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W10 and privacy

HairyMcbiker
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W10 and privacy

Well I have just done my first install of W10. Looks like M$ have heard of privacy but are having none of it.  Angry
DEFAULT install is to phone home with virtually everything you do, browsing history, apps, etc, etc.  Lips_are_sealed
Add to that the other defaults and you are giving M$ a load of your private details/habits.  Crazy
Even after you have turned off all the options what else is it phoning home with? You thought Google was bad, M$ just got worse.  Shocked
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Steve
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Re: W10 and privacy

HB your thread surprised me have you not seen the mammoth 54 page thread on windows 10? it covers this in it. I'm glad I don't game on Windows because its forced me into using Linux full time at home after a lot of reading and even now windows 7 is getting contaminated with Microsoft spy-ware and anti virus isn't blocking it lol.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
HairyMcbiker
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I didn't have the time or inclination to read all 54 pages of that thread. I wouldn't normally be installing ANY M$ product but my mate wanted it. I was horrified by just how much they want you just to "accept" as most people would just click the "normal" install.
I stopped using M$ nearly 10 years ago and only game on W7 since xp "expired".
Steve
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Yeah it's a lot of pages to sift through I got up to page 30 or there about as I like to keep an eye on the goings on with the latest windows but after that thread I don't think I will be using windows in the home again.
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shutter
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Re: W10 and privacy

Yeah... windows always need cleaning....  Roll_eyes
I`ve got shutter`s on my 7 windows......  Cheesy and I`m not getting any new windows....  Cool
HairyMcbiker
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Re: W10 and privacy

So what you going to do when W7 expires? (next year??)
Oldjim
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Re: W10 and privacy

it doesn't
Extended support (security fixes) is until 2020
HPsauce
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Re: W10 and privacy

Even Vista is supported up to April 2017.
chrcoluk
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Re: W10 and privacy

grab shut up 10 app.
Also is ways to block it all in a router.
shutter
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@ HB.....as OJ says.. it is supported until 2020... i could be dead before then... if not... I shall continue to use it... support or not... It`s no problem to me...
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Shutter you need to Embrace the Force  Cool  get win 10
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Oldjim
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Re: W10 and privacy

Why
shutter
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Re: W10 and privacy

Quote from: rongtw
Shutter you need to Embrace the Force  Cool   get win 10

Been there.... load of rubbish ( avoiding the swear filter)... and dumped it.... with all the problems highlighted, in the other thread about windows 10... plus the extra work it would involve me, I`m definitley not going there again...
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Am not a MS fanboy Smiley  , but win7  Cool  win 8 ooops big Boo Boo ,, win8.1 well close , win 10 yes its the new win 7 , eventually you will have to change ,, sooner is better ITS free now
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billnotben
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Re: W10 and privacy

And it's acting like free software with all the info gathering.
The only thing missing is pop up ads.
Maybe the next update..............................