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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    W10Privacy covers a lot of bases uninstall both User and System Apps and has the settings to block firewall, Tasks, Services, hosts along with common tweaks used by a lot
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    Win 10 hard freeze kills internet for whole house??

    Have you uninstalled metro apps or anything like that? tinkered with shutting down services? I disabled 1 service yesterday testing something and as the day went on net got slower and slower to the point that my provider hone page would not load. I thought it was external and called provider and...
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    Microsoft Edge..

    You can remove all the Metro APPS if you want. If you don't want to remove it then turn off live tile and unpin from start. Several have noticed strange things happening with Nov update 10586 where we removed some things and they started coming back. Disable Store Live Tile stops this for now...
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    There is a better one I think Win 10 Toggle Tweaker
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    What is your Windows 10 bloatware removal tricks?

    I use my OS to learn things from programming and keep up with current things because I have to. Its how I make my money staying on top of Windows since I work in a plant where most the machines run a form of Windows from Dos on up. They say we are moving to W10 in the future but we will be...
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    W7 to W10 - Do you still have to "upgrade" first?

    I can say that if you have an OEM machine since it uses an OEM key to actrivate, HP, Dell whatever and have upgraded OS from previous through the MS upgrade anytime thing then 10586 WILL NOT ACTIVATE. I even tried the Pro OEM key gatherstate fixed that problem.
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    Easiest and quickest way to make a bit for bit image?

    Same Pc's then? You could slipstream all your updates into one image. I used to do that and only had to update my image once a month or 2. I created a right click on the .wim file just for this. You copy the entire disk to the hard drive then right click on the install.wim. You have to download...
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    Windows 10 won't connect via USB to phones

    Waiting on the EU to sue them for all these privacy issues with Win 10 and using up peoples bandwith for BS. BTW after plugging my phone in this W10 crap installed a driver for a SAMSUNG Mobile USB Modem. My S4 mini is now a Modem... WTH
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    Some of those like candy crush, iheartradio you can just unpin and they disappear. No where on the all apps. Go to store I guess to get back Searching file contents you will find only reference to these embedded in...
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    How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

    yes once installed no need for the key any longer.
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    Windows 10 won't connect via USB to phones

    yep or you use same cable extension for about 3 years and it working with my phone's but Bro brought an external Usb drive over and I thought it was dead. Different port and cable and it showed up I see these everywhere in most stores, you don't buy them $2 dollar cables off the store counter...
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    How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

    Nope the adoption rate hasn't been that high according to top 7 OS http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-os-ww-daily-20150920-20151019
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    Maximinzing a window vertically by double clicking its edge

    Guess you never had to tune an older tv Vertical is the side, Horizontal is top and bottom. But to make it easier if you double click the title bar it should expand to fill screen
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    Windows 10 won't connect via USB to phones

    Might try a different cable or port. No drivers needed. Its just a usb connection so if not working on one OS most probably won't on another. Windows 10 I plug my S4 mini in and it pops up what do you want to do. Sync, Open device in explorer, nothing Open in explorer always been easiest thing...
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    How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

    Windows 10 build 10565 due November
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    troll? you the troll hangin around Windows discussions. why don't you go play in linux for losers land. Haven't you figured it out, nobody discussing this wants to hear what you have to say
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    Now I'm not a fanboy of this W10, I upgraded because I'm getting 35 ping on WoWs and WoT where I was getting 75 on W7 Hated to see this and what they are doing because I would pay for the OS gladly if we are given the option of opting out of this BS and make it easy to do. But to keep on top...
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    Now that's funny, finally got him to admit he has windows for gaming, because Linux can't do it. :D
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    Can't play any of the latest good games on arch now can we? :( 99.999% of people will go to work somewhere and the OS used in those work places is what? If you the 1% that can make it and you want the higher paying jobs you better know that inside and out. If you got a silver spoon in your...
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    Is this place legit for buying Win 7 Pro?

    Oh yeah I'd jump right on that best price. NOT
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    8.1 Re-Installation Help

    None All you had to do was just put new mobo in and plug in old key and if not work call.
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Is he 12 or 14?
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    How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

    Worked for me but follow instructions carefully. I at first had that gatherosstate.exe in a folder on desktop and it didn't work. Moved to desktop and I just right clicked and Run as Administrator, waited a little bit and the GenuineTicket.xml appeared.
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    All that is the comparison between apple and droid, what % is higher users? I been surfing with Windows 20 years and only ever caught 1 virus and that was I copied a help folder of a PLC program at work to a floppy and brought it home so I could further my knowledge, forgot it was in machine...
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    windows 10 how to prevent email from linking with local windows account?

    I heard that in that version it will no longer need MS account
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    How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

    This is Operating Systems forum The point you don't need a key
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    That's exactly what it is. You cannot clean install. You must upgrade first After that you can clean install to lean up your system. However there is a workaround http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1877354
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    How to clean install Windows 10 directly without upgrade

    I keep seeing this in the forums about a key for Windows 10 :confused: :eek: There is No Key needed There is NO KEY its a HWID (Hardware ID). No need to plug in a key when installing. In fact just choose skip on any screen that asks if you are upgrading. Only exception might be is you build...
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Got that right, lot of forums I go to can't even say shit it changes to sh**
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    No problems with the Fox here. I do use Host to block ads but that's about it. MVPS list
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    So you are just bending over. That's not in my nature but too each their own. I'll fight it just like removing all that crap background in Win 7 with light blue and flowers and butterfly. AARRGGHHH I removed that where I didn't have to look at that crap. Hack dll's, replacing images with one...
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    I simply use Live Mail Offline version at home even on this 10 and been doing that for long time. 10 version is so 0.03 and I couldn't figure out how to get my 3 accounts with saved items back in it. I do unattended quite a bit so I figured out how to copy everything over except the passwords I...
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    Cleaning the bloat from Windows 10

    OP hasn't been around, don't know why No way to know for sure, when TH_2 Release drops in Oct I read one place it was going to be 3GB, if so that's like a complete reinstall and will wipe most everything. Wait and see approach right now. There are methods to do a Block by Default firewall...
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Not talking about turning Cortana off. I uninstall as in folder empty Search in Explorer still works and search in documents Uninstall Microsoft-Windows-SearchEngine and search don't work anymore in Explorer :D A much better local Search is FileLocatorLite. Right click a folder or drive...
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    I've reinstalled 8-9 times and have had just a few times it won't activate right away and is usually because when it hits the desktop it is trying to install One Drive and all updates due at that time. Only way I beat that is before install unplug lan cable and say no to wireless so 1.) I can...
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Gotta love that from emnisoft blog Trouble is yep everyday, I've even been hacked medical records really big corporation I work for so I don't trust MS either MS you can't win against Google they too far entrenched so give it up.
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    Windows 10 data mining has been caught

    Right on Bro being normal Its my PC, i'll pay a price for a version that is 100% FREE of this crap or wait on EU to sue these retards for a F version, FREE of this crap for ALL
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    Windows 10: Your thoughts so far?

    Or use the old Picture viewer which I prefer http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1041865052&postcount=197
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    Windows 10 data mining has been caught

    Ooh yeah I'm afraid of that. Shaking in my britches LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. He is most likely associated with the hacking scene as some of those use that Any of you NAYSAYERS about MS intentions been watching their PORTS? Why the crap is it opening ports to my Windows Explorer MR brilliant? I'm...
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