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Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic
To all you guys I was talking to earlier, saying that microsoft is just "moving in a new direction". That may be true, but just look at what's happening to them overall, as a company. They used to be the top dog, no question, everyone else was a distant second. Now they're second, third, and fourth in almost every category. The only thing they really have left where they're the leader, is what they've always had, the desktop OS. If you look at all their other business ventures, (excluding xbox) they've pretty much all been failures. The stuff they buy out or buy into just never takes off. Zune, IE, buying myspace, Microsoft TV, the list just goes on and on. The way I see it, just about everything they try to change, or get into, doesn't work out. So I really wouldn't be surprised at all to find that people really don't like this, and aren't really going to participate in it, in the way that Microsoft wants.
And it all goes back to their whole idea of doing business. "The customer doesn't matter, and we don't care what they want", is their mantra. Always has been. Look at what they tried to pull with the new xbox, but they got shouted down. Their mantra has been much more along the lines of "Try and force or corral them into a position that benefits us". They've proven that over and over and over. And that's just not going to fly anymore. Others are stepping up to the plate who are much more customer friendly, and have a much better attitude towards them in general.
And the tinfoil hat is a bad analogy here, cause everyone is already wearing it. We all already know the spying and monitoring is going on, per Snowden's big reveal. So I'm only talking about what's actually happening, not what some paranoid people think
I'm not even going to guess what sick illegal things you may be doing that are scaring you of being caught, either that or you must be considering terrorist like activities, either way regardless of what you use to do these things, it will always be tracked back to you. So just stahp.
Originally Posted by LostParticle
Hey, I'm back here to post my impressions after using W10 Privacy
for just a couple of hours on Win 10 Pro 10565 TP. Ain't gonna write much, no real interest for such matters, as it seems...
It works. I wouldn't say that it works great but it does work. With this tool I have managed to prevent what I am showing happening on my post #6245
. I could not prevent this when using the HOSTS file quoted in that post - not even the 0.0.0.0 version of it could prevent it. Windows is by-passing the HOSTS file.
What prevented it was setting the Telemetry tab in W10 Privacy like this:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
So, you need to create Firewall rules. They seem to not get by-passed by the OS (yet?).
Regarding these Windows Firewall rules, here's what you will discover after hovering the mouse over any of them:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Personally, I choose to apply all of them. So far, I have not faced any issue with any website.
Then I have applied these settings on my main installation of 10. Afterwards I deleted the W10 Privacy folder - it does not install - and cleaned the Registry with CCleaner Pro.
I've also performed a System Restore on the TP installation. It worked flawlessly, all the changes W10 Privacy applied have been reverted, and the only thing I had to do was to go to the Store and download all the updates for the Apps. Of course, I'll clean install it tomorrow morning, in less than 20 minutes - drivers included, because I want to be absolutely sure I'll receive TH2 carelessly.
Thanks for this <3 I'm going to try it out on my end.
To everyone else,
I've seen a few posts from people having resource issues (CPU/mem) I've noticed this quite a bit in Windows 10, and somewhat in windows 8. However in Windows 7 it runs fine. I have OS installations on separate drives, and have reinstalled 10 a good dozen times, different ISO's, upgrading from 8.1 and eventually had to buy a new copy of 10 since 8.1 expired on me and MS basically told me I was SoL.
Loading up a game + a few apps, especially any of which hook on or scan other applications to give feedback for stats etc, seems to sky rocket my CPU to 50-80% , If I have twitch up while playing a game I have to shut one or the other off, but if I'm on 7 I'm barely using 8-10% CPU. I've noticed the same on my work laptop which has an intel GPU, so I was able to rule out nvidia ( as I read previously)
I'm really hoping its just stability issues as of current and will improve through updates, however when I scan the net for anything like this it always seems unanswered, and MS always responds in each new thread that "its the first they've heard of it", however it dates as far back as Windows 8.x
If anyone has suggestions please let me know, but it makes no sense why simple programs would cause such a spike. Multitasking is really hindered due to this. Whatever 7 was doing, was amazing.