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MS has for years had hidden folders that collect you data , you would need to be a engineer to configure them to uninstall them but I have found out they don't like you to change their fire wall , I purchased ZoneLabs Business Fire wall for my office computers and MS tried changing back to theirs a few times conflicting with Zone Labs by trying to run the MS fire wall, I use Zone Labs on my personal computers which is free for non business uses and MS tried the same thing a few times, it appears that MS wants you to use the MS fire wall for some reason ? Makes you wonder what their up to.

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Reading discussions of this elsewhere on the internet and it's amazing how many people repeat the ignorant line, "I don't care, I have nothing to hide."

Most people today have no real concept at all about privacy or why it's important. They have no concept of the importance of keeping the government and others from invading our privacy. They fail to grasp the vast amount of power that is placed into the hands of government, corporations or evil-minded groups or individuals through the gathering of vast amounts of what should be private information.

So Joe and Jenny Public don't care if they are spied upon, all their internet browsing, shopping, texting, emails, entertainment habits, searches and all other things conducted online are monitored, stored and put to use by those gathering this information. Never mind their information could be used to steal their identity, bankrupt them, ruin their credit and damage their name. Never mind their habits and plans could be known in such detail someone with evil intent could know the perfect time to break into their home and rob them blind; or know when and where they could most easily assault Jenny; or kidnap their children; or run a scam on their elderly parents; or use them as unwitting mules; or how a rival could set them up to take a fall; or even for someone to find something in the midst of all their stuff they could use to blackmail them.

As bad as all that could be, imagine a government bent upon total control using these same methods upon millions across the country in order to have their way.

It's no about whether a person is doing anything they think needs to be hidden. It's not about liking to see ads which show up based upon companies monitoring your shopping habits. It's about far more, it's about the potential for great abuse and greater danger; danger that could come from multiple sources and directions and impact not just us as individuals, but our whole families, communities, nation.

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I received an evaluation copy of Windows 10 pretty early on in the process (before it was officially announced).  I have been using it on my desktop for a little under a year now, and I've loved it (much better than Windows 8, and I think it is probably even better than Windows 7.)

However, the upgrade process has been nothing but a pain.  Ever since it was released, I have received numerous requests for help to fix problems that have come up.  If you are going to upgrade, make sure you back up all your information before you begin.  Also, I have been recommending using the media creator tool to create a flash drive and do a fresh installation instead of going through the upgrade process.  (This will wipe all your files and programs, so make sure you have backups before doing this.)  It seems like the computers with a fresh install are usually completely stable, and most of the ones that I have upgraded end up coming back in for problems within a week or two.

Most of the privacy issues are presented as options when you install it.  If you read through and turn all of the sharing off, then you shouldn't have too many issues.  If you just click next to be done with it, then it will share a lot of data.

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I reserved my copy of Win 10.  I got a flash come up asking we if I wanted to upgrade now or later.  I selected later and backed up my data.

Sometime later I went to sleep with my laptop on my lap and when I woke up it was half way through updating.  I have not had any problems with it.  My data was intact and everything seems to work fine.  I don't like the new start menu though.  

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Finally got the Windows 10 installed.

What a headache it was.  

I had tried at least 25 times over the last three and a half weeks using the following steps.

 

1.  Download Windows 10

2.  Try to install, ony to get one of two errors, 0x80070003 & 0x800700527 (which error I got of the two was random) each time.

3.  Run diagnostic tools recommended by Microsoft.

4.  Return to step 1.

 

I even used the Media Creator Tool and burned it to DVD, thinking that would work.  No success on that one either.

Early this morning, I decided to try a different approach.  I backed up my download, documents, music and video folders to an external hard drive.  Then, I put my Windows 7 CD in and reinstalled it.  Lost everything on the internal, but it was all backed up anyway.  

Having formatted my PC, and having installed a fresh Windows 7 OS, I tried once again to download Windows 10.  Microsoft said my PC was not even upgradeable, and therefore would not even download the upgrade!  LoL  This was strange, since the Windows 7 was upgradeable before I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7 using the same Windows 7 install CD that I previously had.

