I asked my boss if I could slipstream SP2 plus these updates onto our Windows XP Pro CD. (We're on a slow internet connection, so until we get a speed upgrade, it takes more than 30 minutes to update Windows after a clean install.) Anyway, he came back and asked about the security of doing this:
- How confident am I that there's no secret code embedded to hijack important data after Windows is installed?
- How do I know the integrated update pack won't phone home?
- What's with the ads? Is Ryan in cahoots with Google?
The way the questions are stated, I'm aware that it sounds kind of cynical. I'm sure people will say, "How can you just trust Microsoft? How can you trust anybody?" I honestly don't know. I see a site, it looks legit, I see a lot of people using it, and I haven't heard anything bad about it.
Any thoughts on what to tell him? Thanks!