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How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

Question: How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

Windows 10 now comes with the telemetry feature enabled by default which collects all sorts of user activity and sends it to Microsoft. Unfortunately, Microsoft has provided no way to disable it completely using the Settings app for Home and Pro editions of Windows 10. Only Enterprise users can turn it off. Here is a solution for editions other than Enterprise to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10.

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How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

Myself I went back to 8.1 which I only use rarely. My main OS is 7 Ultimate.

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Preferred Solution: How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

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Answer: How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

you cant modify this if you are in the insider program, from what I can see..

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Hi All,
Like Office telemetry, I want to implement Windows Telemetry in my organization where I want to collect all the windows telemetry data into our local database.
Please let us know the steps which need to be performed to implement this.

Many Thanks,
Chandan

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Hi all. Just done a clean install of 1709.

I see there's no HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection directory.

Does this mean they've hidden it away elsewhere and there's something else we need to alter to stop them?

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What's the most through and safest way to disable Windows 10 telemetry?

Answer:Disable Windows 10 Telemetry?

The safest way is to go through your privacy settings and Cortana & Search settings and set them up as you see fit.  I did this upon installing Windows 10 and that's all I did and most of the things people are complaining about, e.g., ads on the start menu, simply do not happen if you've tweaked the appropriate setting or settings (e.g., the "Let apps use my advertising ID" in general privacy settings for the prior example) to your liking.  It's not difficult nor is it particularly time consuming.  One can run through all the Privacy and Cortana settings in less than 15 minutes, tops.
 
I don't encourage anyone to turn off the system health telemetry, period.  All major OS developers have this sort of telemetry, and it's very helpful for catching "bad updates" on those occasions where they occur before they've been rolled out to the entire world and for improving little bits and pieces of the OS.  If you're really desperate to do that Spybot Anti-Beacon is probably your best choice.  Note well that this kind of telemetry is not new, not by a long shot, and has served its legitimate purpose for a long time now.  The telemetry related to building a personal profile on you for use by the Cortana personal digital assistant functionality is entirely new, and can be entirely turned off via a couple of switches.  If you had been using the Cortana PDA functionality and want to purge all "cloud memory" regarding yourself the links to do... Read more

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I have gone through seemingly endless forums and posts about getting Microsoft out of my data and it seems that nothing is a true solution - by the time the computer starts up again, it is back to factory "steal my data" settings.

I consult on a wide range of projects, and as such, I am in charge of a large amount of confidential information. Security settings and crash reports should be at my choice.

Is there any way whatsoever to set my computer from Win7-Win10 to not send any information out to Microsoft.

I understand that there is a "Limited" amount of data being sent when set to "basic" however, the interpretation of the user agreement by various organizations and firms is variable to what that actually means. Due to the vagueness of the agreement the Microsoft group has chosen to put out there, i am not comfortable with what I have and will continue to need to do on my PC with Windows 10 doing what can only be described as nosily tracking me.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Telemetry - Disable

Hi, two free programs have been designed aimed at changing settings to minimise reporting:
O&O shutup
Spybot Anti-beacon

These only change settings you can change manually.

Note one side-effect of changing some of the privacy settings is you may find a red message
'Some settings are managed by your organisation'
which is confusing and some find disconcerting.
(E.g. when in Settings, Privacy, General)

Sometimes this also means you come across a feature or setting that no longer works.

However these programs also have the means to change things back to default, so are relatively safe.

I would suggest
a. Turn system restore on (it's off by default in Win 10)
b. set a restore point before using them (they may prompt for this anyway, I can't recall)
c. don't change all settings at once; change some, check everything's ok for a while, then continue.

Note much has been written about the significance of non-personal reporting to MS, as you will be aware.

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I have gone through seemingly endless forums and posts about getting Microsoft out of my data and it seems that nothing is a true solution - by the time the computer starts up again, it is back to factory "steal my data" settings.

I consult on a wide range of projects, and as such, I am in charge of a large amount of confidential information. Security settings and crash reports should be at my choice.

Is there any way whatsoever to set my computer from Win7-Win10 to not send any information out to Microsoft.

I understand that there is a "Limited" amount of data being sent when set to "basic" however, the interpretation of the user agreement by various organizations and firms is variable to what that actually means. Due to the vagueness of the agreement the Microsoft group has chosen to put out there, i am not comfortable with what I have and will continue to need to do on my PC with Windows 10 doing what can only be described as nosily tracking me.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Telemetry - Disable

Hi, two free programs have been designed aimed at changing settings to minimise reporting:
O&O shutup
Spybot Anti-beacon

These only change settings you can change manually.

Note one side-effect of changing some of the privacy settings is you may find a red message
'Some settings are managed by your organisation'
which is confusing and some find disconcerting.
(E.g. when in Settings, Privacy, General)

Sometimes this also means you come across a feature or setting that no longer works.

However these programs also have the means to change things back to default, so are relatively safe.

I would suggest
a. Turn system restore on (it's off by default in Win 10)
b. set a restore point before using them (they may prompt for this anyway, I can't recall)
c. don't change all settings at once; change some, check everything's ok for a while, then continue.

Note much has been written about the significance of non-personal reporting to MS, as you will be aware.

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how do I disable telemetry in windows 10
 

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I have gone through seemingly endless forums and posts about getting Microsoft out of my data and it seems that nothing is a true solution - by the time the computer starts up again, it is back to factory "steal my data" settings.

I consult on a wide range of projects, and as such, I am in charge of a large amount of confidential information. Security settings and crash reports should be at my choice.

Is there any way whatsoever to set my computer from Win7-Win10 to not send any information out to Microsoft.

I understand that there is a "Limited" amount of data being sent when set to "basic" however, the interpretation of the user agreement by various organizations and firms is variable to what that actually means. Due to the vagueness of the agreement the Microsoft group has chosen to put out there, i am not comfortable with what I have and will continue to need to do on my PC with Windows 10 doing what can only be described as nosily tracking me.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Telemetry - Disable

Hi, two free programs have been designed aimed at changing settings to minimise reporting:
O&O shutup
Spybot Anti-beacon

These only change settings you can change manually.

Note one side-effect of changing some of the privacy settings is you may find a red message
'Some settings are managed by your organisation'
which is confusing and some find disconcerting.
(E.g. when in Settings, Privacy, General)

Sometimes this also means you come across a feature or setting that no longer works.

However these programs also have the means to change things back to default, so are relatively safe.

I would suggest
a. Turn system restore on (it's off by default in Win 10)
b. set a restore point before using them (they may prompt for this anyway, I can't recall)
c. don't change all settings at once; change some, check everything's ok for a while, then continue.

Note much has been written about the significance of non-personal reporting to MS, as you will be aware.

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I have been noticing lately a lot of people keep asking the same question on how to prevent the Windows 10 upgrade so here is a list of updates that need to be hidden in order to prevent the Windows 10 Upgrade or prevent updates that enable Telemetry, some of them are system preparation for the upgrade so you may not find them all in your updates list until a pre-requistie update was installed before.

If doing a clean installation of Windows 7 or 8, you need to scan the list of updates carefully everytime updates appear to ensure none of them re-appears as Micro$h4ft has been showing some of them again even if you hide them.

If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.

