HWID - Just For Activation Verification?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Leslie_Coffelt, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Leslie_Coffelt

    Leslie_Coffelt MDL Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Can or does MS use HWID for other uses? If a W10 user was using Tor or VPN, for whatever purpose, could the HWID easily defeat them?
  2. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    #2 beamslider, Aug 4, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
    Doubt that it can or would be used for such.....But as with anything else if you are on VPN and log into a MS account or any other account.....They know who you are as you identified yourself at that point.

    Multiple people are using the same IP on VPN and the traffic is encrypted so they should not be able to read data from the connection when you are connected to someone else.