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"Windows Experience" KILL !!!

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GlennSprigg:
I'm not a Microsoft Conspiracy believer, (but who knows what really happens to your data), but this may
interest all 'Windows' users.  From Windows-7 onwards, there are MULTIPLE modules still running on your
systems, that were purportedly there to help you, & to improve automatic 'Feed-Back' to Microsoft, regarding
such things as Software Compatibility, Performance etc etc.  Their keyword was 'Telemetry'. (Warning bells!!).

That might be fine when Windows-7 just started, (and there-after), but they don't even SUPPORT older systems
now, let alone being interested in Monitoring/Improving older systems. But this Legacy remains.  Putting aside
privacy issues, this system software still chews up Resources, and slows things down. You may safely do this!!......

Run Windows "Task Scheduler", and open up the pane on the left to . . .
   Task Scheduler Library | Microsoft | Windows.
Take note of the Sub-Sections labeled . . .
   Application Experience
   Autochk
   Customer Experience Improvement.
Within EACH of those, Right-Click on each option, and select Disable.


They are NO longer needed, you will gain many megabytes of memory, and your system will be faster.
Have a nice day.

edavid:
I suggest using the fine program "Autoruns" to turn off this kind of stuff:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

gnif:
 :palm:

Locking this thread before it gets out of hand, this is well known about Microsoft and windows 7, this is not the place for such things.
Edit: on 2nd thought, this wont be locked but moved to the computing section.

https://www.howtogeek.com/428265/windows-7s-july-2019-security-patch-includes-telemetry/


--- Quote from: GlennSprigg on July 26, 2019, 01:51:32 pm ---That might be fine when Windows-7 just started, (and there-after), but they don't even SUPPORT older systems
now, let alone being interested in Monitoring/Improving older systems.

--- End quote ---

Actually you would be very wrong here, Microsoft are not just looking for issues witn Windows 7, but in software that runs on Windows 7, such as Microsoft Office and other third party applications. I know this from when I was working on Kodi (XBMC at the time), Microsoft approached the team and gave us access to crash dumps from Kodi to help improve the product under Windows. While I firmly agree that these services are overreaching in what they do, they do have their purpose. For a software developer, crash dumps are extremely useful, and since they are too complex to generate by the average user, the automation of this feature is extremely useful.

Further to that, Microsoft do still support Windows 7 for thousands of companies world wide that have support contracts. It is an EOL product, but that doesn't mean it's not still being maintained and supported. The guarantee of support is simply gone for those without support contracts (the general public).

IE: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0708
https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4500705/customer-guidance-for-cve-2019-0708

Microsoft patched the 18 year old Windows XP this year, which is EOL.

rdl:
I prefer to go into Services and just disable the unnecessary stuff there. One of the first things I disable is Task Scheduler.

Halcyon:
Windows telemetry has been known for a long time, it's not a secret. If you want to see exactly what is being sent, use Wireshark, otherwise, use a network-wide ad/malware blocker like pfblocker or pihole.

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