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30 plus Microsoft Windows 7 features phone home in accordance with Privacy supplement

Microsoft is making no secret of the Windows 7 features that phone home, and, in fact, offers a full disclosure on Windows 7 Privacy Statement webpage. All the information disclosed is publicly accessible, and has been so even before the RTM of Windows Vista’s successor.

Quick list of features and components that phone home:

1. Activation product key 2. Device Information Retrieval 3. Device Manager 4. Dynamic Update 5. Event Viewer 6. Gadgets 7. Games Folder 8. Error Reporting for Handwriting Recognition 9. Personalization Training 10. IME Word Registration (available in Japanese IME only) 11. Installation Improvement Program 12. Microsoft Error Reporting Service 13. Plug and Play 14. Program Compatibility Assistant 15. Program Properties Compatibility Tab 16. Rights Management Services (RMS) Client 17. Teredo Technology 18. Update Root Certificates 19. Windows Anytime Upgrade 20. Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) 21. Windows Defender 22. Windows File Association 23. Windows Help 24. Help Experience Improvement Program 25. Windows Speech Recognition 26. Windows Time Service 27. Windows Troubleshooting 28. Windows Internet Explorer 8 29. Update Services 30. Microsoft Genuine Advantage 31. Windows Media Center 32. Microsoft Windows Media Player

Full Details: Windows 7 Privacy Supplement

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