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Can Telemetry be Disabled Completely on Windows 10 Education?

Question: Can Telemetry be Disabled Completely on Windows 10 Education?

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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Preferred Solution: Can Telemetry be Disabled Completely on Windows 10 Education?

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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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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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With the Windows Anniversary update next week and the forcing of Cortana and unwanted adware, I have disabled Windows update and will keep it off until Microsoft removes Cortana and the unwanted adware.

Thank you.

Answer:I have completely disabled Windows Update

jown7676 said:

With the Windows Anniversary update next week and the forcing of Cortana and unwanted adware, I have disabled Windows update and will keep it off until Microsoft removes Cortana and the unwanted adware.

Thank you.



Don't hold your breath.

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With the Windows Anniversary update next week and the forcing of Cortana and unwanted adware, I have disabled Windows update and will keep it off until Microsoft removes Cortana and the unwanted adware.

Thank you.

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Title.

In 1607 and earlier, it was possible to shut it off. You could just turn each feature off from the Settings app, then use group policy settings to prevent it from turning itself back on (I used WinAeroTweaker to do this in one click)

While I can still disable it using WinAeroTweaker, the "Windows Defender Security Center" is still there, and just shows a few things in red, but otherwise seems like it's still turned on and doing its thing in the background.

Having that + a real antivirus at the same time puts tremendous load on the hard drive (especially in VMs!) so I really would like to shut it off entirely.

Answer:Can Windows Defender be completely disabled in CU?

It is unfortunate, MS should have separated Health Center and WD, not mix it together.

Download DisableWD.bat and run it as admin, then restart, run it again and restart.

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- I have seen infected pcs before but this one is very unique. You turn it on, all you see is the windows background. you can't do squat with it...Safe mode...did let me in...but there were like 2 admin accts..one owner and a guest...I didn't know which admin is which..I logged in with the defult one...couldn't access even msconfig...CRT L D...doesn't function...start run...Dos window pops up but it is just blank......finally I manged with the owner acct to actually see some things...all the services are stopped..right click won't work...enable all is grayed out...tried to disable all...and re-enable...restart..that didn't do the job...I know I have to re-install the op...but what they **** caused this to happen...if you say it is a virus how could I find out...?...It seems to me that the system is hijacked...it was also a part of small LAN...there are two system that have exactly the same problem....what is happening here..?...Keep in mind, I am offline, even if I am still connected...I can't download and run anythn...the Virus scan on that system is disabled also...I can't enable it...?...I know you have somethn to say...let me hear ya...

Answer:System is completely disabled

post a hijackthis log.

Download is located in my signature.

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Hey guys i have a dell Inspiron E1505. I left my laptop for a few minutes and when i came back my wireless light was off and i got a message saying that "No supported wireless adapters available in the system." WTF is it talking about??? about 5 minutes ago there was a "supported wireless adapter"!!

I tried manually activating the wifi (pressing the Fn key and the wireless key (F2)) but got nothing.

How does something like this just happen, and how do i fix it?? I kinda need my wireless.
 

Answer:My wireless has completely disabled itself...

May be this can Help, http://www.ezlan.net/wireless.html

.
 

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Hi all,

Got a really nasty virus that has done a serious number on my pc.

It started 2 days ago and I assume it came in through a malicious website that got it past my Spyware & anti-virus programs. I got a message from Zonealarm asking for internet acces for "svchost.exe". I wasn't paying attention closely, so I allowed it.

After that, I knew something was wrong. It hijacked my browser, and all my google search results would re-direct somewhere else. It blocked access to all known anti-virus/spyware sites & scans(including MajorGeeks) and shut down my e-mail through Outlook Express. It also blocked auto updates for AVG, Spybot and Adaware. Lastly, it completely disabled System Restore. Whenever I would try and access it in my System menu, I'd get error messages.

I tried Safe mode, but everything was the same. I ran Spybot and AVG in safe mode, and they came up with nothing. I could run HJT, and did so and got a log. Before I could post it here from another computer, things got worse.

My pc began to get unstable, and I was rebooting a lot. I noticed that an "iexplore.exe" was showing up in Task Manager under "SYSTEM" and using a lot of resources and I knew that wasn't right. I began trying to shut that down, but it kept coming back. Lastly, I got an error message that something had been improperly shut down, and that my machine was going to re-start.

Since then, I can no longer load Windows. It will star... Read more

Answer:Virus has completely disabled my machine

You will need to get the exact same copy of XP as you are currently running (home, pro, etc) and then follow the instructions Recover from a Corrupt Registry
 

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I'm not sure what happened, but my Desktop appears completely disabled.

There are no icons and right-click doesn't respond. So no, I can't just right click and select "Show Desktop Icons".

Tried:
Launching explorer.exe, but no change occurred.
Booted into Safe Mode, same behavior.
Changing Themes, no change (except theme changes)

Icons / Files are present on the Desktop folder. If I navigate to it through Explorer, I see all the content I expect to be there.

Any ideas what might have caused the Desktop to be disabled?

Thanks in Advance.

Answer:Desktop is completely disabled (or not running?)

Have you contacted your IT Department with this problem?
Where did you get your copy of Enterprise?

