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    I don't have any email accounts added I...

    I don't have any email accounts added



    I have not tried it yet, but one more thing I forgot to mention: I have Secure Boot disabled in BIOS
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    Yes, I believe I disabled Windows Update from...

    Yes, I believe I disabled Windows Update from automatically download and install drivers as I update drivers manually myself whenever needed. I don't remember how I did that, but I think I used the...
  3. Thread: Cleaning unused drivers by antares
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Cleaning unused drivers

    I remember long time ago I used an app called GhostBuster that would remove unused drivers from Windows. Is that app still compatible? If not, any other suggested app that does the job? Thanks
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    “Your organization manages updates on this PC” Win 11 PC Health Check

    Hi all, I downloaded and installed the Microsoft official PC Health Check app and when I run it it halts with the message "Your organization manages updates on this PC. For info about getting Windows...
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    Thanks Dalchina and Ronald for your replies. I...

    Thanks Dalchina and Ronald for your replies. I downloaded the standalone installer and all is good now. Probably as a forum member replied in the Updates section, it must be a server issue with...
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    "We couldn't install this update but you can try again 0x80070541"

    I get the following error when installing the optional update (my current version is the latest 20H2 19042.868), I restart, check for Updates and it keeps showing up in a loop, any hint? Thanks
    ...
  7. Thread: Uninstall Flash Player? by antares
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 3,590

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb457758...

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb4577586-update-for-the-removal-of-adobe-flash-player-october-27-2020-931521b9-075a-ce54-b9af-ff3d5da047d5
  8. Thread: "Program Manager This App is preventing shutdown" by antares
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 2 Views 2,149

    "Program Manager This App is preventing shutdown"

    Hi all, lately when trying to shut down a blue screen shows up displaying: "Program Manager: This App is preventing shutdown", and I'm given the option of "Shut down anyways" or "Cancel". If I choose...
  9. Thread: Uninstall Flash Player? by antares
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 3,590

    I found the definitive Microsoft Official...

    I found the definitive Microsoft Official Uninstaller that will completely delete Flash from Windows. Here you can find the uninstaller specific for your Windows OS.
  10. Thread: Uninstall Flash Player? by antares
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 3,590

    Thanks everyone, I followed all steps, deleted...

    Thanks everyone, I followed all steps, deleted all files folders related to Macromed Flash, still the Flash Player applet is present in Control Panel. I found the following info:

    The...
  11. Thread: Uninstall Flash Player? by antares
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 12 Views 3,590

    Uninstall Flash Player?

    In Control Panel I see a "Flash Player (32-bit)" icon. In Windows Apps there's no Flash Player entry to uninstall it, so I downloaded the Flash Player Uninstaller from Adobe's site. I ran the...
  12. Thread: BIOS Backup? by antares
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 1,646

    Thanks Denis, given the importance of BIOS for...

    Thanks Denis, given the importance of BIOS for proper POST I think it's safer to go with the screenshot manual method and not depend on an automated method prone to errors, regards
  13. Thread: BIOS Backup? by antares
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 1,646

    Thanks, yes I think that taking photos of each...

    Thanks, yes I think that taking photos of each screen and to manually restore custom settings if need be is the only way. Those instructions I think apply only to Dell Desktops and All in ones, not...
  14. Thread: BIOS Backup? by antares
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 1,646

    BIOS Backup?

    I will be repasting my Dell XPS 15 9570 notebook's CPU/GPU. This involves keeping the battery disconnected during the procedure, will this erase the BIOS settings? If so, is there any way of backing...
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    In this thread I speculated about deleting those...

    In this thread I speculated about deleting those registry keys in 20H2 to revert the Start Menu back to 2004 and that article confirms that. Will test it later. Thanks!
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    Thanks dalchina, will explore those links

    Thanks dalchina, will explore those links
  17. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    I like to keep my taskbar as clean as possible,...

    I like to keep my taskbar as clean as possible, but then that is a personal preference of course

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    I just tested "Open This PC. Right click on empty space>properties. You...
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    Change color of tiles in Windows Start Menu?

    Does anyone know how to change the color of individual tiles in the Windows Start Menu? By default the color will match the Start Menu background color and there's no Windows setting that will allow...
  19. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    I use the Start Menu very frequently, it's the...

    I use the Start Menu very frequently, it's the launching pad for all my apps and the way it's organized and the way I see it impacts my workflow. So yes, it is very important.
  20. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    Interesting! Did you try the hacks mentioned in...

    Interesting! Did you try the hacks mentioned in the comments? They work in 2004, wonder if they do in 20H2 "Open This PC. Right click on empty space>properties. You are welcome :)" "Or you can just...
  21. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    Yes I read about that, too sad. I don't care for...

    Yes I read about that, too sad. I don't care for cosmetic changes, only for under the hood engine upgrades, but it seems developers are lazy to make real important changes that matter for performance.
  22. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    Well, the only thing that bothers me about 20H2...

    Well, the only thing that bothers me about 20H2 is the new Start Menu and the migration of legacy settings menu to the modern interface (i.e. System Info, etc). It took me 10 minutes to decide to...
  23. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    Luckily I backed up and was able to "downgrade"...

    Luckily I backed up and was able to "downgrade" back to version 2004, I can't stand the new Start Menu. I found there's a registry hack in version 2004 to upgrade to the new Start Menu without...
  24. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    Hi Steve, when I upgrade to 20H2 from version...

    Hi Steve, when I upgrade to 20H2 from version 2004 I notice that the Start Menu changed, the tiles organization, size,color, transparency, etc, it just feels completely different. I would like to...
  25. Thread: Disable 20H2 new Start Menu? by antares
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 20 Views 10,710

    Disable 20H2 new Start Menu?

    I upgraded from Windows 10 version 2004 to 20H2. Is there a way to disable the new start menu and revert it back to what it was in version 2004? Thanks
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