Originally Posted by John VV
Microsoft HAS NO BUSINESS CHANGING MY SETTINGS !!!!!
Actually, in a legal sense, they probably
do have that right. People do not buy the operating system. They buy the privilege of using
it. The OS remains the legal property of MS and users are bound to the stipulations of the purchase contract. It has been a while since I read it, but if I remember correctly, there are provisions governing what may and may not be installed, and MS having the right to check computers for "illegal" content, et cetera. I am sure the legal wording can be used to justify "MS changing the settings." If
that were the case, but it is not. MS is not changing settings. They are simply not allowing users to change them. (Which, of course, is a reason to not like using Windows.)