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  1.    07 Jan 2016 #11
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    Jimbo
    Active quote by Gabe suggests monitoring users by M$.
    Regards dencal.
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #12
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    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.    07 Jan 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    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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  4.    07 Jan 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    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.    07 Jan 2016 #15
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    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.    07 Jan 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    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.    07 Jan 2016 #17
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    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.    07 Jan 2016 #18
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    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.    07 Jan 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    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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  10.    07 Jan 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    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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