Chew 7 is the only activation solution that disables the loathed "calling home" feature (spyware) that is embedded into the software protection platform of Windows. In Windows XP days, when WGA was first released, it quickly became apparent to the more self conscious technologically inclined users, that Microsoft was retrieving personally identifiable information from its users without notice on a daily basis (every time the system boots up and then on a 24 hour interval after that). Now they have switched to a robust "software protection platform" built into the framework of the operating system itself, and they have changed this 24 hour grab interval to something much less conspicuous ΓΓé¼ΓÇ¥ 14 days, so it's no wonder most people haven't caught on to what's happening. Even with a firewall installed, most of us are inclined to simply ignore notices about Windows components connecting to the internet without apparent cause. Private information like names and internet protocol addresses, browsing history, and sometimes even files that they deem to require further investigation, are being sent over the internet. What do they do with all this information? It's anyone's guess, but the way we see it, it's certainly an invasion of rights to privacy. Will they admit to it? Probably not; it's spyware after all.