windows 7

It is allowed to make exactly one backup copy
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 10
It is allowed to run windows directly on hardware and in a virtual machine as long as both run on the same computer and just one at a time
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 3d
IPv6 sends keep alive messages to microsoft, so that microsoft knows for how long your computer is running each day
solution: can be deactivated by netsh
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 7a, IPv6 Network Address Translation
Windows Media Player will contact microsoft periodically to update WMDRM data. Microsoft is also allowed to revoke permission it previously granted.
solution: you can prohibit media player updates
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 7a
Windows regualy checks the validity of its activation and therefor contacts microsoft sending your serial number and hardware specs
solition: disconnect network, unknown
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 5b
Plug and Play: If Windows does not have drivers for a connected device it will contact microsoft and automatically download those
solution: can be deactivated somehow
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 7a
Network Awareness: passively monitors your network or activly sends http queries
solution: active query feature can be deactivated in the registry
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 7a
Internet Explorer “Accelerators” send private information when just hovering them with the mouse
solution: do not use internet explorer
source: windows 7 license terms (EULA), section 7a
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