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Ok, I think I've got a virus on my computer. It has completely disabled audio on everything, even when the computer is offline. I checked the computer settings and in sounds and devices, the audio is faded and I can't access it. Last night the 'windows alert' virus appeared in my toolbar so I completely freaked out and thought it was that attacking my computer. I went on this site accidentally and found someone who had problems with the windows virus so I downloaded the malwarebytes anti-malware protection to try and get rid of the problem. It did not fix it. Also when I'm on the internet the browsers close and try to recover the page but it adds on to the title at the beginning and then has to close. Please can someone help?

Answer:Virus disabled sound completely?

"Last night the 'windows alert' virus appeared in my toolbar"What kind of alert was it? Was it from YOUR anti-virus or a different one?What anti-virus are you using?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I've had a lot of trouble trying to fix my 3 year old PC. I recently set it up to my parents TV so they can watch DVD's and browse the internet. I wanted to disable the need for a password to log in and found a method of skipping the log in screen. Inside user accounts I un-ticked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". (start, "netplwiz" to access).

Unfortunately after a restart, the account that had been set up as an administrator had been converted to a guest account (No idea why this would happen?!). The hidden admin account in windows 7 is also disabled and can not be accessed (in safe mode or command prompt) at all to re-enable the other user's admin status. I can not start anything in elevated status or install any new applications at all as there are no admins! Trying to activate the admin account in command prompt comes up with:

"System Error 5 has occurred, Access is denied"

The system is running on windows 7 home premium 32bit. UAC was turned down to the lowest setting in the interface, but I can not access the setting at all now! I was just about to set up a system recovery as the pc was setup exactly as I wanted it, so there's no way to do a system restore either! I've exhausted all the possible solutions I could find, which just keeps leading to more problems which ends up in an infinite loop which is unfixable!

Oh, I was also using logmein at the time to do remote desktop in case my parents need any he... Read more

Answer:Admin account disabled completely.

Welcome to Seven Forums Amoo. If no one has a specific fix for your problem, before reinstalling windows, try the Repair Install:

Repair Install

A Guy

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I have a Trojan (or 2) that has crippled my computer. In fact, internet access has been disabled (no icons and no help menus or wizards are allowed to start) I scanned it in safe mode with MalwareBytes Anti Malware and it found 52 trojan infections but after removing them, the problem is still there. No internet connections or icons and I am not able to continue with cleaning it because of this. I posted a combofix log (in the wrong forum apparently) in here and was told to post it somewhere else, but now I cant due to my handicap on that PC. I would like to clean this computer and protect it once and for all. What next??? ThANKS in advance! Oh, I know some of this came from a program called AntivirusXP.exe and I also have a zip folder on the desktop called "catchme" if that is relevant.

John

Answer:Trojan has disabled computer completely

Hello and welcome. iam moving this to the Am I Infected forum from XP,since you are..Please post the MBAM log..Next run ATF and SAS:From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the pr... Read more

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Story time:
I downloaded a movie but instead of a movie I got a sac full of viruses. At first there were popups on the computer not on the internet (they were on my desktop) for an adware program. No I did not click on any of the ads. I managed to get rid of them but my computer was still glitching. I soon realized that i had a new problem; when i would go to a website online i wpuld get popups once again for a different adware. These popups hindered me from accessing seeing the website and could only be exited out of by shutting down the internet browser completely. I used spyhunter software to scan my computer and it found a little over 100 threats, it found two from searching.com and i told it to remove them but i havent seen anything more on them. Now, my computer will not shut off, i cannot access any files, it seems as thoigh my mouse is not working because whatever i click on it does not open. The only thing that opens is windows explorer but i cannot open any files in it. Someone please help me i am getting increasingly frustrated with this its been two days and I am unable to do anything for my classes because of it. Thank you
 

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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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Please help! My server provider suggested that I run combofix after getting a virus that allowed my FTP server to be hacked.

After I ran ComboFix, all my programs now receive an error message: Illegal opeertaion attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion.

It doesn't matter what program I try to execute, I receive the same error message. I am also unable to start internet explorer on that computer.

Is there some way to restore my computer to where it was before I ran combofix?

I also can't get do a DOS prompt.

I am running windows 7 64-bit.

Answer:computer completely disabled after running combofix

Please follow the instructions in ==>Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.Most importantly please be patient till you get a reply to your topic.

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So my next door neighbor is gone for the week and he let me use his internet. And when i looked on the ip settings "by searching them up on google and logging in" i found that there were 23 devices connected to it! We live in a trailer park so this was understandable. But i wanted to get it off so i went and clicked on the wifi and clicked disable. So now im stuck with no wifi with nothing to do and no way to get it back on. Can anyone please give me a tip of getting it back on??
 

Answer:I accidentally completely disabled my friends wifi

If you're talking about disabling the wifi from the routers configuration panel, then you should be able to simply turn it back on again, like a light switch.

If not, try power cycling the router first, then logging back in and trying to turn the WiFi back on again.
 

