YES to all of the above .
microsoft has access to all system files for windows and can play with them to its heart content during update process.
if you have forgotten where all you have posted , simply check your sent items folder to see where your posts are and go check there for answers.
prevents our net nanny from getting upset.
"Iguana" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
Can Microsoft delete files on my computer through VISTA without my consent?
If so, what files can be deleted?
Can files be accessed by them the same way?
Again, if so, does anyone have a link to website documenting this?