These Windows 10 upgrade activation updates are like a virus really, only thing is, it's a legit virus

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First of all, for Windows 7 users, let's install the Disable IE 10 and IE 11 toolkit in order for them to not showup in Windows Updates because if one installs them, he would get KB2670838 installed automatically as they come bundled with them which will break the AERO functionality on many systems and/or display blur... Read more

Answer:Windows7/8 - Updates To Hide To Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

People can simplify it by using he GWX Control Panel
 

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I have been noticing lately a lot of people keep asking the same question on how to prevent the Windows 10 upgrade so here is a list of updates that need to be hidden in order to prevent the Windows 10 Upgrade or prevent updates that enable Telemetry, some of them are system preparation for the upgrade so you may not find them all in your updates list until a pre-requistie update was installed before.

If doing a clean installation of Windows 7 or 8, you need to scan the list of updates carefully everytime updates appear to ensure none of them re-appears as Micro$h4ft has been showing some of them again even if you hide them.
If you have already installed Windows and did a few updates, then head over to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates then go from the top to the bottom through the list to ensure none of them is installed, if you do find one installed, then uninstall it, reboot, then check for updates and once it appears right click on it and hide it.

These Windows 10 upgrade activation updates are like a virus really, only thing is, it's a legit virus

KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install)
KB2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB2976978 ... Read more

Answer:Windows Updates to hide to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

Yes, I've kept a list of those updates for Win 10 and Telemetry and don't have them on my PC because I did hide them all multiple times (Win 10) and yet some came back over and over. Therefore I don't trust Microsoft anymore and don't have the automatic updates set anymore for at least 6 months.

Just checked them again against your list and all is fine here.
 

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So much for Microsoft's "we won't sell your data to third parties".

http://betanews.com/2016/11/24/microsoft-shares-windows-10-telemetry-data-with-third-parties/
 

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As per Gordon Kelly,Microsoft has decided to allow users to completely disable telemetry in a future update (later this year) as I see it,this is pretty big news! will Microsoft stick to their word? time will tell... http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonke.../#16deb9603974

Answer:Microsoft will allow users to disable telemetry

Sounded good until I read this:






Other important takeaways from Microsoft?s telemetry U-turn? While it may change in future, for now full control over telemetry is currently only being brought to Windows 10 Enterprise. This means users of Windows 10 Home and Pro, typically consumers and small businesses respectively, will still need to cede control.

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Is there a registry setting that would disable telemetry to Microsoft - - without creating "Some settings are managed by your organization" problem?

Answer:Registry setting to disable telemetry

It might be easier and safer if you used one of the miriad of programs that are available for free. You could try this one and see what you think.

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As per Gordon Kelly,Microsoft has decided to allow users to completely disable telemetry in a future update (later this year) as I see it,this is pretty big news! will Microsoft stick to their word? time will tell... http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonke.../#16deb9603974

Answer:Microsoft will allow users to disable telemetry

Sounded good until I read this:






Other important takeaways from Microsoft?s telemetry U-turn? While it may change in future, for now full control over telemetry is currently only being brought to Windows 10 Enterprise. This means users of Windows 10 Home and Pro, typically consumers and small businesses respectively, will still need to cede control.

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Is there a registry setting that would disable telemetry to Microsoft - - without creating "Some settings are managed by your organization" problem?

Answer:Registry setting to disable telemetry

It might be easier and safer if you used one of the miriad of programs that are available for free. You could try this one and see what you think.

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I have read that office also does telemetry collection.

This can be seen, for example, here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...ffice.16).aspx

I have tried to search this and find how to completely disable office telemetry without uninstalling it. Unfortunately all I can find is how to prevent telemetry from windows update.

Can someone help-me on this?

Answer:How to disable office 2016 telemetry or how to check it.

A quick search of the linked documents shows the configuration options - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...6%29#configure

In the group policy bit it looks pretty straight forward to turn telemetry collection off.

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Microsoft collects Windows diagnostic data to keep Windows up-to-date, secure, and operating properly. It also helps us improve Windows and, for users who have turned on ?tailored experiences?, can be used to provide relevant tips and recommendations to tailor Microsoft products to the user?s needs. This article describes all types diagnostic data collected by Windows at the Full telemetry level (inclusive of data collected at Basic), with comprehensive examples of data we collect per each type. For additional, detailed technical descriptions of Basic data items, see Windows 10, version 1703 Basic level diagnostic events and fields.

The data covered in this article is grouped into the following categories:

Common Data (diagnostic header information)
Spoiler: Example of Common Data
Common Data Information that is added to most diagnostic events, if relevant and available:

OS name, version, build, and locale
User ID -- a unique identifier associated with the user's Microsoft Account (if one is used) or local account. The user's Microsoft Account identifier is not collected from devices configured to send Basic diagnostic data
Xbox UserID
Environment from which the event was logged -- Application ID of app or component that logged the event, Session GUID. Used to track events over a given period of time such the period an app is running or between boots of the OS.
The diagnostic event name, Event ID, ETW opcode, version, schema signature, keywords, and flags... Read more

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I've searched the Web and seen lots of theories and arguments on what Microsoft collects on its new operating system. I've seen people say statistics, basic data. I've seen people say Cortina's voice commands, Bing searches, even email content. I've heard about a possible keylogger that got "removed" on the final version. I've seen Microsoft disclaimers saying data was needed to improve user's experience. And finally I've seen Microsoft say any info will be delivered to the government if the law required it, the user was under legal sight or to protect consumers.

Now the question I wanna make is: does Microsoft collect information on third party sites/apps, just as Gmail instead of Hotmail/Outlook? And finally does Microsoft access to user's personal files, such as pictures?

I know Microsoft does not care about my private holidays on Guatemala, and this is not a thread to discuss whether they spy or do not spy on us. I just want to know how deep is this issue, just to know what I'm installing.

Anyone's got a clue?

PS: is keylogger really removed?
 

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I have read the notes on how to disable the option of sending telemetry data to MS. Is there however a way for me to access that information? There is a plethora of information gathered as part of this process that would be good for my own analysis. Is this
data available through the ATA interface, an API or direct access to the DB?
Thank you

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Yikes:  so much for all those privacy settings.  Just like Paragraph 2 of the Microsoft Services Agreement reads, you agree that MSFT has a complete free right to Your Content, even as Paragraph 3 there gives it God-like judgment powers over whether you're behaving.  So now more teeth in all that, ouch. 
 
Computerworld article here.

Answer:Windows 10 Makes Diagnostic Data Collection Compulsory

Really MS? This is getting quite ridiculous.   

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https://arstechnica.com/information...metry-tells-us-most-of-what-data-it-collects/

Interesting article. I wonder if its because of all the backlash against Windows 10.
 

Answer:Microsoft being more transparent with telemetry data use.

This won't win over the hardcore Windows 10 haters though (and you know who you are LOL). Those people want every scrap of telemetry data to be revealed. We all know what the chances of that are. Some will see this as a start. Notice I didn't say "good" start.

None of this news bugs me, I'm on Win 10 on all my desktops/laptops.
 

