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  1. epguy3

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    More fallout from that buggy KB4524244 update

    recent Computerworld.com article - "The mess behind Microsoft’s yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244"
    https://www.computerworld.com/artic...microsoft-s-yanked-uefi-patch-kb-4524244.html
     
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    Installing Windows 10 without a Microsoft account becomes more difficult
    [​IMG] good Morning February 20, 2020

    It's actually a shame that Microsoft is putting more and more hurdles on users and thus preventing them from deciding what to do. But it keeps going towards Windows 10 X. No access to system files, registry etc. pp. Sooner or later, home users will have to get used to this. Microsoft cannot install these hurdles in the higher versions Pro and Enterprise, because otherwise one would get in trouble with the administrators of the companies.

    Yeah, avoid the Guinea pig version.
     
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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    It is extremely difficult to have any respect for Micro$lop or crApple because of the Nazi crap that they pull like this. I find myself not caring when I see violations of their digital rights, copyright or "intellectual" property because their behavior is so objectionable and they seem worthy of whatever misfortune or mistreatment might find them.
     
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    Windows 10 Will Ditch Live Tiles (Report) tomshardware.com | Feb 25, 2020

    Windows 10 going for something more traditional.

    Live Tiles were developed to offer more at-a-glance information than the icon grids found on iOS and Android smartphones. That way people could view important details, like the weather forecast or a meeting time, right from the Start screen.

    Live Tiles were a core part of the Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 user interfaces. Even though Microsoft switched to a more traditional UI for Windows 10, the tiles remained in the Start menu, and they've stayed pretty consistent ever since. Yeah, Windows OS was transformed into a phone OS:rolleyes: Apple light 2.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Now into the Ugly part...

    Microsoft Wants to do Away with Windows 10 Local Accounts bleepingcomputer.com | Today
    As time goes on, it is becoming increasingly clear that Microsoft is trying to make local accounts a thing of the past and push all new Windows 10 users to a Microsoft account...


    Microsoft wants you in the cloud

    As Windows 10 evolves, much of its functionality and features are tied to the cloud and your Microsoft Account.

    Whether it be Your Phone, OneDrive, Office integration, Xbox, and the Microsoft Store, without a Microsoft Account Windows 10 is not as feature-rich.

    Due to this, it makes sense for Microsoft to push users towards a Microsoft account rather than a local one to take advantage of all these integrated services.

    Even more important, though, is all the juicy data that Microsoft can collect from a user utilizing all of their cloud-based services.

    By utilizing a Microsoft account, Microsoft has greater visibility into what you are doing, searching for, and using to improve their software and promote new offerings.

    While much of this data collection can be slimmed down, with our data being treated as currency, the more they can get the better.
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    "Windows 10 could get a new Start menu as Microsoft kills off one of its most useless features"

    - ...set to get a redesigned Start menu in a future update, with Microsoft finally killing off Live Tiles for good.

    - ...made their way to Microsoft’s desktop operating systems starting with Windows 8, back when the company wanted to make Windows an OS that was suited to both traditional PCs and touch-screen devices (and ended up failing at both).

    Yep @Papusan. I think we mostly can agree we get a happy feeling when reading this news.

     
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  6. Papusan

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    Windows 8.1/10: What’s the status of the user profile bug?
    Posted on 2020-02-28 by guenni
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    Some February 11, 2020 update kills the user profile during installation. Where do we stand regarding the bug at the end of February 2020 after the C and D Week updates are out?


    Windows 10: Update KB4532693 kills the user profile
    The cumulative update KB4532693, released of February 11, 2020 for Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 shows the same behavior. For some users, the desktop was gone or the files and icons disappeared after installation. For most users, Windows 10 used a temporary user profile after the update was installed the next time they logged on. I had reported about this in the blog post Windows 10: Update KB4532693 kills user data/profile...

    In the above tweet, Bleeping Computer points out that for some users, the user profile files were completely deleted during the update installation. Then these files could only be restored from backups. And this comment says the same.

    In the meantime, Microsoft has released Update KB4535996 for Windows 10 Version 190x (see Windows 10 Version 190x: Update KB4535996 (Feb. 27, 2020)). The update unfortunately does not fix the bug with the broken/deleted user profilebut at least includes a correction for the bug with the display of the Windows search box:rolleyes:
     
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    Well I for one have never used those tiles, in fact my mind just completely blocks them out...and in fact I don't really use the start menu at all, I use it once per day for turning off the PC!
     
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    Microsoft changes its Cortana strategy, drops features
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 29, 2020
    Microsoft announced plans yesterday to change the digital assistant Cortana into a tool that is focused on "productivity" and more closely aligned with the company's vision for Microsoft 365.

    Closing Words
    Is the change a last attempt at establishing Cortana as a new service? It seems clear that Cortana did not meet Microsoft's expectations; this left Microsoft with options to drop Cortana entirely or try to reinvent it to give it another chance of success.
    Windows 10 V190x: Problems with update KB4535996
    Published on March 1, 2020 by Günter Born
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    Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4535996 for Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 on February 27, 2020. But there are probably some problems with this optional update.
     
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    Windows 10 Y3K Bug: Won't Install After January 18, 3001 bleepingcomputer.com

    A bizarre bug could affect some Windows 10 users that try to install the latest (latest and greatest) Windows release on computers where the BIOS date is set to January 19, 3001, or later on AMD or Intel motherboards.

    "I think Gigabyte needs to fix the BIOS on every current motherboard they sell and Microsoft needs to add a reasonable date check during the initial install process," Holzman told BleepingComputer.

    When BleepingComputer contacted Microsoft about this bug, we were told that they had nothing to share.
     
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    That's pretty silly to try, given it involves a lot of in between software that can go wrong for any number of reasons.

    GIGO - You put in stupid data and stupid things happen :D

    FYI - I converted 10k's of servers to comply with Y2K across a bunch of OS's and vintages of hardware. There was a lot of work involved - it took months to prepare for the switchover, and it all worked fine.

    I was 100's of miles away sipping Champagne when the clock struck midnight. :)

    It's hard to believe that was only 20 years ago...seems like much longer.
     
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