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News Microsoft pledges smoother Windows updates

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 5 Apr 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar now in stock for xmas 2019

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    * Cecks date. April the.... oh....the 5th. *

    Proof meet the pudding.

    I guess, to be fair, it's only been out nearly 4 years. Better late than never.
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Did I read that right? They are turning the old update controls back on? :clap: I pray to God they fix that bit that does the update restart with no warning and no prompt to save your work. I gave up on their settings click boxes. Some little MS gremlin sneaks in and changes them back every update.

    -NOW, Let's talk about all those 'features' running in the background that I will NEVER use. When do we get an option to remove xbox and onedrive? My computer isn't a 65lb phone, and I'd like to start trimming the fat before 'feature' bloat makes it 'obsolete'.

    Sorry guys. It was time for my seasonal rant. I feel much better now.
     
  4. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    Ballsy MS! Ballsy.
     
  5. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Install CCleaner (free) then navigate to Tools, Uninstall and all of the things that the control panel grey out are available to uninstall.
     
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  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Most of the 'inbox' [preinstalled] stuff is removable now. [buy 'now' i mean if it wasn't introduced in v1809, it will be in the upcoming release].

    the Xbox app and Onedrive are both uninstallable for me [running the insider previews].
     
  7. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    OneDrive is already uninstallable, not the Xbox app I don't think however.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    In that case it should be in the upcoming update. Insider builds kinda screw with you knowledge of what updates have what features a bit.

    Maps, Photos and the 'Your Phone' apps are the main ones that can't be removed [as of insider build 18362.30 at least]... Groove, Skype, Xbox, Mail/Contacts/Calendar all can be.

    The 'Game Bar' stuff can't be removed but it can be turned off.
     
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