Many members here are customers, some are even paying customers, of the reknowned company of m$..if a person breaks into your house, that is not an act of friendship..in some countries where there is an abundance of guns around, you could be excused to shoot that person very dead. messy, a bit drastic, maybe, but the law is on your side..now when a company that you pay for providing software to run your pc with breaks into your harddisk that is no act of friendship either.. unfortunately you cannot shoot a company. Yet breaking into your harddisk is exactly what m$ does. When I merely implied as much in the chatbox, I was invited to substantiate my words. I suppose the preferred strategy was that of the ostrich; stick my head in the sand if I do not like what I see. But the fact remains that my head is still above the sand, and I do not like what I see at all.. I saw such wisdom from members before,some of whom I suspected of being on the payroll of m$.. I would like to try to substantiate my words, if I was a programmer I could, maybe. Unfortunately I am not, and to spit through the code of the numerous kbs would take a lifetime. But I think it is time to start nice little blackbook about m$ by now. This is to make a start, just plucked from web, and I hope to see a lot of contributions. Speaking to PC World, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore explained that Windows 10 is constantly tracking how it operates and how you are using it and sending that information back to Microsoft by default. More importantly he also confirmed that, despite offering some options to turn elements of tracking off, core data collection simply cannot be stopped: “In the cases where we’ve not provided options, we feel that those things have to do with the health of the system,” he said. Microsoft has gone aggressive -- far too aggressive, say some -- in its push to get users onto Windows 10, including setting the upgrade to automatically download through Windows Update, and on some PCs, blocking all other updates from installing and offering only the choice of upgrading to the new OS or delaying the deal for 48 hours. Sources; forbes, and computerworld. While I am not the first to put it on the forum, it may serve as a reminder of m$ strategy, if it can be called that, for my fellow members who have not followed it all, could not be bothered to read the cesspool, unquote.that the w10 cesspool has become. It rankles, when members say in the chatbox that it is all unsubstantiated bs, unsubstantiated my foot. M$ pleads guilty , as you can see..