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Hello all,Am new to the forum. I have been infected by a crazy virus that has rendered my PC running Win XP i normal mode and safe mode. Have been reading around quite a bit and tried to follow the preparation steps to get a DDS / hjt logs. But my system is really messed and i have got stuck at steps 5 and 6. I cannot enable the firewall nor does the computer let me run DDS even.Right now I am getting a million windows running "Xplorer.exe" that seem to open once every second.ITS Killing meAm desparate as the PC runs my main accounting server and als served as a repository for a lot of data related to my work.I did succeed in backing up all my data on a network share on a clean computer. Luckilly the computer i saved the data on did detect using E-Set Khatra.exe, autorun.inf and a whole bunch of exe files in the same names as folders in the drive. The files were all deleted. Have backed all the data up on DVD's for future use.I am not eager to format reinstall the O/S on the system system from scratch as my accounting software is a pain to restore again.History:1) The system was infected with reader_s.exe (win32/Virut). E-Set got disabled along with windows firewall. 2) I found on the internet that I should use a combination of SuperAntispyware / Malwarebytes / Combofix. This resolved the problem and everything seemed fine.3) A week later i started observing C:\windows\Xplorer.exe, Khatra.exe in task manager and random instances of ghost.exe.Also noti... Read more

Answer:Win XP completely disabled by Khatra.exe, Xplorer.exe, ghost.exe

Ok "a million" windowas was overstating it but they just do not stop opening. I am locked out of my registry and RRT and unhook.inf tool that someone had recommended did not work.

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Hi,
 
I'm a new user and I am currently experiencing a problem that started just a few days ago where the svchost.exe process keeps taking up memory on my computer even when there isn't anything active and continues to grow to taking up 87% or more of memory before it crashes/freezes the computer and it has to be restarted then several times a day to clear the memory back down but within a few hours or sometimes less the memory will get exhausted.  I wanted to make are help report and was following the tutorial. 
 
I was able to download the dds tool to my desktop without any trouble.  I disabled AVG Internet Security Antivirus and firewall, closed the internet windows, and ran the dds tool.  The dds tool never completes no matter how much time that I let it run.  When I try to stop it using the Task Manager, the task manager says that the dds tool is not responding and I have to close it.  I have Windows 7.  I've also checked my cookie controls per another article on this forum so that I have the following and still I'm unable to get the dds too to complete. 
 
Cookie controls in the privacy tab are set as follows:
 
Checked override automatic cookie handling
Checked allow first party cookies
Checked block third party cookies
 
Cookie controls in the security tab are set as follows:
 
In the custom level in the scripting section the following 2 are enabled:
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- scripting for java a... Read more

Answer:Unable to run dds tool with AVG 2012 Completely Disabled

I forgot to add that I have a 64bit computer.  Thanks

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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'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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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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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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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 am on a new consulting gig and working on an ancient web app which has javascript all over the place, using several different libraries, and frames out the wazoo. I desperately need to view the (generated) source of a "pop up" created by window.showModalDialog (I can't find the exact call which makes it because it is buried somewhere in the "framework"). All of the browser features are disabled in this "pop-up", menus etc (so I can't run the IE debug utility), including the right-click context menu. Is there any way I can either

1. get around this with a set of hotkeys (not documented on the MS web site http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../quickref.mspx)
2. find the generated HTML somewhere in temporary internet files
3. search on some string that is being sent via JavaScript to the browser that disables the browser features? (not sure what I would search on)

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Alexx

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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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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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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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Ok I am in a real pickle, and I hope an expert will be able to help. I say expert since I am an intermediate user, but fairly switched on when it comes to removing gremlins and nasties from my machine, which I use for working with embedded systems. I have never had to post for help in the last 10 years of PC use, having always remedied myself after seeking solutions on tech forums, but this one has me beat black and blue.

I have windows XP service pack 3 with all updates except those in the last month (recent lack of net connection) although now have net connection. Pentium 4 with 2GB of RAM, ATI Graphics. 200+Gb hard drives.

The problem started when I noticed the machine had been running a little slow (which i put down to usual clogging up of the machine and needing a general clean) but then unusual things were happening the last couple of days with some code I was writing that was inconsistently corrupting memory initialization on an embedded hardware target I was working on, ie using the same unchanged code, when connecting to the embedded hardware target I was working with, the memory initialization was inconsistent. Checking the relevant code thoroughly, drew me to the conclusion there may be a bug on my machine, since testing the same code on another machine and laptop, it would work fine on the target system with expected initialization.

In thinking it would be a good idea to adopt a specific cleaning policy for my machines I followed instructions on the MajorGeeks ... Read more

Answer:Completely Disabled Machine - Permissions Related (after major clean)

In trying to help any would be helpers by giving as much info as possible i have just discovered a further clue to the problem, and note it below.

As mentioned i cant run a single program (no permissions error message), however i had downloaded MGtools and this was on the C drive. I double clicked this just now, and it offered to run the program, of course i cancelled as i am not sure what the underlying problem is, but in some of the research i mention aboe into my problem there was talk of right clicking a file and hitting the "Unblock" button.

I looked at the properties of MGTools and there was an Unblock button. The only file i have seen on my machine with this. The property tab also said it was blocked because it came from another machine and may be harmful.

oddly the program ran, but the unblock option was there, so i clicked unblock, and now this executable gives me the same error as all other programs now. ie No permissions to run the file. Arrrrggghhh||//__

I hope this helps!!
 

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Hello.

Last week, my computer was attacked relentlessly, and something got through. I tried to run MalwareBytes, which immediately shut down and would not scan; I tried to reinstall the software and run it again, but to no avail. In the meantime, ESET will no longer update. I posted this problem to a different forum on BC, and acting on the suggestion of one of the group moderators, Garmanma, I was able to run Win32Kdiag to obtain the following report (see below). This was all I was able to run. Any help you can provide to rid my computer of this virus would be MUCH appreciated.

