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Windows Diagnostic Tracking Service

Just got offered update KB3022345 to install Windows Diagnostic Tracking Service for Win 7 Pro, which is standard part of Win 10.

Here's what MS says:

DiagTrack - The Diagnostics Tracking Service

When you acquire, install and use the Program, Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage. For example, when you:

  • install the Program, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility,
  • use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing,
  • open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes and use it for purposes such as improving performance, or
  • enter text, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving auto complete and spell check features.

Sounds like just any other keystroke logger...

NO THANKS!

Ron

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  I am not a Dell employee

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With Windows 8.1, KB3022345 is causing “USB device not recognized” error messages on the desktop whenever you plug in a USB device, such as a phone or a flash drive... . Removing the update doesn’t solve the problem, so for the moment, the only way to fix it is a system restore that could get the computer to a previous state, when the update is not installed. 

[ Everything seems to be working fine in Windows 7.]

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Update-KB3022345-Said-to-Be-Causing-USB-Device-Not-Recognized...

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YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SOURCE THAT TEXT IS FOR THE DIAGNOSTICS TRACKING SERVICE.

That text is for the PREVIEW VERSION OF WINDOWS 10 in general.

Stop spreading nonsense. I had to make an account for this msg.

OP, will you answer to this? Or are you just a Microsoft hater with no backing to the claims you just googled from a questionable blog?

Also, the "corruptions"  are nothing you would ever notice. It was discovered by the people that scan their system daily.

They caused no real world problem to anyone before and after they were discovered.

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Quoting from my earlier post:

Update KB3022345 has been causing corruptions across thousands of computers, the issue is with Windows 7 and 8:

After installing this update you may notice two corrupt files after running SFC /SCANNOW. 

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Microsoft has officially acknowledged this in Revision 6.0 (21 May) of KB 3022345 , stating:

"This update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:

  • telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json
  • utc.app.json

The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update."

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Source:  

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2926179/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-patch-kb-3022345-break...

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Lest I be redundant, so glad I dogged this bullet. :emotion-4:

Ron

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  I am not a Dell employee

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You can just disable the DiagTrack service

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