Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Windows 10 . . . So


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#31 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted August 24, 2015 - 06:17 PM

http://www.digitaltr...ow-to-fix-them/


  • PGHsteelworker said thank you

#32 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted August 30, 2015 - 08:08 AM

This allows you to turn off autoupdates

 

http://www.pcworld.c...pp-updates.html


  • PGHsteelworker said thank you

#33 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted August 30, 2015 - 10:53 AM

It seems not just Windows 10 users need to worry about their privacy.

 

Forbes Article on Windows 7 & 8 are now getting the same features.


  • PGHsteelworker said thank you

#34 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted September 01, 2015 - 09:07 AM

It seems not just Windows 10 users need to worry about their privacy.

 

Forbes Article on Windows 7 & 8 are now getting the same features.

 

Yup I saw that.  My move from Windows to OS X/Linux has become more urgent.


  • HDWildBill said thank you

#35 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted September 01, 2015 - 09:33 AM

Yup I saw that.  My move from Windows to OS X/Linux has become more urgent.

I'm starting to really push my wife to move off windows.  After reading that article I went in and she had 3 of the 4 updates the article mentions so I removed them and set her updates to where I can review them before letting them be installed.  Looks like we now see why M$ is giving away free updates.



#36 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted September 01, 2015 - 07:50 PM

I'm starting to really push my wife to move off windows.  After reading that article I went in and she had 3 of the 4 updates the article mentions so I removed them and set her updates to where I can review them before letting them be installed.  Looks like we now see why M$ is giving away free updates.

 

No such thing as a free dinner...


  • HDWildBill said thank you

#37 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted September 01, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Ok fella's.  What is the privacy issue?  I read the articles, but I don't understand.  What is microsoft getting from me?

 

Please excuse my ignorance here.



#38 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted September 02, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Ok fella's.  What is the privacy issue?  I read the articles, but I don't understand.  What is microsoft getting from me?

 

Please excuse my ignorance here.

 

Any time you have an application or in this case an OS that reports back they can get just about anything on your computer.  They can see what you are typing or read your any or all your files or even take the files.  In Windows 10, M$ has made it to where it records a lot of your information like your searches, what your do with your computer and it even checks your files to make sure they aren't illegal.  What the article above is saying is that M$ is now trying to do the same with Windows 7 & 8.  But without your knowledge. They even went so far as to hard code the addresses they plan to send the info to in an effort to stop you from circumventing their efforts.

 

Think about it, M$ creates a unique ID for each user and starts collecting data on to them, they will make billions on selling that information.  Also what happens if a hacker gets into their server, and don't think they can't.  There are a ton of articles out there on the amount of data M$ will be collecting on each user. They will even be able to watch you via web cam off your computer so they will have a picture of you mug! :smilewink:  

 

If you would like more info check out this thread on PCTT.


  • daytime dave and PGHsteelworker have said thanks

#39 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for the information Bill.  The way you explained it makes great sense.

 

I put tape over my laptop camera, just in case.  I've heard of virus or some types of programs that could activate the camera without you knowing.

 

Thanks for the answers.


  • HDWildBill said thank you

#40 TAHOE OFFLINE  

TAHOE
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 6,478 Thanks
  • 4,937 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

Posted September 03, 2015 - 07:29 AM

I need to look into this. I keep getting the new 10 update on my 7 system. Need to block that.

My son just got a new computer, I need to look into de-activating the built in spyware.

 

 

Not to get too political, but I heard the government spent 3 Billion bucks on a server warehouse to store each person's internet/phone/ electronic usage. Maybe they are requiring the phone and internet providers to send each one of our profiles on a daily basis for storage, I dunno.



#41 Bruce Dorsi ONLINE  

Bruce Dorsi

    Old, but not dead -- yet!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1525
  • 3,166 Thanks
  • 2,142 posts
  • Location: New Jersey

Posted September 04, 2015 - 07:43 AM

OK, - I need some help, or info, or both!

Let me preface by saying - I'm computer IGNORANT compared to many of you, and function on a "User" level.

I'm on Win 7 Pro 64 bit SP1.

I read some about the Win 7 updates described above.   .....I have nothing to hide, but I despise the idea of tracking and data mining.  .....To me, it is an electronic form of "stalking" !

I followed some advice about removing the updates described by uninstalling KB3068708 & KB3022345.  ....KB3075249 & KB3080149 were "not found."

Today, I was trying to see if these updates were truly uninstalled.  ....I did a search in C: and this is what I came up with:

 

KB3022345.png

KB3068708.png

 

Evidently some files dealing with the questionable updates still reside on my computer.

 

Should I delete these files?  --- Am I in over my head?  --- Should I go back to turning wrenches?

 

Thanks for any help given!  

 

 

 



#42 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,697 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted September 04, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Did you turn off automatic updates installation?  If not the files in question will be downloaded again.

 

To get rid of them you can also use the command line. To get to the command line go to the menu and in the search box type in "CMD" with out the quotes.  A window will appear that looks like the old DOS prompt.  Then just type in the following:

 

  • wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
  • wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
  • wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
  • wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

  • Bruce Dorsi and PGHsteelworker have said thanks

#43 Bruce Dorsi ONLINE  

Bruce Dorsi

    Old, but not dead -- yet!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1525
  • 3,166 Thanks
  • 2,142 posts
  • Location: New Jersey

Posted September 04, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Thank you, Bill !

 

Yes, I did turn off automatic updates prior to uninstalling the updates a few days ago.

 

I will follow your instructions in your post above.  



#44 lrhredjb OFFLINE  

lrhredjb

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3984
  • 280 Thanks
  • 269 posts
  • Location: Noblesville,IN

Posted September 08, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Installed it on my computer.It's a Huge improvement from Win 8.1.

 

If you Must have the old style start menu (Like Me) use Classic Shell it's free and works very good.Here's the latest Release for Win 10 Start menu.http://www.mediafire...Setup_4_2_3.exe

 

 

If you don't want to wait for you upgrade to be sent to you.You can download Win 10 from Microsoft.Here http://www.microsoft...in10_Body_AddPC I suggest that you Download the ISO image,burn it to a DVD and Upgrade from that.Once you Upgrade it will generate a Key.Once you Upgrade it saves the CD KEY on Microsofts server and you can do a Clean install any time after that without having to input the CD KEY. 

 

 

I have mine setup to look Almost like Win 7.My old 127 makes a nice wallpaper :rocker2:  wish I knew how to remove the date stamp though :wallbanging:

attachicon.gifme.jpg

You will have to use something like Photoshop or another picture editing program to remove the date stamp. You can turn off the date stamp on your camera menu and still be able to tell when the photo was taken from the properties.


  • HDWildBill said thank you

#45 Trav1s ONLINE  

Trav1s

    Got points?

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 5472
  • 2,602 Thanks
  • 3,750 posts
  • Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted September 14, 2015 - 02:30 PM

https://www.yahoo.co...-163401130.html


  • Bruce Dorsi and HDWildBill have said thanks




Top