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  • Posted December 4, 2014

    Windows 10 - Help & Tweaks


    CLICK ANY PICTURE TO SEE A LARGER SIZE



    First thing to remember, this is a review of Windows 10 Technical Preview not the retail release, so hopefully many of these things will change before the formal release. If you are testing this version and you heard "Windows 10 has a built in Key-Logger" Duh, of course it does! Just like pre-release Windows Vista, 7, or 8... It's an evaluation copy for Microsoft to learn how people use it, how drivers install and how different software runs or crashes. You can TURN IT OFF during installation. READ EVERY PAGE! When you see the one saying "Microsoft Monitoring" slide it to off :) Doesn't really help Microsoft development or fix early bugs when you do that, though. :(

    Sorry to say, I personally don't see any benefit to upgrading to Windows 10. From Windows XP (complete garbage) to Windows 7, there were huge changes! Right click "Add New Folder" was my favorite! More free memory--Windows 7 used no memory compared to that memory sucking BOD Windows XP! Downside? Windows 7 added the first view of the annoying "Favorite & Libraries" folders. I still hate them but an easy Window's registry edit got rid of them. From Windows 7 to Windows 8, there was a huge jump in performance, file & folder open and close speed, less use of system resources, BOD pretty much gone, I have never had even one! All and all, a very nice upgrade! Some people freaked out because they lost the Start Menu which I haven't used for years. I use StarDock http://www.stardock.com or Rocket Dock http://rocketdock.com And you had the new Windows Start Screen - Just start typing anything you need, no clicking, no thinking, 100% completely brain dead, just type Doc and your Documents folder is there! Seemed pretty easy and up front. Then you could add your start menu back with a few different FREE software addons.

    But Windows 8.1 & Windows 10, to me, are the new Windows Millennium/XP. Just nothing in there I need. No improvement on performance speed or open & close speeds. I'm sure there is support for new hardware but beyond that? I would say just an empty shell :(

    One of the biggest things that will make me never use either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 is the FORCED log on into your Microsoft Live account to use windows apps. Every time and the WHOLE time you use YOUR computer you are logged into Microsoft! I don't like my computer logged into ANYBODY'S website, company, server 24/7! Those apps (OneDrive) work fine in Windows 7 & Windows 8 using a more secure Local Account. Sign-In to use them - Sign-Out to turn them off.

    You do have the option to setup a Local Account on setup or your first login. On your first login or setup, select "Create A New Account." On the new account page, you will see the option for Local Account. But if you use Windows apps as I do, YOU ARE FORCED TO SIGN INTO Microsoft Live or they don't work! There are workarounds, none of which are easy.

    But not all is doom and gloom! Windows 10 FINALLY drops the ever annoying "My" in front of your Documents. No more My Documents, My Music . . . THANK YOU!

    Windows 10 does give you options to turn on or shut off some of the very annoying things most of us do not like. I really like that feature. So much easier then editing the registry to make Windows look & work like I want it to. I have been doing that since Windows 95! Not saying everything has an on an off switch - but many things do!

    Windows 10 help & tweaks:
    Ok, on to the fun stuff. :) Most everything I tested runs fine. So far, not one crash. Steam, Origin, older games like Doom, Delta Force 1, Nero 10 & 12, Apache Open Office 4.1.1, Office 2007, 2010, 2013, (didn't try 2003,) Adobe CS6 Master, Photo Impact 11, 12, x3, Adobe Reader 11.0.0.9, 7zip x64, VLC 32 & 64, 16 Background themes, FireFox versions 28 to 33.1, Maxthon, Comodo Chromium Secure v36, Comodo Dragon v36, Opera, Slimjet, Hp colored laser, old HP 990Cse inkjet, onboard Intel 4400 graphics chip, EVGA 280 GTX, EVGA 580 GTX, EVGA GTX 760SC. I will update this list if I find anything else to try! lol

    Your Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 desktop background themes will install in Windows 10. You can find some to test on my site.
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8.html Scroll down on the right hand side.


