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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #71
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    Microsoft has been doing the same thing for years....

    and many, many people still love the company, and we use their software..... BECAUSE....

    in many cases it is the software that we need....

    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    This is perhaps the most worrying for me, Microsoft uses your PC and your internet connection and bandwidth as a server !

    Windows Update Delivery Optimization: FAQ - Windows Help
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #72
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    win 10

    Wifes cpu would not upgrade to win10.

    Changed the HD, upgraded just fine, from win 7 beginner.

    Charl
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #73
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    . . .OMG. . .look out it that nasty old MS coming after you. . .they want all your information so they can come and get you. . .destroy you, kill you, and . . .what a brunch of crap. . .please. . .really!!!!!!!!!!. . .
    I agree completely. Some people are just too paranoid.
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #74
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    Windows 7

    Personally, I think that mocking people for having privacy concerns deeper than one's own is out of line. In what way is it harming you or anyone else if someone else prefers not to have their private information tracked?
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #75
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
    Personally, I think that mocking people for having privacy concerns deeper than one's own is out of line. In what way is it harming you or anyone else if someone else prefers not to have their private information tracked?
    its the anti Microsoft thing that being mocked you don't see people going on about google which has had no privacy policy for years or apple or Facebook ect that been doing it lot longer then Microsoft yet people still use them and say nothing but if Microsoft do it MS is the biggest evil thing ever hope that anti MS ranter that Learner99 posted about in link don't use goggle or facebook or apple because all do same
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  6.    21 Aug 2015 #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    He was quoting from an article that does make scary reading !
    hope article writer don't use google then they been doing that for years no privacy policy it just a anti Microsoft rant
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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #77
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    This is perhaps the most worrying for me, Microsoft uses your PC and your internet connection and bandwidth as a server !
    Sorry, but I don't understand how MS can use your internet and bandwidth?
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  8.    21 Aug 2015 #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by him View Post
    Sorry, but I don't understand how MS can use your internet and bandwidth?
    If you don't opt out, updates are shared from your computer using a sort of P2P method.
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  9.    21 Aug 2015 #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by him View Post
    Sorry, but I don't understand how MS can use your internet and bandwidth?
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    You can turn it off if you want so no big deal. If you have multiple PC's in your household it could actually save you bandwidth. You would only download the update once, and then share it across all your PC's so they could do the update without downloading it all over again.
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  10.    21 Aug 2015 #80
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    @alphanumeric and @frankenhooker - Thanks for the details. I did not read those details on my PC when I turned off that option. The font wasn't clear and I did not want to read a lot! But yes, I see now. They can send updates down to other devices on your own network or to other PC across internet.


    I think this should all be a part of the initial set-up process, where the user gets to choose all such settings. It would be the ideal way, rather than people discovering over the internet, etc. Some people may not even know it unless they explicitly searched for it on internet.

    For myself, I found out this setting, when I read on the internet that updates would automatically be downloaded and bandwidth would be consumed, unless I switch these settings. I have a metered internet connection, so this could have been dangerous. It will still be dangerous for millions of "general users" across the world, who would use a PC as PC and are not "tech savvy"

    So yes, agreed, it is dangerous.
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