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I heard a rumor that Windows 2000/Office XP would scan your hard drive to see what applications were installed and send the configuration back to Microsoft when you connect to the internet. Is there any truth to this?

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http://www.microsoft.com/info/privacy.htm

This spells out what they do and do not collect and what they do with that information.  There are enough "conspiracy theorists" watching every move that MS makes in this area that if they were indeed doing such things with Office XP, that you'd have seen headlines about it.

My opinion is that they are not doing this.  They seem only to be collecting the license string and the country of origin for the Office XP product.  
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