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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #435 on: March 13, 2021, 06:09:19 AM »
Another one yesterday, that basically took all day.

Now, a quick disk cleanup shows I can delete the previous Windows installations...29.8GB... rubschin:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #436 on: March 13, 2021, 07:35:19 AM »
Another one yesterday, that basically took all day.

Now, a quick disk cleanup shows I can delete the previous Windows installations...29.8GB... rubschin:

I'm picking up a second-hand Asus Laptop this morning to use as a backup.

The seller is going to 'Factory Reset' it which presumably means I'll be downloading updates until June before I can use it... ::)
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #437 on: March 13, 2021, 11:09:12 AM »
Another update I didn't want overnight Thursday.  All the files I was working on saved as weird named autorecovered files

And then another one last night did it again.  I go into the settings to find that for reasons known only to Microshit they have decided this PC is Mrs K's and not mine.   FFS  Banghead
 
Think I've sorted it
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #438 on: March 16, 2021, 07:19:51 AM »
Since the latest update, startup times increased considerably and Firefox takes ages to initially load too  cussing:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #439 on: March 16, 2021, 12:51:29 PM »
Another irritating thing is Cortana - easy enough to take it out of the startup programs, but it will fire up if you use the search function from the start button.  A quick bit of regeditry kills it off for good.

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #440 on: March 16, 2021, 01:03:06 PM »
Another irritating thing is Cortana - easy enough to take it out of the startup programs, but it will fire up if you use the search function from the start button.  A quick bit of regeditry kills it off for good.
:thumbsup:  never noticed that but what a sneaky bit of Microsoftery
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #441 on: March 16, 2021, 02:10:57 PM »
Another irritating thing is Cortana - easy enough to take it out of the startup programs, but it will fire up if you use the search function from the start button.  A quick bit of regeditry kills it off for good.

Never noticed it...  rubschin:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #442 on: March 16, 2021, 02:20:32 PM »
Another irritating thing is Cortana - easy enough to take it out of the startup programs, but it will fire up if you use the search function from the start button.  A quick bit of regeditry kills it off for good.

Never noticed it...  rubschin:

Only since the latest update - prior to that you could just turn it off via a pill switch or Speech, inking, & typing, and click "Stop getting to know me."

Now it seems, regedit or gpedit.msc.

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #443 on: March 16, 2021, 02:40:31 PM »
Another irritating thing is Cortana - easy enough to take it out of the startup programs, but it will fire up if you use the search function from the start button.  A quick bit of regeditry kills it off for good.

Never noticed it...  rubschin:

Only since the latest update - prior to that you could just turn it off via a pill switch or Speech, inking, & typing, and click "Stop getting to know me."

Now it seems, regedit or gpedit.msc.
Didn't that organisation I best not name (but rhymes with Bee You) get really tough with them for doing stuff like that?
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #444 on: May 13, 2021, 02:48:46 PM »
Another one...fired up the PC at about 08:30 - "Preparing PC, do not turn off"...still nothing happening 6 hours later...turned it off and on again and all seems fine  rubschin:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #445 on: May 13, 2021, 02:50:28 PM »
Another one...fired up the PC at about 08:30 - "Preparing PC, do not turn off"...still nothing happening 6 hours later...turned it off and on again and all seems fine  rubschin:

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