it?



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 06:11 PM

I think it only does if you have that bing for desktop? Not sure



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 07:54 PM

I uninstalled Bing a couple of times because I don't feel like it could be trusted.Maybe because of that issue. I don't know. You better take it out before it could damage your computer.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:23 PM

There are a pile of recent updates for Windows that can violate your privacy...

 

KB3021917
KB3035583
KB2952664
KB3022345
KB3068708

 

Though I have not gone as far as to looking in what they actually do in detail, just blocking them from my network.

 

You may choose to remove these if they are installed, though it may disable your upgrade path to Win 10.



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the info guys. Im guessing that it only does that in win 10 because both offline and online is built into the search bar. But yeah, I never installed that bing thing.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 03:52 PM

Hey thanks Tsvk, a couple of those slipped by me. KB3068708 in particular i have no idea how it got on here, unless I guess it was an older one before I started screening them more carefully after that 305 whatever one that puts the windows 10 icon on the taskbar.

 

So now all the windows 7 people can start experiencing the pain that the XP people had a while back...  I guess their smugness will have evaporated now, and realize how annoying it is when people say "stop living in the past, that OS is x years old, get the newest windows it's great!" :P  Windows 7 is the last windows I will ever use for anything other than toy machines.


Edited by sparklestar, 27 August 2015 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 04:19 PM

Hahah... I understand your sentiment. As a sysadmin though (and only in my 30's) I doubt I'll be able to keep my users on the same OS for the next 30 years until I retire :P

 

I've still got hopes that the Linux community is going to make a big push with their desktop development and come up with a suitable corporate replacement for Windows before 7 goes EOL. Wouldn't that be nice :)

 

Windows 7 loyalists have still got a good long time giggling at the problems early adopters of Win 10... we'll see afterwards who gets the last laugh.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:03 PM

I think Mint is already in pretty good shape, but yeah, I realize there seems to be that last mile that linux hasn't gone yet. The problem is that there's no real incentive for them to do it, because they kind of just make it for themselves. I don't really see corporations wanting a linux replacement, because they are going to just want to ride the cloud wave... frankly (elements of) your job might be in jeopardy eventually as you get replaced by the cloud...






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