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Win10, the (still free) cat in the bag.

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:55 am
by Tastenplayer
Win10, the (still free) cat in the bag.

"Functional Update for Win10 2004"

Installed late last night. Preparation took forever. Download and installation too. Altogether it must have taken 2 hours.

And now?
Some functions more
All the desktop icons were in a pile.
All espionage gaps removed in weeks of work are now open again. All the registry customisations have disappeared.
Two programs eliminated
Several folders and files disappeared.

Conclusion: Functional update to restore the spying of my activities. With an automatic update from Windows, you never know what to expect afterwards.
And there the politicians and organizers discuss the data protection problem with a Corona App. Most of them also have Win10 on their devices! :)

You will definitely not get bored with Win10. Now again at the spy defense in the registry.

Re: Win10, the (still free) cat in the bag.

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:39 pm
by AmigoJack
I'll take "people install OSes that have more control over their owners than owners over them" for 400...

Re: Win10, the (still free) cat in the bag.

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:38 am
by ctrstudio
Tastenplayer wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:55 am
Now again at the spy defense in the registry.
So, do you know of any good links to any lists of what changes should be made? Preferably with explanations, but even with just a list I can probably figure out the reasoning. I went through and changed a lot of recommended settings when I first installed Win10 and tried keeping up with them for awhile, but after every single update changes shit back I haven't followed up on it for too long. I imagine there's a lot more known privacy issues now and newer recommendations on how to fix them than what I have.

Re: Win10, the (still free) cat in the bag.

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:01 am
by Tastenplayer
The problem is that many manuals are in German and also outdated. You have to google again to find new manuals. But it turns out to be very difficult. Many pages do not deal with it at all.
Then it also plays a role whether you have Win10 Pro or home installed. With the home version, which in Switzerland is unfortunately almost always installed on the devices, one can intervene much less. The possibilities are extremely limited.

It's a bottomless pit. If you think that now finally all spy windows are closed and the biggest gaps are closed, a new big update comes and everything is back to the old (there must be some benefit if such a software giant offers its operating program for free).

Nice and slowly I have installed and set up the new notebook of my husband the last days. Microsoft never wanted to deliver the May update. It took four days.
The day before yesterday it was finally offered for download.
Afterwards control in Windows udpate: no new downloads.
Control with the software of the notebook manufacturer: Your device is up to date.
Then check all drivers in the device manager. Nowhere a yellow exclamation mark.
Then opened the removed Apps folder on the desktop: 20 apps were removed.
Two absolutely needed by the notebook manufacturer found only after hours of googling.
Then tested the battery: Watched Non Stop Zattoo TV. Several programs and Internet browsers open simultaneously. As soon as a darker image appeared in the film, it flickered like crazy.
Check the Nvidia driver: the latest
Then click on update for the Intel graphics driver. It was a completely wrong one installed by the Win Update. After the update the image did not flicker any more.
A wrong driver was also installed for the sound card. No more dolby surround.(on the old notebook no chance to install it again)
One app caused conflicts and I had to manually remove it in the registry. Thought already I had to put the notebook back into the delivery condition. Thankfully not!


I have only blocked the automatic download and installation of updates in the local group guidelines until now. (What the local group guidelines are called in the EN version - google did not help me).

First of all I will look here if there is a solution to remove an unwanted Windows action - is of course on DE the page https://www.deskmodder.de/wiki/index.ph ... Windows_10 One must also take a close look at the local group guidelines. Then again: google google google.
Most of the adjustments (closing spy windows) are no longer correct in the latest Win10 version.

There are unfortunately more and more security vulnerabilities in Win10 (not spy windows) https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerabilit ... ws-10.html

Re: Win10, the (still free) cat in the bag.

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:24 am
by ctrstudio
yeah that's what I did originally (search). lol

It's just such a hodgepodge of things that need to be done and hard to keep up with. I was hoping by now maybe someone had worked out a better process. :( I'm going to replace my HD pretty soon so I figured that would be a good time to reload and take a look at all the settings again.

Thanks for the links I'll check them out and I guess start searching again.