Here is the report:
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\M & J\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exe

Log file at : C:\Documents and Settings\M & J\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txt

WARNING: Could not get backup privileges!

Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\addins\addins

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP11EC.tmp\ZAP11EC.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP12D4.tmp\ZAP12D4.tmp

Mount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^

Found mount point : C:\WINDOWS\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP12F1.tmp... Read more

Answer:ESET Smart Security and MalwareBytes completely disabled by virus

Hi, CzarKib Welcome.Please follow these steps:Step 1Make sure the Win32kDiag.exe in on the desktop, the click on Start->Run, copy and paste the following command into the "Run" box (including the quotation marks), and click OK. When it's finished, there will be a log called Win32kDiag.txt on your desktop. Please open it with notepad and post the contents here in your next reply."%userprofile%\desktop\win32kdiag.exe" -f -rStep 2Please download ComboFix from Here or Here to your Desktop.**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tabSet to "Always ask me where to Save the files".During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:

It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.Close any open browsers.Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
-----------------------------------------------------------Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".Click on t... Read more

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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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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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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.

Read the full story at Winaero
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.

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






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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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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 have an OEM license Windows 7 Home Premium and I upgraded to Windows 10 Home during initial period of Windows 10 free upgrade.
My questions are:
(1) Can I upgrade again to Windows 10 education edition providing by my university volume licensing? It is free upgrade and permanent license even after I graduate.

(2) When I successfully upgrade to Windows 10 education from Windows 10 Home. The activation states that it is suceesfully activated. I immediately do a clean installation from my USB flash drive Windows media creation tools.
Is it correct?

Thank you

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Hi sorry if this is the wrong forum, I read an article that states windows 10 pro users in education can upgrade to win10 pro education - Great I thought I registered on the business store applied for the free upgrade - the instructions for the upgrade would require me to reset 22 machines and then during the setup select the school owns them - if I had not spent the previous week running a new image out I would have spent the time to get the update then do a sysprep image with all the software I need installed.

On another forum I got an official link for the education pro and installed it on a virtual box it looks exactly the same as WIn10 Pro it has the Store app, other bloatware, Xbox etc so I contacted support to see if there was anyway of running the update without going to each machine - No it has to be each machine

I then asked if all the distracting apps were removed No they are still there so what would the point of upgrading to the education version - if all the crap that distracts students are still available?

Does anyone on this forum use the Education version?

Are there any benefits to me wasting another week resetting all the computers and then running a new sysprep image?

Or should I just stick with Win10 Pro which I removed all the apps from the Wim prior to install

thanks
a fustigated IT teacher

Answer:Windows 10 Education Pro

I've not had an opportunity to test Pro Education edition yet but I am running normal Education on a Hyper-V virtual machine and on dual boot with Pro on a laptop. Basically Education is exactly as Enterprise, meant for domain or Azure AD use. Main differences when compared to Pro are missing Cortana and no possibility to use Microsoft account as initial user account when setting up Windows, although when selecting initial user as local domain user a normal local account will be created which can then be switched to a Microsoft account instead of joining a domain.

Native Windows apps in Windows 10 Education edition are the same than in Pro edition, Cortana being the only exception.

If you already have setup Windows 10 Pro on your machines with a customised image I can see no benefits in doing the job again deploying an almost similar OS. This is of course only my personal subjective opinion based on what I know at the moment; I have no knowledge or insight about what additional features (see highlighted part in quote below) Pro Education might be and if they would be reason enough to upgrade to Pro Education.

Quote from https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...tion-customers:






Windows 10 Pro Education

Windows 10 Pro Education builds on the commercial version of Windows 10 Pro and provides important management controls needed in schools. Windows 10 Pro Education is effectively a variant of Windows 10 Pro that provides education-specific defa... Read more

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I work two I.T. jobs. One of them is in a college I.T. department. So, naturally, when I heard about Windows 10 Education, I wanted to find out more. Mainly, the question that popped into my mind was, "Could this be a good system to upgrade to from 7 for a large deployment setting?" Obviously, Windows 10 is so new that it's going to be difficult to know in advance how it'll play in that kind of setting. But I (well, my boss wants to know) if it's a wise decision to start upgrading our devices. Since the semester doesn't start for 3 weeks, this could give us time to a) get everything upgraded, and b) work out the kinks to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Thoughts?

Answer:Windows 10 Education

Off the top of my head:

You have to weigh the advantages of having the 3 weeks free time now against the likelihood that if you waited until say Sept or Oct or next year that the process would be smoother and with fewer headaches.

I'd think that decision would contain a lot of speculation.

Nor do I know how big of an advantage the 3 weeks available now is or how little time you might have in September or later.

There is supposed to be a "Service Release 1" in August and a "Service Release 2" in October--if you want to believe everything you read on the net and who doesn't. Who knows if they will significantly improve anything.

Can you do a pilot program on a few machines now and see what catches fire?

Are your existing licenses subject to the expiration of the "free upgrade" next July?

How confident are you that you could roll back to Win 7 on all machines if you decide the upgrade was a bad move and how easily/quickly/painlessly could that be done?

