Windows 10 Installed on 164 Million PCs

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  1. Posts : 3,081
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    Jimbo
    Active quote by Gabe suggests monitoring users by M$.
    Regards dencal.
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  2. Posts : 8,694
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       #11

    My guess is that they are tracking them through the Live accounts.

    I had canceled both of mine. Had to reopen one for my testing unit. It still showed the Test Box in the account, even though Windows 10 had been off of that machine for over a month.
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  3. Posts : 22,741
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       #12

    dencal said:
    Jimbo
    Active quote by Gabe suggests monitoring users by M$.
    Regards dencal.
    Just where does it say.. monitoring users in that image??
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    BunnyJ said:
    Just where does it say.. monitoring users in that image??
    The word Active suggests it., or how would they know?
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  5. Posts : 1,983
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       #14

    Telemetry could be counting successfully installed Windows updates - which seem to go on at several different levels - Defender, OneDrive, Store Apps, Windows Updates, and Microsoft Updates for installed applications such as Office.

    Altogether, this could give quite a full picture of the state of the Windows 10 user base, across a range of devices, including multiple installations on single devices, VMs included.

    At this stage of Windows 10, I'd imagine very few home users would forgo Windows Updates for the sake of paranoia re. snooping, or balancing the threat of new exploits against the potential of missing novel improvements.
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  6. Posts : 22,741
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       #15

    dencal said:
    The word Active suggests it., or how would they know?
    No.. it doesn't. Not in the least way does it suggest anything. They can and likely know how many via the activation process and they don't have to monitor past that point.
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  7. Posts : 139
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       #16

    Had Windows 10 not been FREE, how many would be using it? Debating the statistics, desirability and success rate for something that has been given away doesn't mean much.
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  8. Posts : 1,983
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       #17

    Just because it's apparently "free", just like broadcast Media channels bearing advertising, makes it very important to the bean counters who monetarise every aspect of your life today.
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  9. Posts : 22,741
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       #18

    gator2013 said:
    Had Windows 10 not been FREE, how many would be using it? Debating the statistics, desirability and success rate for something that has been given away doesn't mean much.
    I for one would be using it.
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       #19

    Fafhrd said:
    Telemetry could be counting successfully installed Windows updates - which seem to go on at several different levels - Defender, OneDrive, Store Apps, Windows Updates, and Microsoft Updates for installed applications such as Office.

    Altogether, this could give quite a full picture of the state of the Windows 10 user base, across a range of devices, including multiple installations on single devices, VMs included.

    At this stage of Windows 10, I'd imagine very few home users would forgo Windows Updates for the sake of paranoia re. snooping, or balancing the threat of new exploits against the potential of missing novel improvements.
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