Windows 10: why does microsoft think I want everything they think I want

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  1.    29 Nov 2017 #1

    why does microsoft think I want everything they think I want


    I only play spider solitaire 2 suits random and have for a long time, I always play as guest because I do not need an xbox or the stupid name I was given by Microsoft. Yesterday Microsoft discovered data from windows 8 cloud and downloaded it, I didn't want it and now I only have the option of playing solvable games of solitaire. I don't want that either. How can I put the games to random and delete the xbox option.
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  2.    13 Dec 2017 #2

    jburg said: View Post
    I only play spider solitaire 2 suits random and have for a long time, I always play as guest because I do not need an xbox or the stupid name I was given by Microsoft. Yesterday Microsoft discovered data from windows 8 cloud and downloaded it, I didn't want it and now I only have the option of playing solvable games of solitaire. I don't want that either. How can I put the games to random and delete the xbox option.

    Hi there.
    @jburg

    If you like those old games - I play them too -- especially Spider Solitaire --try with 4 suits --tricky !!! you can get the old W7 versions to run on W10. You'll have to google as whenever I post the link it gets deleted -- perhaps some Ms copyright issue here though. The file is readily available and works even with the latest W10 update.

    I also don't want Ad ridden Ms stuff from the store.

    Here's the classic spider solitaire -- no ads etc - 4 suit mode -- and incredibly difficult to solve -- these games are of course all random. I'm on W10 X64 Pro -- latest update.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    13 Dec 2017 #3

    I'm not aware of being able to delete the xbox option.
    Maybe a system restore back to a time prior to the windows 8 cloud download might help.
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  4.    13 Dec 2017 #4

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    I'm not aware of being able to delete the xbox option.
    Maybe a system restore back to a time prior to the windows 8 cloud download might help.
    Xbox will do nothing until started manually (click on it).
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       13 Dec 2017 #5

    See if this will help with Xbox, look at the bottom of section 2 Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    You can also disable one drive as well. I don't think you can uninstall it, but it can be disabled. Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration Apps Features Tutorials
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  6.    13 Dec 2017 #6

    essenbe said: View Post
    See if this will help with Xbox, look at the bottom of section 2 Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    You can also disable one drive as well. I don't think you can uninstall it, but it can be disabled. Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration Apps Features Tutorials
    I did Steve it is quite easy to do.
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  7. Posts : 10,696
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       13 Dec 2017 #7

    Thanks Josey. I did it a while ago. I don't know if it really disabled it or not, but I have had no issues with XBox kicking in.
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  •    13 Dec 2017 #8

    essenbe said: View Post
    Thanks Josey. I did it a while ago. I don't know if it really disabled it or not, but I have had no issues with XBox kicking in.
    I was referring to One Drive. Xbox does not do anything unless you turn it on Like Mike said.
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       13 Dec 2017 #9

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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       13 Dec 2017 #10

    HI,
    I ran across some of the stuff shutup10 does
    Security
    Password reveal button disabled
    User steps recorder disabled
    Telemetry disabled (sharing of error reports)

    Privacy
    Sharing app and writing data disabled
    Sharing of handwriting error reports disabled
    Inventory collector disabled
    Camera in logon screen disabled
    Advertising ID and info reset and disabled
    Transmission of typing information disabled
    Disable conducting experiments with this machine by Microsoft
    Advertisements via Bluetooth disabled

    App Privacy
    App access to user account information disabled
    Windows tracking of app starts disabled
    App access to diagnostic information disabled

    Web Browser Microsoft Edge
    Disable tracking in the web
    Disable page prediction
    Disable search and website suggestions
    Automatic completion of web addresses in address bar disabled

    Synchronization of Windows settings
    Disable synchronization of all settings
    Disable synchronization of design setting
    Disable synchronization of browser settings
    Disable synchronization of credentials (passwords)
    Disable synchronization of language settings
    Disable synchronization of accessibility settings
    Disable synchronization of advanced Windows settings

    Cortana (Personal Assistant)
    Cortana reset and disabled
    Input personalization disabled
    Cortana and search are disallowed to use location
    Web search from Windows Desktop Search disabled
    Display web results in Search disabled
    Download and updates to speech recognition and speech synthesis models disabled

    Location services
    Functionality to locate the system disabled
    Scripting functionality to locate the system disabled

    User Behavior
    Application telemetry disabled
    Diagnostic data from customizing user experiences disabled

    Windows update
    Windows Update via peer-to-peer disabled

    Lock screen
    Disable Windows spotlight
    Disable fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your lock screen

    Miscellaneous
    Feedback reminders disabled
    Extension of Windows 10 search with Bing disabled
    Disable automatic installation of recommended Windows store apps
    Disable tips, tricks and suggestions while using Windows
    Disable occasionally showing app suggestions in Start menu
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