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So I recently discovered that I can get a copy of Windows 10 Education from my school for free, and I was wondering if that would be a good upgrade. I'm currently running Windows 10 Pro, but based on the few comparison tables I could find Education seems to be on par with Enterprise. I mainly just don't want to be locked into anything with my school that might give them access, I just want the feature upgrade (like Windows To Go and Hyper-V). Anyone have useful information regarding what "Education" actually is?

Answer:Windows 10 Pro vs Education

Install it on another drive, does it have it`s own activation key.

Leave your Pro install alone.

Windows

Windows 10 Education builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools ? staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing, and there will be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

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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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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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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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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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Hi, I am building a custom PC and I want to install Windows 10 Pro on it. Currently I am running Windows10 Pro on my laptop and want to use it on my desktop. I have the Windows 10 Educational Key, but the Windows 10 Pro key is from the Windows 7 free update.

So basically, I want to change my Windows version from Pro to Educational for my laptop. I have downloaded the ISO from Microsoft's website.

I don't mind formatting my laptop as there is nothing on it.

EDIT: I will install Windows 10 Edu on my laptop and then Install Windows 10 Pro on my desktop

Answer:How Change Windows 10 Pro To Education?

The 10 Pro (free upgrade) is not transferable. Not easily anyway. The key you get is a generic key and will only activate if that PC already has a Digital License on the activation server. Your new desktop PC won't, so it will fail activation if you install with that generic key. JFYI post. You can upgrade from Pro to Education with a simple "change product key". No need to reinstall Windows. I've done it. No install media needed. The Education features are unlocked/installed, it reboots and then activates with the key you entered.

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Hi, I am building a custom PC and I want to install Windows 10 Pro on it. Currently I am running Windows10 Pro on my laptop and want to use it on my desktop. I have the Windows 10 Educational Key, but the Windows 10 Pro key is from the Windows 7 free update.

So basically, I want to change my Windows version from Pro to Educational for my laptop. I have downloaded the ISO from Microsoft's website.

I don't mind formatting my laptop as there is nothing on it.

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I am currently on Windows Education 10240. When I check for updates I get nothing. Haven't there been releases since? Not sure how to upgrade or if I need to but I need an ISO that matches my build to try and fix sfc scannow errors

Answer:Windows 10 Education Build / ISO

jmsnyc said:

I am currently on Windows Education 10240. When I check for updates I get nothing. Haven't there been releases since? Not sure how to upgrade or if I need to but I need an ISO that matches my build to try and fix sfc scannow errors



That was the first public release back in July '15. There was a later release in November '15 called Version 1511 OS Build 10586.0 which is now up to 10586.318. Have you tried Start, Settings, Update and Security to make it check for newer updates?

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So I just installed Windows 10 Education, it's up to date and activated, but I have a watermark next to clock, will it be there forever?

Answer:Windows 10 Education watermark

Unfortunately I can't help you, but I'd just like to say that you're not the only one experiencing this issue. I have a watermark which displays "Windows 10 Education" in the bottom right corner of my desktop. My Windows is activated and up to date. I purchased this version today using dreamspark premium and performed a clean installation with USB device.

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I am currently on Windows Education 10240. When I check for updates I get nothing. Haven't there been releases since? Not sure how to upgrade or if I need to but I need an ISO that matches my build to try and fix sfc scannow errors

Answer:Windows 10 Education Build / ISO

Originally Posted by jmsnyc


I am currently on Windows Education 10240. When I check for updates I get nothing. Haven't there been releases since? Not sure how to upgrade or if I need to but I need an ISO that matches my build to try and fix sfc scannow errors



That was the first public release back in July '15. There was a later release in November '15 called Version 1511 OS Build 10586.0 which is now up to 10586.318. Have you tried Start, Settings, Update and Security to make it check for newer updates?

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So I just installed Windows 10 Education, it's up to date and activated, but I have a watermark next to clock, will it be there forever?

Answer:Windows 10 Education watermark

Unfortunately I can't help you, but I'd just like to say that you're not the only one experiencing this issue. I have a watermark which displays "Windows 10 Education" in the bottom right corner of my desktop. My Windows is activated and up to date. I purchased this version today using dreamspark premium and performed a clean installation with USB device.

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I am trying to create a bootable usb for windows 10 education. I already have the iso downloaded. I have tried the windows media creation tool only to find it has options for windows 10 home, pro, and N versions, and tries to download a new copy of windows, but no education.
 

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 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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i have a education software. but i m unable to run it in windows7. but when i check it in other computer which has windows xp it works. i have intel i3 processor. can anybody help me by which in can run my software in windows7 plz

Answer:unable to run education program in windows 7

What is the trouble you face? Are you running under Win 7 64 bit or 32 bit?Is your software a legacy DOS application?

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The main point I want to know is Windows 10 Education version whose advantages comparing to Windows 10 Home and Pro?

Many thanks.

Answer:May I know the differences between Windows 10 Pro, Home, and education

Differences between Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education Editions
Posted on Tuesday July 28th, 2015 by scttage

http://scottge.net/2015/07/28/differ...tion-editions/

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I have a few versions of Windows 10 on different devices, but on my main PC, I have Windows 10 education installed which was free through school (build 10240). It has not yet updated to any of the newer builds. I have opted into the fast ring insider builds in update settings but still no updates are available. Is this a limitation to the Education version? If so, I can only guess that 10240 is the current slow ring version and I would have to wait for another slow ring version to be released.
Posted via the Windows Central App for Android because I am unfortunately with Sprint

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The main point I want to know is Windows 10 Education version whose advantages comparing to Windows 10 Home and Pro?

