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I wish Windows had LESS features.
Is anyone old school like me and wants to revert to a simpler time and interface? Every Windows workstation I use for the long term I try to disable as many of the features as possible such as Cortana. I do appreciate the OS capabilities now but I'm the type that likes as few applications running in the background at any given time and tend to feel that various additions aren't necessary for productivity.
Windows 10 My taskbar has all the desktop icons on it Help
They all appeared two or three days ago and I cannot find the right command to remove them. Can someone assist please.
"The device is currently in use"
I try to safely eject my USB device and get the message "The device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." I get this message 99% of the time - even when no applications or windows are open. Why is this happening? Is there a way to get around this? I never get this message at work or school, unless the USB device is actually in use. I do log in as a standard, non-administrator user. I only elevate to administrator privileges when necessary like installing applications (I also only temporarily elevate privileges; I never log on as an administrator). So when I get the "The device is currently is use." message, I right-click on start button and click Disk Management. I know that I can safely remove the device by going into Disk Management and taking the device offline. However, I cannot elevate to administrator privileges to get into Disk Management. I get the following message: "You are logged on as a standard user. You can view device settings in Device Manager, but you must be logged on as an administrator to make changes." I don't want to log on as an administrator, but I do want to temporarily elevate to administrator privileges to take the device offline. Is there a way to do this? When I'm logged on as standard user and want to install an application, I get prompted for an administrator password. I want the same thing to happen when I go to Device Manager and other areas that require administrator rights.
Update ver. 2004 Let's hear about your problems.
There are always tricks and hacks to bypass some unwanted updates and their side effects, and the previous update made the sound volume go up to 80% ,this time as well 80%. Some of you experience it too, and for those like me using headphones it's no joke, especially that the level i listen to music etc. is seldom beyond 6%. (Feedback has been sent by me many weeks ago.) The 2004 version finally prevents me from using the old search, where the results get updated as i type in the file explorer search box, and ever since i was ok with the search being slow or not showing all results, it was ok as long i did not have to take additional steps in order to get to any results. As of today i am literally forced to perform one more action in order to obtain the search results, which as most of you know, is by either clicking on the arrow in the file explorer search box, or hitting the enter key on keyboard. I may mention the tool i found today that is not the best, but is not missing any file out of the search results, is fast & allows a lot customization. The name of that search tool is 'Everything.exe' and can be integrated in the shell menu as well as in the file explorer drop down menu or mouse right click. This thing can literally search for any file and despite being set to use index created by windows search, it shows all files. After clicking on 'rebuild' which creates index from scratch the 'Everything.exe' did still show all files....so a 3rd party executable is capable of something widnows after all these years is not. This is just sad. The previous update asked me about location preferences and so on. Why do i have to select same check boxes each time? Now the last thing would be Cortana, which i disabled, but after the update not only the cortana symbol appeared on the taskbar, but cortana got enabled. Apparently Windows is about productivity, yet updates will not be complete unless i confirm some settings, and the search takes more time. Productivity?
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How to get the Windows 10 October 2020 Update
The Windows 10 October 2020 Update - also known as Windows 10, version 20H2 - is now available! Windows program manager Mabel Gomes explains how easy it is to update your device and access all the latest features to help you stay protected and productive. Keep in mind that you may not see the "Download and install" option on your device, as we are slowly throttling up availability over the coming weeks. In addition, your device might have a compatibility issue for which we will apply a safeguard hold until we are confident that you will have a good update experience. For more details, see this Windows blog: https://aka.ms/how-to-get-20H2. To learn more about the new and updated features in Windows 10, visit https://www.microsoft.com/windows/features. For guidance on how to plan for new capabilities in Windows for your business, see this article: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/planning-for-new-capabilities-in-windows-10/ba-p/1676153
One Drive - sync problem
Hi - having uploaded my file to one drive - five files cannot be uploaded. These are HP system files such as HP.Ink. Do you recommend that I tag the files to stay on my computer? Many thanks. Anne
I need help
for some reason when i updated my pc all my apps were huge when i turned on my PC, its confusing me can you help?
Open the Start menu To open the Start menu—which contains all your apps, settings, and files—do either of the following: On the left end of the taskbar, select the Start icon. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard.
If you need more space, resize the Start menu. Your apps and programs—right at your fingertips. Open File Explorer, Settings, and other apps you use often from the left side of the Start menu. Scroll down the app list to see all apps and programs alphabetically, from A to Xbox. Menu (expands to show names for all menu items) Account. File ...
If you can't see Start on your taskbar, the taskbar may be hidden.. Show a hidden taskbar. Press the Windows logo key + I, then select Personalization > Taskbar . Turn on Lock the taskbar.. Turn off Automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode or Automatically hide the taskbar in tablet mode.. If that doesn't resolve the issue you're experiencing, select any of the following headings to see ...
Resize the Start menu. Select the Start button,select the top or side border, and then drag to your desired size.. If you want to see all your apps, grab the top or side borders of the Start menu and drag them to your desired size.