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    I promised to report back; here it comes. ...

    I promised to report back; here it comes.

    First THANKS for all responses.

    I have tried 10AppsManager and W10AppRemover. They both force me to uninstall every UWP app singly, one by one. They...
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    Thanks for all the replies. Special thanks to...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Special thanks to JoeP517 for the reply that points to hopefully useful tools; I have downloaded 10AppsManager and W10 App Remover. Will try them both on the next Win...
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    Correct. "...not a huge list." 3D Builder...

    Correct.

    "...not a huge list."

    3D Builder
    Alarms
    Calculator
    Camera
    Film & TV
    Get Office
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    As I understand SD Anti Beacon it blocks MSFT's...

    As I understand SD Anti Beacon it blocks MSFT's telemetry channels, that is it stops the computer from sending all the info about us to MSFT.

    IMHO - and supported by many dozens of times of...
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    Graham, On desktop computers with classic...

    Graham,
    On desktop computers with classic non-touch monitors all these former Metro- or Universal- or Store-Apps IMHO don't make much sense. They clutter up the "Start Screen" and I myself as well...
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    Prohibit Universal Apps Re-Install?

    Once I believe I saw a hack to keep Win 10 from re-installing those pesky Universal Apps (or Store apps) that desktop users don't want and I did not save that info.

    Anybody any pointers to where I...
  7. Even Big Brother grows from small beginnings

    We watch the creation of Big Brother, not completely understanding where it's all going and we will one day wake up (totally?) enveloped in an AI controlled net of our own making.

    Beautiful New...
  8. "Proof Microsoft wont take no for an answer"

    Very frankly, I am losing my patience. Again two unrelated but important subjects under one heading so comments to either get mixed up up in one big mess.

    Hey, is any body listening at the WS...
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    Easiest solution seems to be to just completely...

    Easiest solution seems to be to just completely uninstall Skype. Or?
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    See, you could do it...

    Well cornfield,

    There are two things here to keep in mind.

    1. With BT do you mean British Telecomm? That would explain a lot...

    2. Many of the "old salts" here on the WS forum live in the...
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    Maybe this helps:...

    Maybe this helps:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121255
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    Surprise

    I take it all back!

    We are on vacation and do a Shutdown after every use; I don't believe in leaving the machine on when possibly the maid(s) or a resort maintenance guy or... - you got the...
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    Thanks Paul. But re-introducing Java for it? not...

    Thanks Paul.
    But re-introducing Java for it? not me...
  14. WilliamJames, Open My Computer (or is it...

    WilliamJames,
    Open My Computer (or is it Computer? I have no Win7 system handy...) find the drive entry for your external drive, right click on it and select Eject.

    That has done it every tme...
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    A bit of a caution...

    kevmeist,
    I am writing this on our "travel lappy", a 9 years old 13.3" Toshiba laptop some time ago upgraded to an 80GB SSD and then from Win 7 to Win 10. The machine has three USB ports, one on the...
  16. +1 Rick! For years I have seen nothing good with...

    +1 Rick!
    For years I have seen nothing good with the McAfee brand, sorry Intel.
    Slooow computers started to work sort'a normal once McAfee was removed.
    And BTW, removing McAfee always meant:

    1....
  17. Just try it

    IMHO definitely.

    By something really cheap with minimum requirements met from ebay to just get the rig going.

    Then head over to the Crucial web site and let their memory configuration tool...
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    Thanks RG; I especially appreciate the tips...

    Thanks RG;

    I especially appreciate the tips about checking out Samsung and if possible doing it off-line and from Safe Mode.

    Why didn't I think of that? Age? no way... ;;-)
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    Firmware update for system drive?

    Hello; I "know" my ways around software for way too many years but my hardware not-know-how-to is somewhat limited.

    Here comes my question: I have a medium small (250GB) Samsung SSD as my C: drive...
  20. Fred, Thank you, very good article and...

    Fred,

    Thank you, very good article and reminder. I have some question(s) though.

    Your repeatedly used formulations like "Ive run it on Win8 and Win10 systems without trouble" or something...
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    What?

    Enigma Software is dragging Bleepingcomputer.com into a court battle; in my (as of 2016) only 34 years of PC experience BC.com has been since 2004 one of the very best sites for info and help on...
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    Basically correct. What us techies and...

    Basically correct.

    What us techies and semi-techies like myself all too often forget is not about wanting or not wanting to learn.

    It's much more the users I refer to don't have ANY of the...
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    Rui, YES, that goes without saying. And thank...

    Rui,
    YES, that goes without saying.
    And thank you for your never ending attention to details and so very valued contributions.

    I may not have made it sufficiently clear that in my little...
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    Bravo!

    Thanks, Trev.
    Time and time ago I have suggested just that and got shut down for some technical reason.

    I believe that the actual origin of this is the fact that all too often an author on WS...
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    I beg to issue a warning:

    Quote from Bitdefender's blog post about just that new tool, comments section, Bitdefender replying to a comment question:

    Razvan Stoica says:
    March 31, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    It’s a vaccine, but...
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