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post #11 of 308
Welp looks like no DX12 for me. Jeez MS you really make it hard. I actually want to try Win10 on my desktop but I am very reluctant after all this nonsense.

Edit* I also have had win7 update completely disabled for a few months, never looked back.
 
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If you don't want a secure and reliable experience keep Windows update set to "never check for updates", as I'm sure you are already, to avoid such spy-ware and the likes. The rest of us, who are already getting critical and reliability updates, nothing changed. They had to adjust the TOS in Win10 to gather new information, no need to panic that they're slipping the same in to older versions. Win7 and Win8 were already collecting telemetry long before there was Win10, and it somehow passed people by smile.gif
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Lol dunno about everyone else but my old Windows 7 setup (changed to 10 yesterday) kept turning WU back on every few weeks since the start of the year anyway, I had it disabled since the launch of 10 rolleyes.gif.
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Hard to believe, but starting in October...

Is it really that hard to believe at this point? Has the writer of the article just come out of cryosleep? Why are tech writers always so oblivious?
post #15 of 308
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Lol dunno about everyone else but my old Windows 7 setup (changed to 10 yesterday) kept turning WU back on every few weeks since the start of the year anyway, I had it disabled since the launch of 10 rolleyes.gif.
Check your installed updates:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1587577/win7-complete-windows-update-list-descriptions-win10-telemetry-preparation

I had a similar problem with the win10 updates popping back even though i always hide them... I removed that lucky one(dont remember which) that slipped in and everything went back to normal, now if i hide an update it stays that way.
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All the more reason to disable updates on a windows 7 machine
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post #17 of 308
gross

they just had to ruin the best OS ever with this garbage
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Originally Posted by jagdtigger View Post

Check your installed updates:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1587577/win7-complete-windows-update-list-descriptions-win10-telemetry-preparation

I had a similar problem with the win10 updates popping back even though i always hide them... I removed that lucky one(dont remember which) that slipped in and everything went back to normal, now if i hide an update it stays that way.

Nah I didn't have any of the Win10 updates (uninstalled and hid them before hand), WU would just turn back on and go to default settings randomly. I've since moved to LTSB Windows 10 because well... games.
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Just one bad patch in the bundle and the user will not know which one is the culprit. Backing out a roll-up is not always a clean process and can lead to BkSODs. Not so good for the home users and businesses alike.

W7/8 systems are very stable right now, so I can not understand why MS would introduce this unwarranted risk.

There could not have been any feedback from the users to do this - I give MS 10 Pinocchio' s for this statement.
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Remember when simply connecting a fresh install of Win98 to the internet got you infected by a virus in under two minutes?

There are a lot worse things out there exploiting Windows security holes than Windows' telemetry. I understand being very angry at MS for locking everything down but forgoing all updates is not a good solution.

Stop using Windows if you do not like it but do not become part of the next big Windows botnet because you have a 6 month old security hole that is easily exploitable by any 14 year old script kiddie.
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