    The same Windows Key + Letter commands that worked in Windows 8 and 8.1 work in Windows 10
    WINDOW Key Commands WIN = Windows Key (between Ctrl & Alt keys)
    WIN = Windows 10 Start Screen
    WIN+C = Side bar & time & date
    WIN+D = Switching desktops, start screen, desktop
    WIN+F = Opens file search
    WIN+H = Share from your desktop
    WIN+I = Computer settings, fast access to shutdown or sleep
    WIN+L = Instant to Windows 10 lock screen
    WIN+P = Screen setting for multiple screens
    WIN+Q = Brings up Windows 10 app's and app search
    WIN+R = Windows 10 run command (also under WIN+X)
    WIN+U = Windows 10 Ease of Access
    WIN+W = Windows 10 Settings
    WIN+X = Bottom left list of programs


    Windows 10 has given you a start menu! OMG it's horrible! LOL



    But not all is lost. You can change back to the Start Screen or turn both off! Always the best way--give people a choice.

    To turn off the new HUGE Start Menu:
    1. Right click anywhere on your taskbar.
    2. Left click "Properties".
    3. Left click the top tab "Start Menu".
    4. Un-check the box "Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen."
    5. Left Click OK
    You will be asked to log-off and back on to make the changes.



    To skip the Start Screen and go right to your desktop
    1. Right click anywhere on your taskbar.
    2. Left click "Properties."
    3. Left click the top tab "Navigation"
    4. Check the box "Show my desktop background on Start."
    5. Left click OK



    There are still three items on the taskbar you just can't turn off - YET! I'm guessing it will be a registry edit to remove them. I myself don't want anything on the taskbar, just my open folders & programs.


    Same new annoying folders added in Windows 8.1 are in Windows 10. But not all is lost. You can REMOVE THEM! And put them back if you find you need to have the same copies of the same folder over and over again! But I'm so HAPPY to see the ridiculous "My" in front of your Documents, Pictures, and Music is GONE!! Thank you Microsoft!
    You can right click on anything and rename it. I changed "This PC" to "Computer"


    To remove the new annoying folders:
    Open "Regedit" if you don't know how to open it. :) Windows key + R will open the run box. Then type regedit and click enter.

    Navigate to the following registry entry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

    Each of the entries you see under this registry folder corresponds to a folder you see in "This PC" or "Computer", like this:
    Desktop: {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
    Documents: {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
    Downloads: {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
    Music: {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
    Pictures: {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
    Videos: {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}


    Find the folder you want to delete from "This PC" or "Computer" if you renamed it. Just right-click it and Click “Delete.”

    The Registry Editor will ask you to confirm the deletion. Click “Yes” to delete the folder from "This PC" or "Computer". If you head back to "This PC" or "Computer", you’ll see the folder is no longer listed. You can always add the folder again if you deleted it by accident.

    To add the extra folders back to "This PC" or "Computer" Open "Regedit" again if you don't know how to open it. :)
    Windows key + R, type regedit in the run box, hit enter. Right-click “NameSpace” and click “New” and then “Key.”

    Name the key one of the folder names above "{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}=Desktop". Make sure you include the brackets when you can copy and paste the folder you want to add back to "This PC" or "Computer" If you head to "This PC" or "Computer", you’ll see the folder has been added.

    Some things were better in Windows 8, and this is one addition to 8.1 & Windows 10 that doesn't help at all with performance. It just takes up more screen real estate! So if you don't want the extra clutter of these folders, remove them. It only removes the shortcut, not the folders. The folders are still accessible through "This PC" or "Computer", Documents or your Documents Drive. You can add or remove them anytime you like using the Windows registry.

    How it will look after you clean it up. :) Click "View" on the top menu, then click Navigation pane, un-check - "Show all folders", "Show libraries", "Show favorites".



    If you want to see all your folders, DVD drives, removable drives (memory sticks slots)
    Click "View" on the top menu, then click Navigation pane, check "Show all Folders"


    Then it will look like this - downside there is a bug :) Annoying "Libraries" will be added to the bottom and duplicates of all your removable & optic drives. I believe this is just a pre-release bug an that will be fixed on the final release. (This only happens if you deleted the annoying extra folders that Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 add)


    If you want the extra folders to stay gone, but still want "Windows File Explorer" (pinned to the taskbar by defualt) to open in your Documents. And you don't want three copies of the same folders over and over again! It can be done just takes a little work on your part :) You will need to create a short-cut on your desktop. If you're using StarDock or RocketDock just edit that short cut.


