Windows 10: Does Microsoft take over? Solved

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  1.    26 Jul 2016 #21

    Winuser said: View Post
    It doesn't? 3D Builder, Alarm Clock, Get Office, Groove Music, Movies & TV plus a few more are bloatware as far as I'm concerned.


    Ditto that. Anything NOT essential to the OS, I consider to be bloatware. We should have had the option to install those from the Store. After all, if we uninstall an App, we retain the ownership rights to re-install from the Store. Why couldn't they just give us a list of Apps we own and let us install them from the Store at Our discretion ? The All Apps list is just cluttered with unwanted or un-needed Apps
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  2.    26 Jul 2016 #22

    Deblk said: View Post
    Thanks...I did that. So far so good

    I just upgraded a brand new Windows 8 desktop today (yes, 8, it's been in an unopened box for 3 yrs). After activating, I copied the Windows ISO from my ext drive to the desktop, mounted and ran w/o DVD or USB. Fully installed in 30 minutes.
    Only complication was customer wanted a different Local User name (no MS acct) than I assigned and I found out how hard it is to change it. But, at least, there was little to copy over to a new account profile. Thanks, Brink, for the 7 tutorial on doing this, as many sites have it just plain wrong on how to do this on 10 Home and it's not a uncommon thing, given the install dialogues -
    User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Posts : 11,254
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       26 Jul 2016 #23

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  4.    26 Jul 2016 #24

    Disregard the conspiracy theories. I upgraded my three computers. Two had issues with the upgrade so I backed up my HDDs and added an SSD and did a clean install. Make sure to do a custom installation and deselect all the telemetry. Install Spybot Antibeacon and you'll be fine. Other than the steep learning curve to learn the new interface and tweaks, I've been very impressed with Win10. It's faster than Win7
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    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
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       27 Jul 2016 #25

    Would like to say a big thankyou to everybody for your input.

    I have to say I am loving it and am glad I took the bull by the horns and went for it
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       27 Jul 2016 #26

    Deblk said: View Post
    Would like to say a big thankyou to everybody for your input.

    I have to say I am loving it and am glad I took the bull by the horns and went for it
    Good Job Deblk !!! Now your all set for the Big Update come Aug 2nd
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  7. Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
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       27 Jul 2016 #27

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Good Job Deblk !!! Now your all set for the Big Update come Aug 2nd
    ....hope that goes well
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       27 Jul 2016 #28

    Deblk said: View Post
    ....hope that goes well
    You should ALWAYS make a complete image backup 1st ....then if something does go wrong, you can restore your OS to a good working version. I will be making my image backup tomorrow, for insurance. I use Macrium Reflect myself. Keep your image backups on a 2nd drive, or external drive.
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  9.    27 Jul 2016 #29

    Maybe I missed this. Why hasn't anyone mentioned settings and then the privacy icon? Even after you do the custom install you will want to go in there. There are additional options you can turn off in regards to telemetry. Also, don't blanket turn off everything in the custom setup or you will accidently cutoff Smartscreen, which is part of the security protecting Windows. Finally, go into the personalization icon in settings as well. Go to start and cut off suggested apps.

    You really don't need any third party tools, just spend some time getting to know the OS. I have found everything people complain about, including the messages you get in the notification center, can easily be adjusted and/or cutoff via an option under settings.
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