--- @cpa wrote
I went to that answers.microsoft thread, I made a post over there, below is a copy
--- reinstalling the drivers for the network solved the problem for me ---
I have been on Win7 a long time. When the first reviews came out in favor of Win10, I installed it on my laptop. For many various reasons, I wasn't happy with it, and went back to Win7.
Several months later, I tried again, same result. Full details are beyond the point of this post.
I just tried Win10 again, this time on my desktop. I am *trying* to stay with it. A major thing that is difficult getting used to is Windows ramming updates down my throat.
As the first go-rounds of trying Win10 were on the laptop, I had the Wifi set as 'metered' so that I could install updates when I wanted to. But with the desktop I am unable to do that.
Windows network discovery, is a separate issue, but it is what brought me here. I frequently use the home network to backup important files. And *every* time I run my backup, I have to go into 'advanced sharing options' and turn on network discovery. It just doesn't stay set, keeps reverting back. This was happening with Win7 and continued with Win10.
I tried trouble-shooting to no avail, it wasn't worth the time and gave up. Before I ran my backups, it was automatic to click on the network icon and re-set for network discovery.
After a session at my desktop today, I was dismayed to NOT see the network icon in the tray. And Windows was really acting strange. I tried several times to turn the icon off and on, but when I did, it would *turn OTHER icons* off and on. The internet was working fine but, I could not get the network icon to show.
Internet search brought me to this thread. After trying several different solutions, I found that reinstalling the drivers for the network solved the problem for me.
In the process, I found a new setting for Windows updates "defer upgrades". The 'learn more' link took me to
Defer upgrades in Windows 10
"Some Windows 10 editions let you defer upgrades to your PC. When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available."
Well gee thanks Microsoft.
Obviously, your latest Win10 update did something screwy. It is painfully apparent that this is how it is going to be ... so I sure as hell don't wan't "the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available".