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I just upgraded my Win10 X51 to the new creator version and now Dell Data Vault Data Collection Service has been running at 25+% for several hours.  How do I make this service stop overconsuming processor time?
Thanks.
Alienware X51 R3, Intel® Core™ i7-6700 (8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost Technology) Includes Hyper-Threading.  Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC

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I am trying to capture data for below counters on windows server 2012R2  and i see no counter data getting logged. i can capture memory counters data without any issues.  any suggestions on what i can do


{\PowerShell Workflow(*)\PowerShell Remoting: # of connections closed-reopened, \PowerShell

                     Workflow(*)\PowerShell Remoting: #
of disposed connections, \PowerShell Workflow(*)\PowerShell Remoting: #
                     of created connections, \PowerShell
Workflow(*)\PowerShell Remoting: # of forced to wait requests in
                     queue...}
 

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Hi guys,

I usually run Trend Micro but decided to watch back end traffic coming from the core system files of Trend Micro. I found Trend Micro is sending constant telemetry to marketing and/or datamining firms.

Examining the data it appears they send system activity and websites visited to a couple different firms including Scorecardresearch. If I block these domains/IP addresses Trend Micro functions normally with no apparent issues. However they seem to change up where the data is sent on an irregular basis.

This is quite alarming to me, and I am thinking of uninstalling it. Thoughts?
 

Answer:Why does Trend Micro send telemetry to data mining firms?

there are some possibilities like it can be a link that one of your services is trying to access and trend is scanning it.
 

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Microsoft is under fire again for the tracking services that it bundled into Windows 10, with some privacy watchdogs claiming that the new operating system can become some sort of modern Big Brother for the Redmond-based technology giant, but the company says that it collects absolutely no data without users? consent.

So basically, yes, some data is indeed collected from your computer, but you need to give your approval before anything happens.

By default, some tracking services are turned on, which means that this tracking takes place once you install the operating system, so a number of third-party apps that reached the web recently comes to address this problem by disabling not only the features that you can see and control and which collect your data, but also hidden services bundled with the same purpose.

But there?s one big question: should we turn to such apps to enhance our privacy when using Windows 10?

To get the best answer, we?ve reached out to Microsoft, asking whether such apps should be used by Windows 10 adopters and if there?s indeed a problem of privacy in Windows 10.

Stay away from these apps
The company only answered the first matter and said the following:

?We strongly suggest customers do not install applications of this nature. These types of third-party apps can alter the way the system operates, creating future problems and changing important settings and features,? a company spokesperson explained.
Read more: http://news.softpedia... Read more

Answer:Microsoft: Users Shouldn’t Install Apps Disabling Windows 10’s Data Collection Features

I fully agree. If you want to tweak your system, do it yourself and not resort to such apps. 99% of the time, users of such apps do not know what has been done to their PCs. When things start breaking, they would be totally clueless. It is better to research and turn off the settings yourself, at least that way you have a higher chance of knowing what has been changed.
 

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I just disabled the service "Connected user experiences and telemetry" to restrict the data fed back to Microsoft. Has anyone noticed any problems in disabling this service?

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If you have an issue with how much data Microsoft collects on Windows 10, MS has been sneaking the same types of data collection on 7/8.x for many months as "Important Updates" with no mention on the update information page about what each really does.

For an eye opener, open up task scheduler and see how many different data collection dumps MS has scheduled. Note that it does these even if you had previously opted out of customer experience or other data collection.

If you want to remove all that data collection crap, see this post on which KBs to remove, scheduled tasks to delete and other minor clean up:
https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/3g7hr0/removing_telemetry_from_windows_7_and_8x/

I've been keeping up with investigating the deceiving updates for a while, but if you haven't you can clean it all up if you wish. I happened to stumble upon that post on another board and figured some here might find it useful.
 

Answer:PSA: MS has been installing the same type of data collection on 7/8.x as 10 has

why hasn't someone made a powershell script to nuke all this shit from orbit?
 

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Hi everyone,

I am trying to put together a prototype for demonstrating the Access 2010 data collection feature integrated with Outlook. So I created a simple table with an email address field in it, then used the "Create Email" feature under data collection in Access, went through the wizard and all works fine, I get the email with the data entry form, I do a reply and the data in Access get updated just fine. Now to the part that is now working, I have an data macro "On Update" which is simple and will send back a conformation email, when I fire this macro by updating the table data (row) manually the macro works and sends the email, but when the data gets updated from the reply email explained above the macro does nor work, I checked the log file and found an error "The 'SendEmail' action failed because the current database is not trusted.". I Googled this error and followed the suggested solution by creating a folder, add it to trusted locations, move my DB to that folder, I still get the same error.

Please help

Thanks
 

Answer:Access 2010 data collection feature

You might try making sure the trusted location allows network trusted and allows subfolders trusted, hopefully that will solve your problem.
 

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On the Field Chooser, under the "Global Properties" I right-click "UsbDevicePortPath" and select "Add As Grouping". Predictably, this groups my messages so that the Analysis Grid shows
entries like:
|>UsbDevicePortPath(299): 2
|>UsbDevicePortPath(44): 7
etc. (|> represents expanding glyph on the left)
Yet when I add this as a filter: "*UsbDevicePortPath==2" the Analysis Grid shows 0 entries. Why is this happening? What am I doing wrong?

Thank you,

Eugene

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If a firewall is blocking the connection of a malware, the malware may still collect information and send them to the hacker?

-Sorry for grammatical mistakes I'm not Native English speakers
 

Answer:Can a firewall blocks the collection of data from a malware?

Herofday said:





If a firewall is blocking the connection of a malware, the malware may still collect information and send them to the hacker?

-Sorry for grammatical mistakes I'm not Native English speakersClick to expand...

In short, it really depends on the situation (how the firewall component was engineered and how good the malware is about security software awareness and the techniques it uses).

If you have a firewall component activated in a security product on your system, then it will be monitoring the traffic (usually both in-bound and out-bound (firewalls which monitor both in and out bound are also referred to as "two way firewalls")). This means that when a program either attempts to obtain information from the internet (connect to a host and retrieve information) or send information (connect and then attempt to send back) the firewall would be monitoring this activity. If a malware sample is attempting to make a connection which the firewall either automatically or due to the configuration decides to block, then this malicious process will become a failure at either obtaining or sending information.

However, in some cases it may be potentially possible for the malware sample to successfully obtain and send information, regardless of the original process being blocked. I wouldn't worry about something like this happening because most firewall components (from well-established vendors) these days are tested thor... Read more

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Which applicatio or website can i use to collect data online through questioneers because google docs has a problem because after i create a form and people respond .. the spreadsheet questions are not arranged inorder plus some show they are blank though filled

Answer:Google Docs/online data collection

There is no application or website you can use. You will have to create your own since you will need a database in order to store the results.