Many thanks.

Answer:May I know the differences between Windows 10 Pro, Home, and education

Differences between Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education Editions
Compare Windows 10 Editions

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So I recently made a clean install from my legitimate copy of windows 8.1 Pro to windows 10 Pro, everything went good and the product was activated as the Pro version, but then one friend came to me with a windows 10 Education key and convinced me to try it, without question I entered the key(stupid I know). The system accepted the key and started the upgrade, after restarting my computer I opened the system settings and noticed that my windows wasn't activated. It turns out that the key that gave me my friend was already used by him and now I have a deactivated version of windows 10. So my question is if I can go back to the previous version of windows 10 Pro I already had, or do I need to do a clean install of windows 10?

Answer:Windows 10 education downgrade to Windows10 Pro

From an elevated command prompt ("run as administrator" command prompt) type slmgr /upk

Then type slmgr /ato

hopefully that works. UPK uninstalls the current product key. ATO tries online activation.

If you do have to install Windows 10 Pro again, install it like an upgrade over the top of what you have and it will hopefully keep all your data and programs. Do NOT enter any product keys when asked! Just skip those steps.

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I used KMS to upgrade to Windows 10 education, and when i wanted to switch to other versions its IMPOSSIOBLE! i tried to activate with cmd, settings but still dont work. pls help
 

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I keep getting the error message: Couldn't upgrade your edition, undoing updates.

Every time it applies additional features...it stops at 98% and then undoes the changes.

Please help. I don't want to reinstall windows just so I could upgrade to Education. Thanks.

Answer:Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Education`

Some driver or application incompatibility can be the problem. Before trying again, disable the antivirus, antimalware, firewall, disk utility, whatever might interfere with the process. Run msconfig, go to Services and check the box to hide all Microsoft services. Most of the others should be disabled (mostly updaters) just in case. Then click on the Startup tab and click to open Task Manager. Disable any non-important application (Slype, QTtask, Java etc). To make sure there is no device incompatibility, load Device Manager and disable any non-important device (audio, LAN, SATA/SCSI controller without devices attached, TV etc). Then try to upgrade again.

Important: Uncheck the box "Search to updates" and disconnect from the Internet. You can search for updates after successfully upgrading to Education.

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Hello guys,I have a HP Spectre x360 convertible (SSD 256 GB, RAM 8 GB, i5) running Windows 10 Home.I?ve got a license (through my university) to install Windows 10 Education.I'm wondering if it?s a good idea to make the upgrade to ?win 10 Education?on my HP notebook; and I'd like to ask for advice to this forum. Do you recommend this upgrade ?Should the HP Spectre work fine or even better after this upgrade? Do you know if there might be any drawback in upgrading to win 10 Education?  like, is it more PC resource consuming? or should I expect any driver compatibility issue? Thanks,  

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TO: Every one who is ranting about how much they hate WinXP64 or Vista
FROM: CompMage

I’m going to start this rant with two flashbacks that most of you are ether too young to remember or to old and your memory is probably fading.

February 17th, 2000:
Microsoft Releases Windows 2000 Pro for Workstations bases on NT technology.
Most people completely had to re-think about their computer equipment because some OLD hardware would not run on the NT base OS. Drivers were a JOKE at best and running software not labeled for NT/2000 was really hit or miss.

With time service packs got released, and most of the enthusiast market moved over to 2000 as the drivers became available. And we realized what a true NATIVE to NON-SHELLED operating system was. We awoke to what most call the current age of operating systems.

October 25th, 2001:
Microsoft Releases Windows XP Home and Pro to replace all current operating systems by both home and professional users. This OS is bases on the code for Microsoft Windows Server 2000 family of software.

Again, people avoided it and stuck with the much more capable and compatible Windows 2000. Finding drivers again became a joke. Software was less of a problem because most software was being released for Windows 2000 would run on it with VERY few exceptions.

Microsoft also introduced a feature labeled “Compatibility Mode” where you could fool software into thinking it was running on a different OS. With a MAJOR sacrifice in performance.

Cur... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Windows 64/Vista education.

I, for one, am actually looking forward to Vista.
 

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Hi, I recently upgraded to windows 10 education version from windows 10 home.
Now I don't see the Hey Cortana! feature in my laptop. How will I get it back.
I like the feature and I want it back...what to do??

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Hello,

I've been doing some testing on a Windows 10 Education build. After imaging and locking down users via Group Policy i have noticed a security issue when logged on as a standard user. I cannot stop standard users being able to UNC from either the search bar or Windows Explorer to any DFS path. For example \\domain.local\sysvol - Standard users have full access to these files.

Has anyone come across this and what did you do to stop it?

I am stumped.

Thank you

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Please can someone help i have just bought a new Lenovo H30-05 with Windows 10 Home edition and i am trying to upgrade to 10 Pro with grate difficulty the pc keeps asking to install home?  please help  scott  

Answer:Windows 10 Home Upgrade to Pro Education

Hi Scott ,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
 
It would be usefull getting the exact error mesage/ code if any and how /where you availed of the Windows 10 pro key ( to check if key is a full installer or upgrade installer version ) You may call in Microsoft  (+1 800-642-7676) so that they can check the type of key you have and may likewise provide why upgrade is not proceeding normally. 
 
