Win xp is it security secure?

  LAP 19:05 08 Oct 2004
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We have two computers xp + xp pro and have had no problems regarding security.

A friend who is thinking of up dating to xp has a book which states that Microsoft can access/hack your files via the registry. Is this the case?

  Valvegrid 19:29 08 Oct 2004

The question needs to be asked why would Microsoft want to do that? They would probably die of boredom reading most peoples files anyway.

  JonnyTub 19:34 08 Oct 2004

I don't think microsoft would risk hacking a humble end users machine. That and it's illegal. hacking that is.

  mgmcc 23:13 08 Oct 2004

Put it this way, when you go to Windows Update, the Product Key in your registry is checked to see if you are using a pirate copy or a blacklisted key, so in that respect Microsoft can and does directly access your PC's registry.

  JonnyTub 23:26 08 Oct 2004

yes, tha's true, but they still don't check your registry in the context that lap implies.

why bother?

  LAP 16:43 09 Oct 2004

Thanks everybody for your replies. I will pass on your comments. Thanks again.

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