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Hello guys, I want to collect data on people for my references and info.What I am looking for to do; is creating a batch and also bash file that will give me a list of queries that I can fill out. it needs to be complicated with loops and redirectories. When done filling out the queries, it out puts them all correctly formatted in the batch file for me / anyone to review the entries (While its busy saving the info in the back).Its not to jst output to a text file. I want it more detailed then that.C:\docs\(Gender)\# (# = first letter of last name)\(LAST NAME, FIRST, MIDDLE)Example Queries: NAME:First:Middle:Last:Date Of BirthMonth:Date:Year:------- And so on, entries can be added later. Thanks guys ;)

Answer:batch and bash data collection, administrative scripts

I would imagine, that it might be difficult to script something like this without an example of an input file. However, why in the description do you ensure that it would be complicated? It seems like the point of a batch script would be to simplify.Here is what I would recommend, post a sample of at least one full record. In this case it would be more important to be specific in what data is needed, and what all you want in the end format.(and the output in batch/cmd would be to a .txt or a basic format.)I would think based on your query that you at least have a start of what you need, unless of course its a homework question. If that is the case, post the way you were thinking about writing it, and what data format it is being pulled from.Also if it is not homework, have you considered instead using a database structure that already is able to do queries?:: mike

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This is a direct follow on from the previous "renumber Excel worksheets" question.I have (say)450 worksheets that are questionnaires of identical layout but with varying answers to 13 questions.I need to summarise these 450 sheets onto one sheet to show only the score for each question on each sheet.The data to be summarised from the 450 sheets(same cells on each sheet)are as follows:-Question 1 = Cell M4Q2=M8, Q3=M11, Q4=M14, Q5=M17, Q6=M21, Q7=M25, Q8=M28, Q9=M31, Q10=M34, Q11=M37, Q12=M44, Q13=M44The Summary sheet would be as follows:-Cells B2 to B14 would be numbered headings 1 to 13 (the questions on the sheets).Cells A4 to A453 would be numbered 1 to 450 (the sheet numbers).I now need to link each cell on the grid to the relevant cell on the relevant sheet. So for Sheet1, Question1 the summary sheet Cell B4 would be linked to Sheet1 Cell M4 and so on for all 13 questions on all 450 sheets.I know I can manually link the cells using "=" and clicking in the relevant cells but this will take weeks and eventually I will need to do this for a total of over 5000 questionnaires in 8 different workbooks. I don't mean to sound lazy but I really don't fancy that task manually.

Answer:Excel Collection sheet for data on multiple sheets

I assume that you mean that C4 would be linked to Sheet 1 M4, and that you have renamed the sheets to 1, 2, 3 etc which will match the numbers entered in A4:A453.In C4 enter the formula:=INDIRECT("'"&A4&"'!M4")then copy the formula down to C453.You can use similar formulas for the other 12 questions.

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Hi everyone,

I am really curious how to disable Windows logging. I was reading something on Wikipedia about privacy and security; and came across something interesting that I cannot find much about on Google. It stated that "many programs and operating systems are set up to perform data logging of usage". For example, this might be recording the times when the computer was in use, or some applications we use on Windows. Whoever wrote the article stated that its possible to disable Windows logging - but my question is - is it? And how can this be achieved?

Answer:Disable Windows 7 Data Logging

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TD7BA


Hi everyone,

I am really curious how to disable Windows logging. I was reading something on Wikipedia about privacy and security; and came across something interesting that I cannot find much about on Google. It stated that "many programs and operating systems are set up to perform data logging of usage". For example, this might be recording the times when the computer was in use, or some applications we use on Windows. Whoever wrote the article stated that its possible to disable Windows logging - but my question is - is it? And how can this be achieved?



Enable or Disable Logging (IIS 7)

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I cant disable celullar data on windows 10
lumia 625

Answer:How to disable cellular data on Windows 10?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I cant disable celullar data on windows 10
lumia 625 its a known bug with wp10 TP. so give a hard reset or roll back to 8.1 or wait for next build ;) goodday

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There's been a lot of commotion over W10's privacy terms. I'm sure these methods can change/improve at any time, but here's a guide which should hopefully give you a relatively more private, safe experience, however at the risk of not being able to enjoy some of W10's features.

Source:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3f38ed/guide_how_to_disable_data_logging_in_w10/
 

Answer:[GUIDE] How to disable data logging in Windows 10

Thanks for posting this, @Klipsh.

I'm going to attempt to disable everything that I possibly can, but Microsoft might try to sneak it back onto the system with some outrageous update.

Privacy is the price you pay if you get something like this for free.
 

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I don't want Windows 10 back up my old Windows before installing new update to save my time because I don't have any important data.

Answer:How do I disable Windows 10 back up my data when installing update?

Hello Nam,

You will be able to delete the Windows.old folder right afterwards if you like.

Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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tried to disable "D" hard disk via registry: this did not work

Answer:disable Windows 7 D disk low data space warn

You could do that with Disk management, but you would loose access to the drive. You don't have to use it, you designate where things go. Since I know nothing about your D drive, it's hard to say what the problem is. Is it a partition or a separate drive ?

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I've seen Cliff's posting in Windows 8 forum, about how to avoid telemetry in Windows. After checking my Windows 8.1, there were three of the patches for telemetry/upgrade preparation installed from the list. A quick check on Windows 7 showed six of the patches installed, all marked as "important".

My guess is that Windows 8.1 has some of the telemetry already incorporated in the OS, that would explain why there are "only" three of the telemetry patches.

Some people, including myself, using the telemetry "feature" among other things in Windows 10 for not updating their previous Windows versions. Little did we know that Microsoft had retrofitted Windows 7, and 8.x with the telemetry "feature". That's just awesome... Not!!!

Answer:Telemetry for Windows 7...

Well know for some time
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

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Hi,
 
I was reading a security article on the Emsisoft web site, and in one of the comments at the end of the article, a person made a statement about Windows 10-type telemetry (i.e., Microsoft "spyware") being incorporated in updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Is there any truth to this or is it just a conspiracy theory? If it is true, is there a way to disable it?
 
Thanx.

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Hello, I have a question about Windows Updates and Telemetry.

Really, I have a question about the trustworthiness of this website: http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-on-windows-7-and-8/

I have followed the tips there for disabling telemetry and CEIP in Windows 7, except I did not edit my Registry.

My question is, should I trust the list of Windows Updates to uninstall/not install? Some of them, I have seen red-flagged on another website, which people here told me was a reliable website. Other updates, that I don't recall seeing flagged before, are:

KB2976978
KB3044374
KB3050267
KB3058168
KB3064683
KB3065988
KB3072318
KB3083711
KB3083325
KB3112343
 

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I've read that various updates to Windows 7 enable telemetry. I'd like to know what level of telemetry this is. According to this Microsoft page, there are 3 options for telemetry in Windows 10: Basic, Enhanced, and Full.

Does anyone know what level of telemetry is enabled in Windows 7 - is it Basic, Enhanced, or Full? If it's Basic, then maybe I can live with that, and not bother trying to uninstall a bunch of updates.

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This topic it may have been discussed somewhere in tenforums, if so please redirect me.

I decided to use Windows Defender (WD) and SmartScreen (SS) as AV. I would like to tweak its settings to avoid telemetry as far as it does not reduce the effectiveness of its protections.
Do I need to send cloud telemetry?
I understand that Disabling SS will lower the protection but I read that SS send a lot of things and it is of a privacy concern for many.
Does SS have access to the browsing history and surfing habit of the user? Does it send details of apps, files, TV series and the like the user watch or download?
With the upcoming W10 fall upgrade WD will be greatly enhanced with a number of new features. I suspect more telemetry too.

I'll much appreciate any thought, suggestion and insight how to find a balance between security and privacy.

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Windows Telemetry Center is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Telemetry Center and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Windows Telemetry Center has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows Telemetry Center is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows Telemetry Center virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer re... Read more

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In my windows 8.1 laptop I find the following folder
C:\Windows\AppCompat\Appraiser\Telemetry
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*I am concerned about this 'telemetry'. What is this about?

I work entirely on the desktop and don't use the metro app side. Do I need this?

