Windows 10 Tracking Added to Windows 7 & 8
Those avoiding Windows 10 for privacy reasons will not be pleased if they have been blindly installing Optional Updates in Windows 7 and 8.
KB308019 - "This package updates the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices. This service provides benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded"
KB3075249 - "This update adds telemetry points to the User Account Control (UAC) feature to collect information on elevations that come from low integrity levels."
These updates can be uninstalled and hidden but recent actions on the part of Microsoft have lost the trust of many.
- The "Get Windows 10" update KB3030583 was originally offered as an Optional update and was then escalated to an Important update to force install it on the unwary.
- Windows 10 Home cannot refuse updates.
- Microsoft has said they will provide explanations of what updates do only when "they" consider it significant.
- Windows Insiders had their privacy setting reset when they installed b10525
Instead of crowing over 53 million upgrades to Windows 10 Microsoft should be more concerned with why 947 million are saying NO!
Im happy with my clean install of 10, was not happy with just the upgrade though. on my t100ma cortana cannot use my mic algorithms , mic works but cortana says nope. (uk english install is why) why i did that living in tx?...donno