Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664 (for Win7), KB 2976978 (Win 8.1)Posted on February 9th, 2017 at 15:14 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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UPDATE: The replies here are getting thick and uninformative. Opinions are great, but they belong in the Rants forum, not here.
I sealed off the replies, and point you to this comment by Mr. Brian:
I think we have a decent idea of what KB2952664 does (at least the older version that I tested). KB2952664 adds task Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser. Task Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser is a gatherer of information that is sent to Microsoft by service Diagnostics Tracking Service.
Detailed KB2952664 (older version) test results: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/care-to-join-a-win7-snooping-test/#post-21407.
Method of listing the telemetry data that Diagnostics Tracking Service sends to Microsoft: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/care-to-join-a-win7-snooping-test/#post-21414.
I will test the newer version of KB2952664 when time permits.
I’ll update this as definitive information arrives.