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I did a search of my hard-drive today looking for files which had been modified today (by searching for datemodified:today), I do this sometimes, anyway, one of the things which came up was a file called Microsoft-Windows-Application-Experience%4Program-Telemetry.evtx . I wondered what this was so took a look at it, it opens a thing in event viewer which then shows within it a list of "information" events (that is events classed as "information" rather than "error"s or "critical" bugs). The "source" for ALL these events is "Application-Experience", their dates and times go right back to when the computer was new. They all have "general" descriptions reading :"Compatibility fix applied to C:\[path of an exe file]Fix information:[program name], {[code of numbers and letters with some dashes separating them]}, 0X{some other number]"The "details" "xml view" then shows some more information including precise times, "event IDs", "threadIDs", the "name" of my computer, a "channel", a "security userID", a "processID", a "fixID", a start time, "flags", the file's path and two microsoft URLs.It doesn't do this for every program but there are a lot for ms office programs, a lot for 7z and there seems to be one for every time I run vlc media player akong with a few relating to avast antivirus. What is this log about, is this just data being collected or is it being sent to microsoft? I am pretty sure that the customer experience improvement program is disabled on this machine, so is this... Read more

Answer:How much telemetry is collected by windows 8.1? something odd I noticed

CEIP has been around for years and only collects data about Microsoft products and some third party apps that connect with Microsoft products.  It has no user identifiable information in it.  You can opt out though it appears the data is still collected just in case you ever opt in.  Since June it seems like several of the updates have enabled privacy settings that were initially not allowed by the user so you need to check any settings you set limiting what Microsoft has access to.
 
It is interesting to note that Microsoft in update KB3080149 included the statement "Reduces the network connections on a Windows system that doesn’t participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)."
So by not participating you are being 'punished'.
 
There are other updates that add telelmetry to consent.exe and also add additional diagnostic and telemetry data collection.  They say they are just collecting metadata, which is the same data the NSA claims to be collecting.  The question is does using the same term mean the same thing.  Privacy in Windows today is questionable.

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Hi, I have a question about the telemetry (spying and personal data theft) Windows updates. I have read that Microsoft created a bunch of these and want to uninstall them.

I found 3 websites that list a bunch of updates. I know how to uninstall using command prompt and "wusa", and don't plan to use any third-party batch scripts, I will do it all manually.

My question is whether these 3 sources are reliable/safe sources of lists of which updates to uninstall, or of there's some update they list that I really should not remove (because it's necessary for security or fixing a bug, or not actually telemetry/spyware nor altering the computer to prepare it to "upgrade" to Windows 10). These are the 3 sources I am asking about:

https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9
https://www.hackread.com/microsoft-updates-spy-on-windows7-8-users/
https://freedomhacker.net/latest-windows-7-8-81-update-spy-windows-10-4568/
 

Answer:How to Uninstall Telemetry/Spyware Windows Updates?

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I read about this tip to remove one kind of telemetry from Windows 7. It's from AskVG.com:






Quote:
Our reader "Xircal" shared some useful information with us. Even if the user opts out of the CEIP program, another task called "Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" continues to relay data to Microsoft via a log file called "AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl" present in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\" folder.

You can disable this Compatibility Appraiser task using following steps:

1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box, type regedit in RUN and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener

In right-side pane, change the value of Start DWORD to 0 to turn off the auto logger program.

3. Again go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\Autologger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener\{DD17FA14-CDA6-7191-9B61-37A28F7A10DA}

In right-side pane, look for the DWORD Enabled. Its value would be set to 1 by default. Double-click on the DWORD and change its value from a 1 to 0 to disable the task.

Restart your computer to take effect.


Besides not contributing to Microsoft's massive volume of collected data, are there any downsides to following this tip? Does it break anything (except sending telemetry data to Microsoft)?

Answer:Is this a good tip to remove one kind of telemetry from Windows 7?

See related post: Updates without rollups

Doesn't break anything for me.

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I've posted this question on Reddit and wasn't able to get a definitive answer.
Anyway, I've read in a few places that Telemetry can be completely disabled on Windows 10 Education. I am able to set it to 0 via gpedit but I'm not sure if it's disabled completely or not.
The gpedit entry does state the following: "Setting a value of 0 is applicable to enterprise and server devices only. Setting a value of 0 for other devices is equivalent to choosing a value of 1."
When I've read about the differences between 10 Enterprise and 10 Education, I've never seen anything about Telemetry mentioned. The only differences I can find are the watermark on the desktop and Education not being able to use LTSB.
How can I tell if 10 Education behaves like 10 Enterprise in regards to setting Telemetry to 0 (disables it completely) or like 10 Pro (sends basic info regardless of setting it to 0)?

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Windows 10 brought us Cortana. Edge. A brand new Start Menu. Oh, and a host of new and extended ways for Microsoft to capture data on your activities.

Fortunately 2015 has also seen the growth of a whole new market for programs to turn these technologies off again, and Win10 Spy Disabler is the latest example.
The program is a sub-2MB download which unzips 32 and 64-bit executables. Just double-click the appropriate version for you, or run the 32-bit if you?re unsure.

Launch the program and it displays a list of 20+ "privacy tweaks" you can apply. Some are clearly Windows 10-specific ("Always Send DoNotTrack on IE/ Edge", "Prevent Wifi Sense from connecting to open hotspots"), others are a little more ambiguous ("Disable Telemetry & Data Collection"), and a few are standard privacy tweaks for any recent Windows version ("Disable Recent Files, Folders, Docs, Progs").

If you?re looking for fine control then this probably isn?t the program for you. "Disable Cortana, WebSearch, BingSearch" is a single option, for instance: if you only want to disable one of those, you?re out of luck.

Still, Win10 Spy Disabler does a good job of keeping you safe, by offering to create a system restore point before applying any tweaks.

There?s also a bonus "System Tweaks" tab which gives easy access to more general Windows settings: "Show Hidden and System Files", "Disable Windows Remote Assist... Read more

Answer:Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Win10 Spy Disabler

There are so many tools available to stop Win 10 spying,it would be cool if a list is posted under one thread(and possibly reviews also).
 

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O&O ShutUp10 Receives New Features to Block Windows 10 Data Collection
​O&O ShutUp10, an application that can disable all data collection processes in Windows 10 and turn off a little more than the options you see in the Settings screen of the operating system.

And thanks to an update released today, the program is even more effective, as it fixes a number of bugs but also introduces some new options.

New options:
O&O ShutUp10 1.3.1355 now comes with an option to disable the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) and the Wi-Fi sense for all or just the currently logged-in user. Wi-Fi Sense is a Windows 10 feature that allows your device to automatically connect to wireless networks that have previously been used by your friends on Facebook, Outlook.com, or Skype.
Passwords for these networks are securely transmitted between contacts on Windows 10, so this way, you can remain connected all the time when known networks are discovered.
The same version of the app also comes with improvements to the SmartScreen filter, but also several other bug fixes, so in case you?ve experienced issues with a previous release, this is the right moment to update.
Remember that Microsoft does not recommend anyone to turn to such apps because they could affect the performance and reliability of the operating system. Some features might be disabled, including Windows Update, which is a critical service to make sure that your computer is fully protected against th... Read more

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...lemetry-update-for-windows-7-pcs-508991.shtml

Believe it or not, one of the updates that made it possible for Microsoft to bring the Get Windows 10 nagware app on so many Windows 7 computers is back, this time without a clear reason.