    Start by clicking on and opening Windows File Explorer from your taskbar.
    This will work to create a shortcut to any file in any version of Windows.
    1. Left click your C:\drive.
    2. Left click your Windows folder.
    3. Scroll down and look for the file "explorer.exe" Right click explorer.exe.
    4. Put your mouse over "Send to".
    5. Left Click "Desktop (create shortcut)".


    Now go to your Desktop and look for this icon explorer.exe - shortcut
    1. Right click explorer.exe - shortcut.
    2. Left click Properties.


    3. Click the top tab "Shortcut"
    4. Add C:\Windows\explorer.exe - D:\OneDrive\Documents This would be location of your Documents Folder on your computer. Again you only need to do this if you changed the default location of your Documents folder & you have deleted the extra folders you don't need.
    5. Left click OK


    Now, when you open your Windows File Explorer, it will look like this. :) The ANNOYING Libraries folder will be there EVEN IF YOU TURNED IT OFF! You can completely remove it with an Registry edit. Downside to that once you get rid of it, really GET RID of it. You will be un-able to change pictures on your lock screen, user profile, start screen background.


    How to change your default folder locations:
    In Windows 7, 8, 8.1 this was pretty easy. Just "Drag and Drop." You only needed to edit your Documents folders if you wanted it on another partition or another hard drive. It is always a good idea to keep your OS Operating System separate from your personal files. Then if the OS becomes un-stable or un-usable, you can just wipe that drive or partition. Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 "Windows Refresh" and none of your personal file are affected. Or, like for me, when I'm done testing Windows 10, I'll just wipe the Windows 10 partition and install Windows 8 Pro again. :)

    In Windows 10, "Drag & Drop" is gone. :( You will need to write in the new location for each folder. Easiest way to do that is to type one in then "Copy & Paste." Start with opening your Windows File Explorer.

    1. Find your folders under your username, Right click the folder you wish to change the location on.
    2. Left click "Properties"
    [attachment="1483:view"]change-folder-location-1.png

    3. Left click the "Location" tab on top.
    4. Type in the new location for that folder. It makes it much easier to back-up your Documents if they are all in your Documents folder instead of grabbing every folder one at a time.
    5. Left click OK


    Now that you've moved all your folders into your Documents folder, you can just move the Documents folder and it will move them all.
    1. Under your username, find and Right click on Documents.
    2. Left click "Properties."


    3. Left click "Location."
    4. Type in the new location for your Documents folder "D:\OneDrive\Documents\" YOU WOULD TYPE IN THE LOCATION YOU WISH TO USE. OneDrive used to be a great location for your documents until Windows 8.1 & 10. OneDrive cloud back-up DOES NOT WORK using a local account which I always use.
    5. Left click OK

    IF YOU HAVE NOT CREATED THE NEW FOLDERS, A BOX WILL POP UP ASKING, "WOULD YOU LIKE TO CREATE A NEW FOLDER?" SELECT YES. THE NEXT BOX WILL ASK "WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE EVERYTHING TO THE NEW LOCATION?" SELECT YES.

    As always, any questions, just ask! :)
  • Posted April 28, 2015
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    Just updated to the newest build 1041 it's still free.


    It has some new graphic's for your folders ....hmm they are OK. Nothing to write home about.
    Plus the annoying new "Quick Access" Not to worry annoying Libraries are still there look down.
    And a new shortcut to your OneDrive folder. (Because there is no way you can find it)


    Then the new and even worse Start Menu! I thought the original build start menu was as bad as
    it could get, but I thought wrong! Even bigger and harder to find things unless you just use
    the search. Click the little arrow in the top right and you can have your start menu on the
    WHOLE SCREEN!


