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My Computer Was Stolen... Can Microsoft Find It Via Update?

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#1 Krawlspace


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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:11 PM

Hello, all...
Maybe a dumb question, but desperate times call for... well you know.
My desktop and laptop were stolen this past Sunday.
Is it possible to report them stolen to Microsoft, and see if they can pull an IP from an auto update?
Desktop was XP, laptop was Vista, both set to auto update.
I just want my data back...

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 25 May 2007 - 12:39 AM.

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#2 madman6510


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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:25 PM

Microsoft can't, and doesn't want to, help you with that. Try calling the police, make backups often, and get one of those tracking programs on your computer so you can see where it is.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:33 AM

Microsoft does not collect data from the computer it updates.
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#4 Krawlspace

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:15 PM

Thanks guys....
It's as I suspected.
Time to move out of Detroit...

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:23 PM

I am sorry to hear about the theft of your desktop computer and laptop. :thumbsup:
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