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    If you don't want microsoft to spy on you, you need to change the boot.ini file in system 32. the easiest way is to download a great utility called "system internals" it is a free program. It can be found at www.sysinternals.com. click the boot execute tab, there you will see your boot execute file, right click on the tab and use the "jump to" tab and it will bring you to the file in the registry. rename the autocheck autochk * to (value not set) and enter. this utility is pretty easy to use and it will disable WGA and OGA also if you want. Before closing system internals uncheck the autocheck autochk * box. and there you go no more spying by microsoft. Naturally reboot after the changes, and your computer will even boot faster. Lastly make sure and change automatic updates to only download and install updates after they get your permission or turn updates off. They made me mad with all their revalidation junk after i bought the program. i hope this helps.

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    Autocheck appears to be unrelated to any form of Microsoft "spying" and more a legitimate file processing tool
    required by the os under certain circumstances.
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    I don't want to panic you Michael,but you know the guy who put out sysinternals has worked for Microsoft for many years now, right?

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