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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2205 on: December 27, 2019, 07:18:43 PM »
Windows 10 2004 Under Development, Here Are the New Features
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-under-development-here-are-the-new-features/

For me that optional updates for drivers is a very good option, driver updates can be fraught with danger.  Generally I don't update drivers unless I'm having a specific issue with it.  There are obviously going to be exceptions, but to have the option not to have them installed automatically is good news to me.

New Cortana experience, my current experience is to have it killed, it would be nice to have an easy option to completely disable it.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2206 on: December 27, 2019, 08:24:19 PM »
Windows 10 2004 Under Development, Here Are the New Features
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-under-development-here-are-the-new-features/

For me that optional updates for drivers is a very good option, driver updates can be fraught with danger.  Generally I don't update drivers unless I'm having a specific issue with it.  There are obviously going to be exceptions, but to have the option not to have them installed automatically is good news to me.

New Cortana experience, my current experience is to have it killed, it would be nice to have an easy option to completely disable it.
Does this help? :)
https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-cortana-in-windows-10-4165920
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2207 on: December 27, 2019, 11:14:35 PM »
Windows 10 2004 Under Development, Here Are the New Features
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-2004-under-development-here-are-the-new-features/

For me that optional updates for drivers is a very good option, driver updates can be fraught with danger.  Generally I don't update drivers unless I'm having a specific issue with it.  There are obviously going to be exceptions, but to have the option not to have them installed automatically is good news to me.

New Cortana experience, my current experience is to have it killed, it would be nice to have an easy option to completely disable it.
Does this help? :)
https://www.lifewire.com/turn-off-cortana-in-windows-10-4165920

I had already found a way to turn off Cortana, but it would have been nice if MS had an option to completely disable it and more so somewhere that it isn't buried.  Or have to go through numerous screens to achieve this, but that wouldn't be in Microsoft s best interests would it all that data they can harvest ;)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2208 on: January 15, 2020, 12:07:08 PM »
It's time to update.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2209 on: January 22, 2020, 08:14:55 AM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2210 on: January 22, 2020, 10:36:50 AM »
Microsoft Tests Office 'Ads' in Windows 10 Wordpad
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-tests-office-ads-in-windows-10-wordpad/

Ha, Ha, no chance of me purchasing MS Orifice :)
I still have MS Office on my old XP Pro desktop, but the free LibreOffice on my win10 laptop.

Only a day or so ago I opened WordPad fir the first time on this win10 laptop.  A friend had just got a new win10 laptop and wanted to know if MS Word came with it.  I told him no, unless you purchase it and pointed him in the direction of WordPad, which should enough for his needs.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2211 on: January 22, 2020, 12:18:40 PM »
Microsoft Tests Office 'Ads' in Windows 10 Wordpad
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-tests-office-ads-in-windows-10-wordpad/

Ha, Ha, no chance of me purchasing MS Orifice :)
I still have MS Office on my old XP Pro desktop, but the free LibreOffice on my win10 laptop.

Only a day or so ago I opened WordPad fir the first time on this win10 laptop.  A friend had just got a new win10 laptop and wanted to know if MS Word came with it.  I told him no, unless you purchase it and pointed him in the direction of WordPad, which should enough for his needs.
I depend on PowerPoint and you can't just purchase it. Open Office isn't capable of doing all the things that are possible in Office. I wish it were.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2212 on: January 24, 2020, 04:46:44 PM »

Your Phone - Windows 10
Your Phone is an app developed by Microsoft for Windows 10.
Its main purpose is to connect Android or iOS devices to Windows 10 devices.
Start the app via Settings > Phone then add your phone.

It makes calling a contact or a phone# very easy right from your computer.
Sound quality on my system is better than using the phone directly.
Connection is via Bluetooth so you do need the phone close enough for pairing.




It can also show you your photos, messages and, notifications.
There's also a dial pad if you aren't calling from your contact list.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2213 on: January 29, 2020, 10:47:04 AM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2214 on: February 03, 2020, 06:54:57 AM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2215 on: February 10, 2020, 07:26:32 AM »
Windows 10 Start menu recommends Edge to Firefox users
https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/02/08/windows-10-start-menu-edge-ad/
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2216 on: February 12, 2020, 03:29:01 PM »
Time to update - If you haven't, do it now. :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2217 on: February 13, 2020, 07:43:49 AM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2218 on: February 13, 2020, 12:13:00 PM »
Windows 10: Update KB4532693 kills user data/profile
https://borncity.com/win/2020/02/13/windows-10-update-kb4532693-kills-user-data-profile/
Not anything I can confirm on the 2 PC's I updated yesterday.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #2219 on: February 13, 2020, 02:45:56 PM »
Windows 10: Update KB4532693 kills user data/profile
https://borncity.com/win/2020/02/13/windows-10-update-kb4532693-kills-user-data-profile/
Not anything I can confirm on the 2 PC's I updated yesterday.
No issues here either on the immediate three systems at hand.