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  1.    20 Nov 2015 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    It might even be useful.
    The longer you have an OS image running, the more it is fiddled with and strays from the "optimum" settings for it.
    I don't know how often I have had to reset software back to it's default, then set it where I want it(at that point in time) because I have made so many changes.
    These upgrade/updates default resets, clean up the WinSxS too, which helps get rid of stability problems, no biggie, reset your settings in 10-15 minutes initially, then as you find them.
    I try my best not to make tweaks to the registry and automate the changes that I do. Also I have everything set up so when I do set up my own theme I can do it again as simply as possible. It's just a thing we have to understand and know what to expect when updates come down the pipe,
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  2.    20 Nov 2015 #12
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,972
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    I like to reset stuff up, maybe in a different way. But... Just like Win7 & Win8.1 when the novelty of the new OS wears off, and I have thoroughly explored what I can do with it, and what breaks what, it'll be a last clean install, install software and drivers, run winsat formal, and just let Microsoft take care of Windows, no real theming or changes, just a new wallpaper once in a while. pretty boring but solid as a rock. For experimenting, I'll use a VM and try the latest Debian , Arch, Red Hat, BSD based OS's
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  3.    20 Nov 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Brighton, Colorado
    Posts : 81
    Windows 10 Pro

    By the time I realize MS changed something, I forgot how I had it and changed it.

    Now what was my name again?????
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  4.    20 Nov 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 297
    Windows 7 (SP1)

    I did a clean install so missed most of the changes. however

    It ignored most of my privacy choices when installing i turned everything but smart screen off during the customised install, only to find everything i had turned off set to 'on' when i checked them !

    Advertising has been introduced in the start menu..
    Updategate II: Microsoft responds to reports of ads in the Windows 10 Start Menu- The Inquirer
    Of course this is 'for our convenience' in other words my start menu really is not MY start menu, though you can at least for now turn off this feature.

    Never before have i seen a O.S. with as many third party privacy hacks as Windows 10, and coming from big brand names too for free.

    I don't seem able to find anywhere to stop device driver upgrades either the menu i used in the earlier build has changed.. another hack needed perhaps

    The context menu shows windows defender, even if you don't use it.

    Frankly i don't trust windows 10, makes me thing that privacy settings don't actually do what they say, which is why I have moved over to Linux Mint for my work where confidentiality is important to me and the people i work for. I will continue to use Windows 10 for entertainment and games, but nothing that require that information remains private, Like e-mail, letters, spreadsheets, graphical work etc.
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  5.    20 Nov 2015 #15
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,972
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    Frankly i don't trust windows 10, makes me thing that privacy settings don't actually do what they say, which is why I have moved over to Linux Mint for my work where confidentiality is important to me and the people i work for. I will continue to use Windows 10 for entertainment and games, but nothing that require that information remains private, Like e-mail, letters, spreadsheets, graphical work etc.
    Nothing wrong with that(my opinion).
    At least you did, and not like a lot of other users and just say: "I'm thinking about moving to Linux"(They should just do it already & stop complaining).
    I used use Win7 and Ubuntu like that. In my case I found Windows 7 not that stable(too many problems with the Hub controllers) and Ubuntu solid as a rock. But since Win8.1 I have had no problems and moved back to windows, with Ubuntu in a VM.
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  6.    21 Nov 2015 #16
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,435
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    I did a clean install so missed most of the changes. however
    ...
    Advertising has been introduced in the start menu..
    Updategate II: Microsoft responds to reports of ads in the Windows 10 Start Menu- The Inquirer
    Of course this is 'for our convenience' in other words my start menu really is not MY start menu, though you can at least for now turn off this feature.

    I don't seem able to find anywhere to stop device driver upgrades either the menu i used in the earlier build has changed.. another hack needed perhaps

    The context menu shows windows defender, even if you don't use it. ...
    Hi, there is a tutorial in this forum on disabling specific driver updates.
    I have Windows Defender disabled as a consequence of installing Bitdefender, and don't see a Windows Defender context menu option.
    You can
    a. Disable Windows Defender permanently (disabling it by Windows option simply means it returns later!)
    b. Use Shellexview (e.g.) to find and disable most context menu entries you don't want.

    Use a start menu that respects the inherited start menu folder structure like Classic Shell. (For me Windows 10 start menu simply trashes my traditional start menu structure, rendering it useless).
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  7.    21 Nov 2015 #17
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,435
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    So given the way MS overrides some user set file associations in such an upgrade, I went looking for a way to back these up and restore them.

    (I don't want to have to struggle to use my browser, chosen photo program etc after the two big updates in 2016).

    A quick look only found this (which I've not tried):
    There is a way to make a backup copy of the file associations and restore:

    Backup

    FTYPE> backup_types.txt
    ASSOC> backup_ext.txt Restoration

    FOR / F "tokens =* delims ="% G IN (backup_types.txt) DO FTYPE% G
    FOR / F "tokens =* delims ="% G IN (backup_ext.txt) DO ASSOC% G

    (To use the two previous lines in a batch file, replace by%% G% G)


    OK, if that works, I could create a bat file out of it... has anyone come across anything more convenient?
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  8.    21 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    Windows sounds turned back on for me. WTH. Why? WHY? I turn on the computer, and Disney's Star Tours blasts out my speakers. I spilled my glass of milk.
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  9.    21 Nov 2015 #19
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Kenner
    Posts : 218
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Since the upgrade I'm not able to change default apps. The default for varies apps are Windows TWINUI. When I attempt to make a change it takes me to my desk top. worked fine before the update...
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  10.    21 Nov 2015 #20
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,972
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by gtspeck View Post
    Since the upgrade I'm not able to change default apps. The default for varies apps are Windows TWINUI. When I attempt to make a change it takes me to my desk top. worked fine before the update...
    Have you tried changing them through Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs instead of the settings app?
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