Windows 10 upgrade version would be similar to Windows 8.1 and you may want to first check on the system requirements and perform all needed updates for Windows 10 .
 
Set system to msconfig clean boot and temporarily disable any firewall or antivirus software.  
Before proceeding , it's always best that you back up your files and better if you have also created your recovery media (copy recovery partition and do not delete recovery image ) .
 
Let us know how it goes . 
 
 
Regards, 

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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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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 am working on an SCCM Operating System Deployment on an HP ProBook 650 G2 of Windows 10 Education 64-Bit. I have all the drivers from: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=8430741&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4192 I can not, for the life, me get the Brightness funtion keys to work. The sounds works fine, I have installed chipset drivers, video drivers, and HP Keyboard drivers. I am having no luck getting this working. Flashed the BIOS even. Nothing. Any ideas?

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When I boot into Windows 10 Education the screen dims to about 60%. It's happening on the two computers now that have Education version installed on them. Screen brightness is set to 100% under both battery and plugged in power settings. Brightness set to 0 (neutral) in Intel display control panel. Then on reboot, it comes up at 100% brightness and immediately dims to about 60%. Only in Education edition. Windows 10 Pro boots up just fine at 100% brightness always.

This happens on both clean installs and upgrades. I've even upgraded a perfectly working Windows 10 Pro, which was always at 100% brightness, to Windows 10 Education by changing the product key - first boot into Education and right into screen dimmed at 60%!

I've never had Education edition installed before version 1703, so I don't know if this is due to Creator's Update or not.

Anybody else see this?

Answer:Screen dimming booting into Windows 10 Education

NavyLCDR said:

When I boot into Windows 10 Education the screen dims to about 60%. It's happening on the two computers now that have Education version installed on them. Screen brightness is set to 100% under both battery and plugged in power settings. Brightness set to 0 (neutral) in Intel display control panel. Then on reboot, it comes up at 100% brightness and immediately dims to about 60%. Only in Education edition. Windows 10 Pro boots up just fine at 100% brightness always.

This happens on both clean installs and upgrades. I've even upgraded a perfectly working Windows 10 Pro, which was always at 100% brightness, to Windows 10 Education by changing the product key - first boot into Education and right into screen dimmed at 60%!

I've never had Education edition installed before version 1703, so I don't know if this is due to Creator's Update or not.

Anybody else see this?



I've noticed the same. Only in Education edition, in my case starting from build 15063.

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I just purchased HP with windows 8, i have enable the firewall and loaded most of the Pradigm Keyboarding 6th edition programs i thought it would take, it still doesn't work. I have tried this on an old computer and the program will run (windows 7).

Answer:Unable to get Windows 8 to run Paradigm education program

You might be best off contacting thier support services. Under the installation guides it mentions: "Operating System: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP1), or Windows 7"You can email at [email protected] go here and live chathttp://support.emcp.com/contact-us/::mike

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I recently received a key from my university for Windows 10 Education and want to upgrade my existing Win 10 Pro. Are there any benefits in doing a clean install straight from the Win 10 Education iso versus running an upgrade from Pro to Education?

p.s. I ran a new install of Win 10 Pro a few days ago and am a bit reluctant to reformat again. Although, I'd rather reformat now while there isn't much on the PC.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro to Education - Clean Install vs Upgrade

DFG said:

Are there any benefits in doing a clean install straight from the Win 10 Education iso versus running an upgrade from Pro to Education?



I would not see any. Clean installs are good to get rid of extraneous stuff that would be left over from a previous Operating System. All the upgrade from Pro to Education is doing is adding to the existing platform, not replacing anything. It's not much different than just installing something like Office.

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to refresh my windows 10 PC (Education version) but when I try to reset to factory settings I get this error' (Not even an error, it just says this: "There was a problem resetting your PC, no changes were made".)

Help me plz

Answer:Windows 10 Education Factory Reset Failure

Do you have install media?

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...d.html#option2

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Hi,

I have a set up two Windows 10 Education Edition laptops. I would like to configure them both with the same settings/permissions.

How can a I make a "User Group" and add policies to it.

For example: Have a "User Group" called "Kids" and then be allowed to configure the windows settings, deploy them to a different printer ect.

I can load lusrmgr.msc and add a Group called "Kids" but if I go into mmc.exe and add the Group Policy Object, I have no option to pick "Kids"

Any suggestions.

Thanks

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Hi,

I have a set up two Windows 10 Education Edition laptops. I would like to configure them both with the same settings/permissions.

How can a I make a "User Group" and add policies to it.

For example: Have a "User Group" called "Kids" and then be allowed to configure the windows settings, deploy them to a different printer ect.

I can load lusrmgr.msc and add a Group called "Kids" but if I go into mmc.exe and add the Group Policy Object, I have no option to pick "Kids"

Any suggestions.

