Bub wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 06:50:
If you want to turn off the snooping, you will have to BUY the Enterprise version.
1. AFAIK you can't "Buy" (retail-wise) the enterprise version. It's Volume Licensed Only. The only other way to get a copy would be an MSDN account.
2. Even with the Enterprise version locked down with policy, it still phones home when you click the start button (even with Cortana Disabled and Telemetry Policy set to completely OFF).
The only way to get rid of the Home Phoning is with DISM for taking the packages out of an image prior to OS install, or "Install_WIM_Tweak" to uninstall packages on an already installed OS.
Read this Forum Thread to figure out all the undesirable packages you can't uninstall normally: Completely eradicate Telemetry, Defender, One drive, Cortana (and other things).
I also posted an example with Install_wim_tweak here
The two methods I mentioned are the ONLY way to get rid of the phone home crap (among other bundled crap). These methods will work for the other versions (Pro, Home, Etc.) as well.
Also... a new build will be forced down on non LTS versions... meaning you will probably have to run the install_wim_tweak batch file you create, again, to again get rid of the crap.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!