KB2952664 landed on Windows 7 PCs on October 4, and Microsoft hasn?t yet provided us with information on why exactly it re-released this patch given the fact that it doesn?t seem to bring any notable changes.

According to the official KB page, this update is only supposed to improve the upgrade experience to Windows 10, but given the fact that free upgrades are no longer available, it?s hard to believe that this makes sense for anyone.



Telemetry update
On the other hand, it?s important to note that this is a telemetry update, so it helps Microsoft collect information on compatibility issues that might be experienced during the upgrade to Windows 10.

?This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. These diagnostics help determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system,? the official KB page reads.

And, of course, users have already started asking questions about this new update, with some believing th... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Re-Releases KB2952664 Telemetry Update for Windows 7 PCs

Probably intentional to get more users to upgrade to Windows 10.
 

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As of December 9, 2016, are there any current Windows Update patches for Windows 7 that perhaps should not be installed due to privacy or telemetry issues?

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Windows KB2952664 and KB2976978 telemetry updates re-released (again)

Microsoft re-released the Windows 7 telemetry update KB2952664 and the Windows 8.1 telemetry update KB2976978 yesterday... these updates as they were the prerequisites for Microsoft's infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) campaign that haunted users who did not want to upgrade to Windows 10 for almost a year.
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http://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/10/kb2652664-and-kb2976978-telemetry-updates-re-released-again/
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http://www.infoworld.com/article/3168397/microsoft-windows/microsoft-re-releases-snooping-patches-kb-2952664-kb-2976978.html

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Microsoft Re-Releases KB2652664, KB2976978 Telemetry Updates for Windows 7/8.1

Microsoft has silently re-released two Windows telemetry updates that were linked to the infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) app that the company pushed to Windows 7 and 8.1 users in mid-2015 to prepare the migration to Windows 10.

The company, however, does not disclose what exactly is new in KB2952664 for Windows 7 and KB 2976978 for Windows 8.1, providing just a generic description that doesn?t say much about their purpose.

?This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. The diagnostics evaluate the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem, and help Microsoft to ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. There is no GWX or upgrade functionality contained in this update,? the company says on the KB page.
The two updates are currently listed as optional and it?s not known if the company wants to promote them to the important branch next week when it releases this month?s Patch Tuesday updates.

Telemetry updates
What?s also important to know is that these updates are supposed to be shipped to users in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program and are listed as compatibility updates for keeping Windows up-to-date.

In the past, the two updates were linked with telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and they launched a Windows task identified as Do... Read more

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Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Even though this month?s Patch Tuesday was delayed, Microsoft rolled out non-security Office updates this week, targeting both Office 2013 and Office 2016 with a total of 17 patches.

But what?s more interesting is that this week, the company also re-released two patches there were previously linked to telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

First and foremost, the Office patches. Microsoft shipped 5 different updates for Office 2013, with dedicated patches for OneDrive, Project, and Visio. Then, there?s Office 2016, which is getting not only general patches, but also updates that are specifically aimed at Access, OneDrive for Business, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, and Visio, bringing the total count to 12 updates.

Telemetry patches
In addition to these Office updates, Microsoft is also re-releasing KB2952664 and KB2976978 for Windows 7 and 8.1, respectively for a reason that?s not yet known.

As Woody Leonhard of InfoWorld notes, these updates first showed up at a time when everyone was struggling to deal with the infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, though Microsoft specifically mentions that they are not related to this application in any way.

Their official KB pages indeed indicate that both updates were re-released on March 7, while their descriptions point out that only users who are part of the Windows Consumer Experience Improvement Program should get them.

?This u... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Exterminator said:


But what?s more interesting is that this week, the company also re-released two patches there were previously linked to telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1Click to expand...

no big deal now , the CIA will own you (eventually)
 

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I want to make this part of my unattended install:
https://gist.github.com/matthewjberg...a34e597f457b7f

I am following a guide on how to customise windows 10. I have at least my storage drivers since they are compatible between windows 7 & 10. I have a copy of windows 10 pro and an activation code. I'm using NTlite to customise the .wim files. However the guy who wrote the guide said my question on how to use this script in my install was better asked elsewhere.


FYI this is the guide I speak of:
https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Gui...Win-image.html

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I wrote a quick batch script to disable some of the Windows 10 telemetry.

It's interactive, safe*, and easy to use.


Download Link: Script


I'm working on a more comprehensive application to control the telemetry in windows 10. A true C++ application, but there's a lot more testing to be done before I can share that.



* Safe, but some options are permanent.

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We knew this already, but a nice read nevertheless!!

Like many of you, I am concerned about the telemetry, spying and other surveillance features, known or unknown, of Windows 10. It has concerned me enough to push me to Linux Mint as my main operating system. Even so, I wanted to better understand Windows 10, but internet search results for a decent windows 10 traffic analysis leave a lot to be desired. As such, I decided to do my own investigating on what, exactly, Windows 10 is doing traffic-wise, and post the results. For this analysis, I wanted to simply analyse the network traffic of Windows 10 on a clean install, and just let it sit and run without using it.

What I have done for this analysis:
I have installed DD-WRT on a router connected to the internet and configured remote logging to the Linux Mint laptop in #2.
I have installed Linux Mint on a laptop, and setup rsyslog to accept remote logging from the DD-WRT router.
I have installed Virtualbox on the Linux Mint laptop, and installed Windows 10 EnterprisePNG on Virtualbox. I have chosen the customized installation option where I disabled three pages of tracking options.
I have configured the DD-WRT router to drop and log all connection attempts via iptables through the DD-WRT router by Windows 10 Enterprise.
Aside from installing Windows 10 Enterprise, and verifying the internet connection through ipconfig and ping yahoo.com, I have not used the Windows 10 installation at all (the basis for the first part of th... Read more

Answer:Even With Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks To Dozens of Microsoft Servers

Of course it does,following their new motto "Microsoft as a service"
 

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I want to make this part of my unattended install:
https://gist.github.com/matthewjberg...a34e597f457b7f

I am following a guide on how to customise windows 10. I have at least my storage drivers since they are compatible between windows 7 & 10. I have a copy of windows 10 pro and an activation code. I'm using NTlite to customise the .wim files. However the guy who wrote the guide said my question on how to use this script in my install was better asked elsewhere.


FYI this is the guide I speak of:
https://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Gui...Win-image.html

Answer:Integrate popular windows telemetry disabler into win10 install ISO?

@Kari may be able to recommend an approach. He knows more about dropping interesting third-party stuff into image customization and Sysprep than anybody else I know. Maybe he'll chime in, once he gets his misbehaving laptop running again...?
--Ed--

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Windows 10 brought us Cortana. Edge. A brand new Start Menu. Oh, and a host of new and extended ways for Microsoft to capture data on your activities.

Fortunately 2015 has also seen the growth of a whole new market for programs to turn these technologies off again, and Windows 10 Spy Disabler is the latest example.
The program is a sub-2MB download which unzips 32 and 64-bit executables. Just double-click the appropriate version for you, or run the 32-bit if you?re unsure.

