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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by drcoolmor » August 19th 2015 - 9:55 pm

If you must have win 10, murphy78 has released this:

murphy78 presents:

Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB N Privacy en-US



Attention: This is a customized version! It has

default settings added and some hidden packages removed




64-bit Source:

en_windows_10_enterprise_2015_ltsb_n_x64_dvd_6848316.iso



Installation Indexes:

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N



Release File: Win10-Enterprise2015-LTSB-N-Privacy-x64-en-US.iso

Size: 2.56 GB

SHA-1: 1283DC6C0F74055A81E32237C827FC7AB74C35BD



Language: en-US (English - United States)



Tools used:

dism for Windows Updates integration and mounted file copy

oscdimg for ISO mastering

install_wim_tweak 1.4.7 for hidden package reveal/hide



DISM (Indexes, boot.wim and winre.wim):

KB3081424



DISM (Index only):

KB3074678, KB3074686 (Superseded but WU nags for them)



Features:

-UEFI/Fat32 support

-NetFx3 pre-integrated

-Windows Defender/Telemetry/and OneDrive Setup have been

completely removed.

-Some privacy options are in place to prevent all of your

searches to go straight to Microsoft servers.

-Only index is pre-activated with AutoKMS from MTK 2.6b1

so you don't need to worry about activation.

-No Windows Store or Online Apps*

*Settings app will still ping data to MS. Avoid it if you're

paranoid




Instructions:

-Use a USB program such as RUFUS to put this on a 4GB+ USB

Flash drive for boot installs, or burn to dvdr.

-CUSTOMIZE YOUR SETUP OPTIONS DURING OOBE and DISABLE all of

the PRIVACY OPTIONS - I have no idea which options will

remain in place if you don't do this.

-I also have no idea if online mode will even work with this.

I do not recommend it as Onedrive setup is already removed.



Final Notes:

-This is not a 100% block of everything internet. You can still

use Windows Update, get new drivers, and everything else you

can normally do.




-If you want to further block various things, you obviously can

do so. I personally recommend checking for updates with the

diag cab file to hide driver

updates that you may not want. (graphics, anyone?)



-There is no way to choose which updates you want to install.

You either get all or none. If you really want to have a choice

I suggest trying the program: Portable Update



-If you're REALLY paranoid, I suggest going through Windows

Firewall and disabling all of the advanced outbound rules for

various apps and system functionality. Be careful, tho, or

you might break network functionality, internet, or activator.




Credits:

CODYQX4 - AutoKMS Activator

murphy78 - Integration, ISO design and testing



Enjoy,

murphy78 :)
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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by drcoolmor » August 23rd 2015 - 6:14 am

I could not update my win8.1 to 10, Didn't really matter since all my apps are portable.
Installed Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.10240 RTM x64 En-US DVD-WZT and used custom install.
Nice you don't have to log in with a email@ anymore to install it!
No problems installing and even my portables work!
Not really any better than 8.1 other than this edition has no action center it has news lol
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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by Ingolf » August 25th 2015 - 11:19 pm

Here is a new list of creepy surveillance M$ do
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This isn't a OS, its just more creepy spyware!

ETA: Not confirmed... yet
ETA2: Removed due to lack of verification.

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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by drcoolmor » August 26th 2015 - 1:12 am

Ingolf wrote:Here is a new list of creepy surveillance M$ do

All text typed on the keyboard is stored in temporary files, and sent (once per 30 mins) to:
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
pre.footprintpredict.com
reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

source

This isn't a OS, its just more creepy spyware!

ETA: Not confirmed... yet
This is not the X-files :laugh:
Do really believe this :hmm:
So I'm posting this from my win10.... Ingolf of Phantomp2p is a terrorist of the US.
lets see what Microsoft has to say about it. :yikes:
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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by Ingolf » August 26th 2015 - 1:21 am

:lol1:

omg! there is black helicopters flying around my house!! :yikes:

As i wrote.. not confirmed, yet. I lack the time to do the setup myself. But i will as soon as i got the time. Virtualbox, and monitor all networks...

Ohh and where did my ConspiracyTerrorist description go ? :k:

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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by drcoolmor » August 26th 2015 - 11:39 am

Ingolf wrote:
omg! there is black helicopters flying around my house!! :yikes:
Do not destroy it!!!!! That's mine!!!! :whistle:

There's been a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt raised over various aspects of Windows 10. Some of it has a basis in truth -- for example, Windows 10 does collect a lot of information about you by default, and it's true that Windows 10 Home users are forced to accept all updates unless they resort to workarounds. And Microsoft could do a much better job at explaining Windows 10's defaults and how to change them during the installation process.

