The June 2008 update for the Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) is now available for both Vista RTM and Vista SP1.
“The Windows Vista Customer Experience Improvement Program collects information about how you use Windows Vista. The Windows Vista CEIP also collects information about any problems that you experience when you use Windows Vista. Microsoft uses this information to improve the features that you use most frequently. If you join the Windows Vista CEIP, Microsoft will use the information that is collected only to improve the software. Microsoft will not use this information to identify you or to contact you,” explained Microsoft.
Designed for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista (with or without Service Pack 1), the update will tweak the CEIP settings on the machines that are alread part of the experience improvement program. Users that have not joined CEIP will not receive the update. The new CEIP configuration will increase the quality of the data collected about the software solutions running on Vista which is subsequently sent to Microsoft. In order to access CEIP to either switch it on or off, you will have to navigate to Control Panel, System and Maintenance, Problem Reports and Solutions and in the left hand side corner, at the bottom select the Customer Experience Improvement Settings option.