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  • Martin Brinkmann’s deep dive into removing telemetry in Win7 and 8.1

    Posted on February 11th, 2017 at 08:05 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On the heels of Günter Born’s discoveries about the just-reissued “snooping” Win7 and 8.1 patches KB 2952664 and KB 2976978, Martin Brinkmann at Ghacks has just posted:

    • A thorough list of telemetry-inspired Win7 and 8.1 patches
    • A list of dozens of Microsoft servers that only exist to snoop
    • Details about disabling the Customer Experience Improvement Program, the Diagnostic Tracking Service, and scheduled tasks that phone the mothership.

    If you’re concerned about Win7 snooping – and you should at least be aware of the, ahem, feature and its manifestations – this is an amazing central repository of information.