Launch the program and it displays a list of 20+ "privacy tweaks" you can apply. Some are clearly Windows 10-specific ("Always Send DoNotTrack on IE/ Edge", "Prevent Wifi Sense from connecting to open hotspots"), others are a little more ambiguous ("Disable Telemetry & Data Collection"), and a few are standard privacy tweaks for any recent Windows version ("Disable Recent Files, Folders, Docs, Progs").

If you?re looking for fine control then this probably isn?t the program for you. "Disable Cortana, WebSearch, BingSearch" is a single option, for instance: if you only want to disable one of those, you?re out of luck.

Still, Windows 10 Spy Disabler does a good job of keeping you safe, by offering to create a system restore point before applying any tweaks.

There?s also a bonus "System Tweaks" tab which gives easy access to more general Windows settings: "Show Hidden and System Files", "Disable Windows Rem... Read more

Answer:Shut down Windows 10 telemetry with Windows 10 Spy Disabler

There are so many tools available to stop Windows 10 spying,it would be cool if a list is posted under one thread(and possibly reviews also).
 

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Help...

Automatic Data Collection and Dashboard /Date Inputs are automatic. Metrics are predicated on the percent complete per month..

It is hard to explain, but the data accumulates hourly, daily, weekly, monthly quarterly, Simi annually and annually.

Some areas do not meet the % required for the month others do the dashboard should show that.

The dashboard should show each month the % complete and if it is on target.

Please see spreadsheet example, I can manage the most conditional formatting; I just need help to automate the process.
Thanks,
mrsmithexcels

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I have tried a few different windows images, windows troubleshooting feature, and the latest versions of the drivers.
I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, disabling and re-enabling, re-imaging, updating windows. None have had the effect of actually making it work. I'm running win 10.0.10240, on dell latitude 5285 and 5289. This is affecting the entire Intel Integrated Sensor Solution Driver and all the included sensors, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope GPS and ambient light.

hardware id: HID\Vid_8087&Pid_0AC2
I would like to resolve this so that we can order tablets and have them work right in our org.

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Is there a 100% way to do this yet? I see like 10 guides online. Which one is the right one or does the job fully?

Answer:Disable Data Logging

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/c...er_windows_10/
This shows how to delete 2 services.

If you prefer to just disable them, go to services.msc and look for Diagnostics Tracking Service and dmwappushsvc and disable them.

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Hi,

I wanted to disable USB connectors soldered on the mother board, basically I wanted to protect my data from unauthorized access by connecting USB drive;

For this I already remove floppy drive from system, Now a days USB drive available quite easy and any one can take our important data from our systems.

OS is win2k and win xp,

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:USB disable to protect Data

Shut it off in the bios and password protect your bios but do not lose the password.
 

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Hello! I've turned off data connection and set don't use cellular data for limited Wi-Fi connectivity in cellular+SIM, but even then my phone is using mobile data and this has cost me a lot of money. Am I missing something or my system is just broken?

Answer:How to disable data on Lumia 930?

Interesting. Turning off data under cellular+settings has always worked for me. Is there a way to validate that mobile data is still being used?

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tried loading using the all apps icon, then tried tried signing in to Microsoft xbox and accessing solitaire via that games menu. both methods result in the page saying that the game is loading,but after 10 minutes, still no game has appeared.

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As the topic says, I can't disable DEP for explorer. I went to my computer, properties, advanced, performance advanced, DEP. I disabled it for explorer and it tells me I may need to restart my computer. It still runs it, so I figure I need to restart. I do and it closes again. I go to the DEP and see that it was re-enabled. Is this a known issue? If so, can someone help me with it? If not, can someone still help me with it?

Answer:Can't Disable Data Execution Prevention

I found this info while trying to understand your problem. there is a lot of info in these links. I'm stiil reading it,but figure as you are their you may be able to find what you need. Some one more knowledgeable on this may still come along. Just figured it would help to have some info..http://mcpmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=1286http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...ct=windowsxpsp2

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DEP is wreaking havoc. Anyone know how to disable, remove or just plain dump it?

Answer:Disable Data Execution Prevention or DEP?

Hi welcome,
please take a look here Disabling Data Execution Prevention (DEP)-Vista

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How to disable data logging in W10 (Guide)






There's been a lot of commotion over W10's privacy terms. I'm sure these methods can change/improve at any time, but here's a guide which should hopefully give you a relatively more private, safe experience, however at the risk of not being able to enjoy some of W10's features.



Link to the full article: https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/c...ogging_in_w10/

As with any guides like this, you do this at your own risk -- especially if you're an Insider.

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I have Lumia 830 with Lumia Denim update.
Recently I started using MSN Health and Fitness app to monitor my daily steps. Before Motion Data was updated from Version 1.0 to 2.0, there was option to stop/disable Motion Data. I found out that while I was riding in bus, Step Counter in MSN H&F app was increasing, so I use to disable Motion data while in vehicle. But now after Motion Data is upgraded, there is no option to disable it. So when I reach office I find that I have walked nearly 4000~5000 steps! So this incorrect data is completely messing up my health tracking activity.
This is not happening only with MSN H&F app, but Runtastic Me app also displays same Steps count data. So I guess its the issue with SensorCore which keeps on detecting steps incorrectly.
So I wanted to know is it possible to disable or stop SensorCore for sometime.

Answer:SensoreCore Motion Data Disable option?

Originally Posted by svknet I have Lumia 830 with Lumia Denim update.
Recently I started using MSN Health and Fitness app to monitor my daily steps. Before Motion Data was updated from Version 1.0 to 2.0, there was option to stop/disable Motion Data. I found out that while I was riding in bus, Step Counter in MSN H&F app was increasing, so I use to disable Motion data while in vehicle. But now after Motion Data is upgraded, there is no option to disable it. So when I reach office I find that I have walked nearly 4000~5000 steps! So this incorrect data is completely messing up my health tracking activity.
This is not happening only with MSN H&F app, but Runtastic Me app also displays same Steps count data. So I guess its the issue with SensorCore which keeps on detecting steps incorrectly.
So I wanted to know is it possible to disable or stop SensorCore for sometime. At this moment it is not maybe in a update in the future this will be corrected in apps or in Motion Data.

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The Data Execution Prevention program is a real annoyance. Is there anyway to disable it?

Thanks,

xico
 

Answer:Solved: How do I disable the Data Execution Prevention

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Hi, new to the forum. The above is a real pain in the a**, any ideas?

Answer:How to disable Data Execution Prevention in Vista?

Welcome
Its simple, but its protection, that you will disable
DEP - Enable or Disable

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Hello,

I have this task of hiding certain information from my message "outlook form" that should ONLY appear on a specific day. The form is sent out daily but I want certain info to be displayed on wednesday and hidden the rest of the week. Is there a VBA code that I could use?

description-
frame & (on issues ) check box below.

example: ONLY APPEAR ON one day a week.



--------- health check--------------
| |
| no issues | | |
| |
| |
--------------------------------------------

Let me know if you need more clarification .
 

Answer:Enable/Disable Outlook form data on a given day

12mcken,

Can you please describe the nature of your email, if it is static from week to week, or if you have data that is the source of the message?

Outlook forms by nature are static, the content is dynamic.

Stoneboysteve
 

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Does anyone have a Adobe CS3 Master Collection working on Windows 7 Ultimate. It installs alright but when i try to activate it wont work and the 30 day trial version says theres an error.