Then, I remembered the Windows 10 DVD I had made using the Media Creator Tool.  One last try. ...

The Windows 10 DVD worked with no problems.  So although Microsoft said my Windows 7 PC was not upgradeable just an hour earlier, it did upgrade to Windows 10 with the DVD.

 

i need a nap.  LoL

 

 

 

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Brethren,

I read a reliable article on how Microsoft is using updates to Windows 7 and 8 systems to install the spyware that they incorporated into Windows 10.

The primary two updates are: (1) KB3075249, and, (2) KB3080149.

Here is the article link: http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/21455-microsoft-increases-secrecy-expands-spyware-to-windows-7-and-8

I am on the verge of changing over my computer system to Linux / Ubuntu. Anybody got any recommendations?

 

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Jim-Alaska, Alan, and John81 ,I agree 100%.  While we are NOT doing "anything wrong", what if (and possibly in the very near future) a governmental decree declares it illegal to give a tract to someone or to try to witness to someone? (say they use words such as harrassment or some-such "hate crime" nonsense), it would then be illegal to mention the plan of salvation to others, and let's speculate that since they are tracking people, they notice in my posts anywhere on the internet I posted a bible verse pertaining to salvation. I would then be in legal trouble.  Don't think it CAN'T happen here, sadly, I believe it will. Obama has already stated that "fundamental Christians need to CHANGE their viewpoints regarding same sex marriages" (he doesn't CARE what the bible says and he doesn't CARE what God says, and he sure doesn't CARE what a minority of people who didn't vote for him say either), and so what if I tried to witness to an LGBT person?  In the near future there may be legal ramifications.  I think it's coming soon! While Christian values USED to play a big part in the way this country "did business" and made laws,  we are now in the minority.  Just look at the unconstitutional "laws" put into place by the current administration over the last several years.  Things we once thought we'd not see in our lifetimes are happening right before our eyes and not only are they given applause by the majority of Americans... some things are now laws! Did you or I get to vote on same sex marriage? No, it was decreed by APPOINTED judges who rule by international law now and not US precedence anymore. I'm sure those judges get their pockets filled as much as the other greedy politicians do. Even if we had gotten the opportunity to vote on such issues, since we are now a minority, I doubt the outcome would have been much different.   You may think I am being an "alarmist", yet I think there are quite a lot of things we should get alarmed about. 

Don't get me wrong... I do hold to the pre-trib rapture of the church (bride/saved), and I know we are not appointed to wrath. I know we are not going to go through THE tribulation (Jacob's trouble), but I do know in life we will have tribulation (Romans 5:3 et al) and I cannot speculate just how much we will have to go through before He comes in the clouds for us.  We've enjoyed a relatively nice long period of no persecution towards us for our belief.  Now that our country doesn't stand with Israel (even though many of us personally do) I wonder if that blessing we formerly enjoyed will become a curse? Yes, I do believe things are going to get bad here... I don't know how bad, I'm not going to stock up on food, etc. because I trust God to see me through, and I know He will never leave me nor forsake me (as Hebrews 13:5 teaches).  But to think things CAN'T get bad here as far as persecution on Christians, would be sticking your head in the sand.

 

 

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More Microsoft frustrations.  LoL

 

last month, Microsoft told me my PC was compatible for the Windows 10 from Windows 7 Upgrade.  I went through all kinds of hoops trying to upgrade, as my previous post relayed.

However, last week, in the middle of the night, I noticed my PC was shutting down.  It does this for upgrades of drivers and security patches anyway, so I was not concerned.  Until,... I noticed what the Upgrade was.  It was upgrading my Windows 10 system to Windows 10"  what???

after it completed the Upgrade, it asked for my Windows 7 Product Key.  I typed it in, and Microsoft would not accept it.  Invalid, it said.  

No matter how I tried, the number was no good.

needless to say, I rolled the system back to factory settings Wednesday.  Windows 7 is once again my OS after two hours of drivers and patches being downloaded and installed to get it up-to-date... along with a pop-up window that informed me that my Pc was not compatible with Windows 10.   LoL

fine!  I'll just stick with Windows 7.  No problem.

