Windows 10: Do we still need to disable data collection in fall edition?


  1. Posts : 31
    Win 10 64 Pro (clean install)
       22 Nov 2017 #1

    Do we still need to disable data collection in fall edition?


    Hi all. Just done a clean install of 1709.

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

    Does this mean they've hidden it away elsewhere and there's something else we need to alter to stop them?
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  2. Posts : 31
    Win 10 64 Pro (clean install)
    Thread Starter
       22 Nov 2017 #2

    After a lot of googling, I found what looks like a good page, explains how to remove stuff from creators including everything that phones home

    https://fdossena.com/?p=w10debotnet/index_1709.frag
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    Posts : 15,009
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Nov 2017 #3

    Ojustaboo said: View Post
    After a lot of googling, I found what looks like a good page, explains how to remove stuff from creators including everything that phones home

    https://fdossena.com/?p=w10debotnet/index_1709.frag
    After doing everything told in that page, do not forget to check your hat for any holes applying additional layers of tinfoil if any holes found, and control that your antennas are working. Send an email to a random contact of yours with subject "Testing", message containing following words:

    "Is anyone spying on me?"

    If you get no replies to this email in 24 hours, you are good to go! Do not use your computer in this 24 hour waiting period.

    Kari
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  4. Posts : 31
    Win 10 64 Pro (clean install)
    Thread Starter
       22 Nov 2017 #4

    Hehe After reading it through I totally agree with you, no way I want to disable all that.

    I do however use my PC for music software that requires the lowest latency possible and don't have any use for any apps at all, and do wish they weren't forced upon me (never use a live account). I wouldn't mind if I could simply uninstall them all but I can't (unless I do some of the tings on that page that I'm not going to do at present)

    Windows installs are beginning to feel like store bought PC's where they are full of bloatware and crap that I don't want.

    I simply want to boot into my desktop, use chrome, thunderbird, VLC, my music software and a few steam games. Almost everything else is of zero use to me and I'm sure there's many people like me.
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    Posts : 1,078
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Nov 2017 #5

    Kari,
    So I did a quick skim of that webpage for fun, then I checked my hat.. it had a few holes in it, so I went to the kitchen and re-applied a few more sheets of tinfoil. I controlled all the antennas that are attached, and actually noticed that one antenna was malfunctioning! So I ordered a nice and cheap one from the internet; it will arrive in a few days or so... maybe a few extra day delay because of Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    And I sent multiple random emails to a few random contacts instead of just one, just in case to make sure at least one email went through. A few contacts responded and asked me something similar: They asked if my tinfoil hat broke.

    Also, I may have screwed up and used the computer within the 24 hour period by writing this reply...
    ...what should I do now?
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  6.    23 Nov 2017 #6

    pepanee said: View Post
    Kari,
    So I did a quick skim of that webpage for fun, then I checked my hat.. it had a few holes in it, so I went to the kitchen and re-applied a few more sheets of tinfoil. I controlled all the antennas that are attached, and actually noticed that one antenna was malfunctioning! So I ordered a nice and cheap one from the internet; it will arrive in a few days or so... maybe a few extra day delay because of Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    And I sent multiple random emails to a few random contacts instead of just one, just in case to make sure at least one email went through. A few contacts responded and asked me something similar: They asked if my tinfoil hat broke.

    Also, I may have screwed up and used the computer within the 24 hour period by writing this reply...
    ...what should I do now?
    You are ok if you buy a more expensive one made of titanium lining. If you PM me, I will give you my paypal details and you can send me 250, and I will send you one in return.

    Oh by the way, I have shares to sell in Brooklyn Bridge if you are interested.
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  7.    23 Nov 2017 #7

    Ohhh


    Can I get in on that please I have always wanted a bridge. I am willing to pay Top Dollar for say 1/10 of one of the towers near the road level, I don't mind which side, send me your details and I will bank transfer it to you ASAP
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