Answer:Windows 7 and CS3 master collection

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cybor


Does anyone have a Adobe CS3 Master Collection working on Windows 7 Ultimate. It installs alright but when i try to activate it wont work and the 30 day trial version says theres an error.



Cybor Im assuming 32bit, right?

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Windows App Studio Collection ready to download and install from the Store
For anyone who is interested

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Hello.
Can I download all hotfixes as a collection?

Thank you.

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So, this is my first post.

I've finished loading Win 8 to my wife's laptop and I'm not too happy with it thus far!

My wife really likes the old solitaire programs from previous MS Win versions. Alas, they are not available with Win 8!

So, I successfully installed Win 8 Solitaire Collection, on her newly upgraded laptop, using my account. When she logs on to her account, the Launch tile for Win 8 Solitaire Collection is nowhere to be found. How do I get it to be available under her account?

Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 8 Solitaire Collection

Try this on for size?
How to use Microsoft Games from Windows 7 in Windows 8
How to

1. Please use x86 games for Windows 8 x86 & x64 games for Windows 8 x64. Otherwise the patch will not work.
2. Copy 'Program Files\Microsoft Games' folder from the x86/x64 install.wim or a working x86/x64 installation.
3. Paste it in 'Program Files'.
4. Copy 'cardgames.dll' from system32 of a x86/x64 install.wim or a working x86/x64 installation.
5. Paste it in 'FreeCell', 'Hearts', 'Solitaire' & 'SpiderSolitaire' folder.
6. Apply the patch.
7. Done.
**For multiplayer games (Backgammon, Checkers & Spades)**
1. Copy cmncliM.dll & zgmprxy.dll from system32 & paste them in system32 of 8.
2. Copy cmncliM.dll.mui from system32\xx-xx & paste it in system32\xx-xx of 8. (xx-xx represents your os language; for me its en-us)

It was weird, but the ONLY place I was able to find cmncliM.dll.mui was in the WinSXS Folder.
But I got those Folders and Files transferred and the Windows 7 games are now working on Windows 8.
SOLITARE:

1: a single gem (as a diamond) set alone
2: any of various card games that can be played by one person

Why MS would insist that you log in with over a million other people to play SOLITARE
gets me to scratching my head in wonder.....sheeesh!

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Windows App Studio Collection ready to download and install from the Store
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Guys, I just erceived a new z240 workstation and cannot find where to disable DEP in the BIOS.  we have 3 z230's and I found it in that bios.  Can anyone help.  Have legacy software that will not install correctly with DEP enabled. Thanks

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I have monthly excel refreshable reports that I save at the end of the month to keep for review. When I save the copy of these reports I want block anyone from refreshing them ever again. I don't want protect the workbooks or do a copy and paste special to new workbook with formats and values only. How do I block/disable Data Refresh. Please help

Answer:Disable / Block Refresh Data in Excel 2003

Can you copy and paste values into the same workbook so that the formulas no longer pull the external data? Otherwise every time the document is open excel is going to pull data from external sources unless A)you paste the values so that the formulas no longer exist B)put the document in a location so that the formulas can't access the external data.

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I have seen many persons post about how they play these games and then they stop working which is also my issue.  I DID download it.  I HAVE played it now it just goes to a blue screen with the title.  What now?

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Hello guys,
I just want to share some wallpapers for windows 10 made by me
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for flat/minimalist windows 10 wallpapers collection visit the album here = http<space>://gg.gg/FlatW10
visit other wallpaper too = http<space>://gg.gg/w10wan
*don't forget to remove the <space>

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I've downloaded windows 10 few months before.
Yesterday, it has began suddenly a problem with solitaire collection,
I couldn't and can't open it! Otherwise it has worked very well .

Answer:About solitaire collection in Windows 10, why can't I open it?

Just uninstall it, then try reinstalling from the store. Your stats are stored in the cloud, so, you don't lose anything.

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Download here: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=folder%2cjpg
Every lock screen image has a phone variant. Sort images by name to see the images that belong together next to each other. Enjoy. I'll update when new ones pop up.
I began too late collecting them. If someone can help me dig up the old hidden backgrounds from previous builds I will add them to this collection. One background I particularly liked was the one with the city shot from above with all the lights and blurry stuff between the buildings. Does anyone have it?

Answer:Windows 10 Spotlight lockscreen collection

Originally Posted by crise https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=folder%2cjpg
enjoy. ill update when more new ones pop up. they seem to change all the time. These are great, thank you. :)
You don't happen to have the default wallpaper available to share? It didn't come with any Windows 10 TP build for me. :/ The one I'm referring to is seen on Paul Thurott's website: https://www.thurrott.com/wp-content/...tart-menu1.jpg
I can't find it anywhere. :/​ ​​

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I downloaded windows 10 which comes with Microsoft solitaire collection. When I click on it, it says "Loading" but nothing ever happens. I have let it sit and run for an hour and nothing ever happens. I am not real computer literate, so keep any answers specific or step by step instructions. Thanks!

Answer:Why can't I get the Windows 10 solitaire collection to open?

Yeah, it seems to be very buggy. Sometimes it work and sometimes it doesn't. Hopefully Microsoft will get around to fixing it eventually.

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Solitaire collection on my pc is shown as playing and there is an icon in the tray but when i click on it nothing happens. It is working fine on my laptop. How can i fix this?

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Keyboard shortcuts are always central to any Windows power user and it?s incredible how much more productive and efficient you can become once you?ve got a good handle on them. After using keyboard shortcuts for a while they become second nature to you and you?ll find yourself using them without realizing it.

With Windows 8, I think that keyboard shortcuts have become more important than ever because of the new Metro UI. The Metro UI as most of you should know by now is based primarily around touch. And while Microsoft have worked hard to make it friendly for users without desktops, there?s still a bit of a learning curve with it. Microsoft have added plenty of new keyboard shortcuts to Windows 8 to try and make it easier to navigate around the Metro UI.



A Collection Of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Answer:A Collection Of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts


Hotkeys unchanged from Windows 7

Key combination Windows 7 functionality

Windows Display or hide the Start menu.
Windows-Left Arrow Dock the active window to the left half of the screen (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Right Arrow Dock the active window to the right half of screen (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Up Arrow Maximize the active window (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Down Arrow Restore/minimize the active window (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Shift-Up Arrow Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining width (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Shift-Down Arrow Restore/minimize the active window vertically, maintaining width (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Shift-Left Arrow Move the active window to the monitor on the left (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-Shift-Right Arrow Move the active window to the monitor on the right (does nothing to Metro-style applications).
Windows-P Display projection options.
Windows-Home Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on the second keystroke (does not restore Metro-style applications).
Windows-number Launch or switch to the program located at the given position on the taskbar.... Read more

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Hi,
I'm having a problem running The Sims Complete Collection on my Windows 7 OS on my laptop. I'm able to download the game successfully, but when I run it my screen turns black and crashes to the desktop after a few seconds. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the game and running it as administrator, and also running it under compatibility mode for Windows XP and 95.

The strange thing to me is that my computer will run 'The Sims Creator' that came with my game, but not the main game itself. Is there anything else I can try or do to get this to work on my Windows 7 OS?

Below are my computer specs.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460453 MB, Free - 401196 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5733Z, V1.02, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:The Sims Complete Collection on Windows 7

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