Yesterday evening, I had another pop-up.  Microsoft wants to put me in queue for the windows 10 Upgrade,... and my PC is compatible.  RoFL

 

I need a vacation.

 

 

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Unfortunately for us the government and major corporations are in cahoots and when it's decided Bible believing Christians are the enemy and it's time to go after them they will both work together to target, betray, set up, lock up, cast away all in their large dragnet.

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Brethren,

I read a reliable article on how Microsoft is using updates to Windows 7 and 8 systems to install the spyware that they incorporated into Windows 10.

The primary two updates are: (1) KB3075249, and, (2) KB3080149.

Here is the article link: http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/21455-microsoft-increases-secrecy-expands-spyware-to-windows-7-and-8

I am on the verge of changing over my computer system to Linux / Ubuntu. Anybody got any recommendations?

 

Bro. Alan,

If you haven't made a decision on a Linux OS yet, I'd like to give my recommendation if that's okay.

Ubuntu is a great OS, however, out of all of the myriad of Linux OS's available, Ubuntu is the one that shares some of your information with other parties. Granted, it doesn't come anywhere close to what Microsoft does, but they do still share some of your information. I also don't care for the way Ubuntu looks...but that's my opinion. Some people love it. For quite some time, the most popular Linux OS has been Linux Mint. It's one that I would recommend too. 

If you're new to Linux, there are two OS's that I would recommend above all others...

  1. ChaletOS - ChaletOS is a very nice and modern-looking Linux OS that I highly recommend. It was specifically made to make people feel a little more at ease when coming from Windows to Linux. Installation is easy, but there are a couple of pop up notifications that might confuse you...just read them carefully so you'll know what to do. If I wasn't using my own Linux OS, this is the one that I would use. I was using it before I made my own.
  2. PeppermintOS - If you have an older computer without much RAM, this is a great Linux OS to use. Out of every Linux OS I've ever tried, Peppermint uses the least amount of RAM. That doesn't mean you can't use it on a new computer though...it would fly on a newer computer. It's not as modern-looking as ChaletOS, but it performs absolutely great. Installation is VERY easy.

Both of these have 32 and 64 bit versions available, and both will receive updates until 2019...after that, you'd need to reinstall their new versions again. Like most Linux OS's, both of these have forums that you can join and ask questions if you need any help, and both of their forums are very willing to help.

Others may recommend other OS's than what I have, but after having tried many Linux OS's, those are the ones that I would most recommend.

Though I've stopped developing chrestos (the Linux OS that I made), it can still be downloaded and used if anyone wants to try it. However, installation is a bit more complicated for someone who has never done it before...but I do have installation videos on the website. However, my OS is for 64 bit computers only. The good thing about mine is that once you install it, it's good forever...you'll get updates for life...you'll never have to reinstall it again.

Whatever you decide, realize that there is a learning curve with Linux...but don't let that deter you. Take advantage of their forums, and don't be afraid to ask questions. I use Linux about 99% of the time now. About the only time I use our Windows computer is when I run virus and malware scans with Avast and Malwarebytes. :nuts:

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No Nicolaitans,

Thanks for that information.

I tried Ubuntu a few years ago.  I got it from a magazine, Computer Shopper, I think.  You could run it from a DVD or from your hard disk.  It gave an easy way to install it beside windows with dual boot.  I had no problems installing it but just could not work out how to use it. 

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No Nicolaitans,

Thanks for that information.

I tried Ubuntu a few years ago.  I got it from a magazine, Computer Shopper, I think.  You could run it from a DVD or from your hard disk.  It gave an easy way to install it beside windows with dual boot.  I had no problems installing it but just could not work out how to use it. 

Yes sir, Ubuntu can be confusing to someone new to Linux. It was also the first Linux OS that I tried, and it almost made me abandon trying Linux.   :icon_confused:   :bang:    :nuts:

I'm not a fan of Ubuntu...

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