The update take care of activation and validation components in Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7.
So if your Windows is 100% legal I can’t see what there is wrong in letting MS know that your not a pirate.
It’s not like that it leaks other information or gives you a great impact on latency and bandwidth.
Which is to protect the software against piracy.
Principle goes both ways.
And why is it that people always yell when Microsoft does it?
I didn’t see much yelling about EA and other software companies doing the exact same thing, not to mention Steam.
I am personally not yelling at MS, and if you have followed my post you will notice I rather stick up for them in most situations. I do think it is probably ok for any program to check for piracy, but a single check is all I think is necessary not periodically on going. Kind regards.
I don’t imagine anyone with legitimate software is against reasonable measures software vendors take to protect their rights, however, when over-the-top, problem inducing DRM is imposed, it becomes a different matter.