Thanks

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Previously, my laptop (ThinkPad X140e) got Win 10 Pro (Ver 1511), upgrading from OEM Win 8 Pro. All was well then. I installed a flavor of Linux after that to see how it goes, and I didn't like it after all. I created a new Win10 Installation media, using Windows Media Creation Tool and a USB memory stick. Little did I know about the new change applied from ver.1607 (Windows 10 editions for education customers), the new installation of Win 10 activated as Windows 10 Pro Education. I suppose my ThinkPad X140e was given Education OEM license for some reason, even though it was bought independently. Win 10 Pro Education seems mostly identical to vanilla Win 10 Pro that I know of. However, I see some '* Some settings are managed by your organization' messages in some of the Settings menus, and I really don't like it. Is there any way for me to get Windows 10 Pro, instead of Windows 10 Pro Education? This Link (Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Pro Education from Windows Store for Business) has a section about reverting process; I don't think it applies to my case.Any advice? 

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After hours of not getting a valid product key to upgrade Win10 home to Win10 education I had a MS tech remote access and do the grunt work.  Now all the apps are missing and the start menu just shows non-working links and blank tiles.  Anyone
else see profile corruption issues with this upgrade path?

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How to turn off Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Education edition?

Answer:How to turn off Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Education edition

These links may guide you: How to turn off Windows Update in Windows 10 Make Windows 10 notify you before downloading Updates

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We have purchased 240 Probook 650 g2 over the summer nad have distributed them to our faculty and staff.  To date we have 16 different laptop all with the same issue.  They all give an error no audio playback device found.  Device manager still shows the conextant ISST sound card installed and device is running properly.  we have tried every solution we could find including turning off enhancement etc.  My Boss is to the point of returning all 240 laptops as being bad and purchase new ones from another vendor.  The support staff doesn't have time to keep uninstalling and re-installing the sound drivers.

Answer:No audio playback device found Windows 10 Education

Hello  Please try the troubleshooting mentioned in the link below on one of the Notebooks http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04973149    

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Hello

I am working as a volunteer at our local school. We just recieved 10 Lenovo E31-70, who are all running Windows 10 Home Edition, version 1511.
Through Microsoft License Center, we can license 50 machines with a MAK key.
So i started up the first one, got to do the edition upgrade, which went smooth.
Then the second one, enter the same MAK-key, but this time it goes to 100% reboots, Seems to do the update and then I can log in again. But it then tells me "We could not update your edition"

I have tried to run full update, and on three others, which all do the same.
Is there any one out there who might have an idea on what is going on??

Thank you in advance

Tommy

Answer:Problem with Edition upgrade of Windows 10 Home to Education

I found out what the problem was.
All computers came with a trial version of McAfee. I uninstalled, and was now able to do edition upgrade.

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My laptop is a msi gp60 leapord.

My hard drive recently broke on this laptop, so i replaced it and freshly installed a new OS. An IT tech support installed the new OS, but while he was installing it, I noticed he switched to Legacy mode in the bios.

Now the problem is, when I go back to UEFI in the bios, my computer boots with this message:

Searching for media presence...
Media present...
Start with IPV4. (along those lines)

And it won't do anything after that. So basically I can only boot with Legacy. And Legacy is very slow when trying to resume windows and that really bothers me.

Also, my computer originally came with Windows 8.1.

Is there any way to get my computer to boot in UEFI?

Answer:Going back to EUFI in bios after installation of Windows 10 Education

The tech did not disable the Intel Boot Rom on the NIC from trying to boot , not sure how he missed that unless he never turned off the Boot logo screen , again a tech should have....to see if there were issues.... disable it in the bios and see if that helps cos you may need to reinstall windows if you didnt install it in UEFI mode....

KB

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My laptop is a msi gp60 leapord.

My hard drive recently broke on this laptop, so i replaced it and freshly installed a new OS. An IT tech support installed the new OS, but while he was installing it, I noticed he switched to Legacy mode in the bios.

Now the problem is, when I go back to UEFI in the bios, my computer boots with this message:

Searching for media presence...
Media present...
Start with IPV4. (along those lines)

And it won't do anything after that. So basically I can only boot with Legacy. And Legacy is very slow when trying to resume windows and that really bothers me.

Also, my computer originally came with Windows 8.1.

Is there any way to get my computer to boot in UEFI?

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Hello

I am working as a volunteer at our local school. We just recieved 10 Lenovo E31-70, who are all running Windows 10 Home Edition, version 1511.
Through Microsoft License Center, we can license 50 machines with a MAK key.
So i started up the first one, got to do the edition upgrade, which went smooth.
Then the second one, enter the same MAK-key, but this time it goes to 100% reboots, Seems to do the update and then I can log in again. But it then tells me "We could not update your edition"

I have tried to run full update, and on three others, which all do the same.
Is there any one out there who might have an idea on what is going on??

Thank you in advance

Tommy

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Hello, I am having a weird issue with my group policy that only affects Windows 10 Education clients. The GPO to give local admin rights will not come down on the Education clients. All of my clients that are on Windows 10 Pro, it comes down fine.

I work in a large school district, so I need to be able to give teachers rights to install their own software as our tech dept. is not large enough to handle all of the software request. I have a GPO that gives local admin rights just to the teacher groups in group policy.

All of our Windows 10 Pro Clients are on version 1511, but for Windows 10 Education, we have clients on both version 1511, and 1607. The version does not seem to make a different. Also, all our domain controllers are on Server 2008 R2, so our domain level is 2008.

Answer:Local Admin GPO not coming down on Windows 10 Education/Enterprise

Still having this issue and haven't been able to figure out anything. Anyone have any ideas?

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