But other concerns have been overblown -- in many cases you can change the defaults to make the operating system work more to your liking. And other concerns -- for example, that Wi-Fi Sense automatically shares your Wi-Fi passwords with your friends and friends of friends -- are myths.

Advertising ID: Start off in the General topic. This is where you can tell Microsoft to not use your advertising ID across apps and the Internet. There are also other settings you can change, such as telling Windows 10 not to send your typed input to Microsoft. If you're particularly worried about privacy, you might want to switch off all the settings here (except for the SmartScreen Filter, which protects you from scams and phishing attacks).

Location tracking: In the Location section, you can turn off location tracking completely and delete your location history. (Note: If you turn off location tracking, Cortana won't work.)

However, if you find location tracking useful for some applications -- say, for your weather app -- keep it turned on and scroll down to "Choose apps that can use your location" to select which apps should be allowed to use your location and which shouldn't.

Cortana: If you're wary of all the information Cortana gathers about you, you can turn it off. Click the Windows 10 search box on the bottom left of the screen; you'll see a vertical row of five icons. Click the Notebook icon (it's the third icon from the top) and then select Settings.

From here, you can turn off Cortana completely or select which features to use and which not. For example, one of the things that Cortana does by default is check your email messages for information about your flights and then send you reminders. You can turn that off from here.

Telemetry:There are some privacy settings that you can't turn off completely. Behind the scenes, Windows 10 gathers information about how you use the operating system, such as which apps you use frequently. It also takes memory snapshots and sends them to Microsoft. Microsoft claims all this information, which it calls telemetry, is used to improve Windows 10 and related hardware and services.

To a certain extent, you can customize the kind of telemetry information Windows 10 gathers about you -- but not completely. Go to Settings / Privacy / Feedback & diagnostics. Under the heading "Diagnostic and usage data" there's a setting titled "Send your device data to Microsoft." By default, it's set to Full, which sends the most information possible. You can change that to Basic (sends the least information) and Enhanced (sends the second-most information).

You can customize the kind of telemetry information that Microsoft gathers.

According to a Microsoft FAQ, Basic gathers only data that is "vital to the operation of Windows." The FAQ warns, however, "Some apps and features may not work correctly or at all" with this setting.

The Enhanced setting gathers more information, including "how frequently or how long you use certain features or apps, and which apps you use most often." Full, meanwhile, collects "such [things] as system files or memory snapshots, which may unintentionally include parts of a document you were working on when a problem occurred."

But in the end, you're going to be sending some information to Microsoft , you could turn it off completely in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

The upshot? If you want to use Windows 10, Microsoft will gather information about you -- as do many (or most) other online services. But in my opinion, it falls short of being a "privacy nightmare."
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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by Ingolf » August 26th 2015 - 2:52 pm

It seems i totally jumped the gun there :embarrased:

Apologize for the rumour spreading. I have removed the quote, but you can still click the link.

Thanks doc :cheers: :hippy:

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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by dcyel » August 26th 2015 - 9:11 pm

Still way to much personal information going to MS to my taste and who can prove me MS isn't secretly collecting things one thought to be turned off ?

Hard coding can be done and be totally hidden for the user so no windows 10 for me. Linux Mint seems to be a good replacement when the time comes.
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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by hrmwrm » August 27th 2015 - 8:52 pm

tracking for me doesn't work worth a crap. sites it works on tell me I'm about 4-500km away from where i live. (i know, tracking is also WHERE you surf and what you look at)
never got the update notice, and probably will never update to 10.
well, at least not until i buy a new computer. could be a few updates away from now.
windows 11 can't be too far behind the beta 10.

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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by Ingolf » August 27th 2015 - 9:53 pm

hrmwrm wrote:windows 11 can't be too far behind the beta 10.
You'll have to wait a long time for Windows 11 buddy
Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be its final release of the iconic operating system that's installed on over 90% of computers.

"Right now we're releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we're all still working on Windows 10," said Jerry Nixon, Microsoft's developer evangelist, at the Ignite tech conference.
source

Jerry Nixon evangelist developer... :lol1: :lol1: this is getting better and better.

So, they skipped 9, and 11 .. hmmm :hmm: :wink2:

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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by hrmwrm » August 27th 2015 - 10:27 pm

You'll have to wait a long time for Windows 11 buddy
well, 10.1 then. :hippy:
Jerry Nixon evangelist developer
that's backwards and puts a different spin on it. he's a developer evangelist, which i think means he's a proponent of developing,
not a god righteous developer. :lol1:

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Re: Windows 10 is spying on you!

Post by Ingolf » August 27th 2015 - 10:43 pm

I think we both got it wrong then :laugh:
A developer evangelist is a spokesperson, mediator and translator between a company and both its technical staff and outside developers.
Had a laugh at his last name too.. instantly reminded me of ...
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