As M$ has ported part of it's spyware/telemetry mechanism to Win7 & win8, and since there are so many different discussions about this subject on the net, I was wondering if someone would shed some light on the issue and help us find and remove the related updates/services from Win8.1. I am reluctant to take advise on this matter from other web pages and rather have the final word from this forum which I trust. Thanx in advance. P.S. I found a thread discussing these updates for Windows 7, but not Win8.1.