    All is not lost you can download Classic Shell and with a little work get a functioning
    start menu back! When you make new folders, move folders, even as an Admin, even with
    "User Account Control" turned off! You will need to give admin permission to every drag &
    drop, copy, paste, move. :(


    You can download Classic Menu from my site beast-usa.com
    Just click the direct download link below. Works in Window 8 - 8.1 & Windows 10 all builds.
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win8/classic-shell-setup-win8-8.1-10-x32-x64-ver4.2.1.zip

    They added more junk to the task bar :( now there is a BIG search box that you need to give
    permission to spy on you. :) Remember the ever so annoying paper clip in office 95/97?
    Well he's back! lol Only he is know a she :) And when you click NOT NOW to just use the search.
    She will tell you sorry can't help you until you let me have access to your files. :)


    But again all is not lost you can right click anywhere on the open taskbar and disable the
    monster search box. And just use your browser search which should be http://duckduckgo.com


    After some tweaking you can have a nice clean usable taskbar, start menu & desktop.


    Sharing has a glitch unless you use Homegroup. I prefer user account sharing with passwords much safer.
    If you share a file, remove "Everyone read/write" You won't be able to share that folder until you take ownership of it, then share it again. And when you click on other computers in your network it will say Can not connect would you like to run the trouble shooter? Run it if you like or just close it and click on that computer again. And like magic it will work the second time! :(

    Well I did and still do have high hopes for Windows 10. But at this point the bottom line should be why should I upgrade? Well there is really no reason to upgrade past Windows 8 Pro.

    From Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro there is a huge jump in performance, disk read speeds, memory speed, much less resources being used. So it's a nice upgrade and you can feel the difference in speed & new faster functions!

    Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 you will go backwards. :( Now you need to sign into a Microsoft Live account and stay signed in just to use Netflix! In Windows 8 Pro you could sign into the app you wanted to use - Windows 8.1 Pro they don't work unless the WHOLE COMPUTER is signed into MS. :( Deal breaker for me. I know people using Apple & Google OS's are used to this, but I don't trust any company that much! I and do trust Microsoft far above the rest, but I will never do that!

    Next performance I know this will make a few people feel bad. :( Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 have the exact same speed on hard drives, video, memory read & write and it is SLOWER THEN Windows 8 Pro!

    All the the OS's I'm using are 64bit and I'm not saying Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 are slow. They are very fast OS's just not as fast as Windows 8 Pro. So for me it's Windows 8 Pro or Linux and if they drop support for Windows 8 and haven't made major changes to how Windows 10 works? It will be Apple & Linux for me. :)
  • Posted May 3, 2015
    Well I'm sorry to say if you haven't tried it already?
    DON'T Build 10041 is far to buggy for any normal person.

    On top of the stuff I listed above, network settings, adapter settings will give you an error when you try to select properties. Windows Update that has never worked that good to begin with is really just a mess. :( You are forced to do ALL updates or NO updates. You can no longer hide updates that you know crash or make the system un-stable. I don't use ANY windows updates but SECURITY, if I need any others I read what the updates does. If it's good I install it, if not I hide it. Like currency update for Uganda ok I don't need that one. :) I have drivers 300.12 installed - Windows Update is trying to install driver 200.12 from last year. Another update I wouldn't do. :)

    This last build is really just a mess :( Windows 8.1 just not good, first build of Windows 10 pretty much Windows 8.1, this last build just plain bad :( I really hope they get this stuff fixed and for once LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE USING IT!

    If not when the time comes and I'm forced to update I will be going HackinTosh & Linux 100%. :(
    I stayed on windows 2000 until Vista because everything in between was so bad! I would buy it, install it run it for a couple weeks go back to Windows 2000.

    I really don't understand all these companies going to all this mobile junk? Didn't anyone get the memo but me? MOBILE INTERNET USE DOWN 22% LAST YEAR? So the whole world will not be surfing the internet on their watch! :)
  • Posted August 21, 2015
    Yes I'm back in the drivers seat and I'm driving a HUGE BUS right over Windows 10 again.

    Again I need to ask the question why? :)

    Of course I wouldn't install it on my system. :) But I did add it to my VM systems.
    I did have it installed on a test system disconnected from the internet & local network
    So right now my main system is a dual boot system Xubuntu & Windows 8 Pro (NOT 8.1)
    In VM (Virtual Machine using VirtualBox 5.0.2) under Xubuntu I have:
    Linux Mint 17 x64
    Linux Suse 13.1 x64
    Windows 7 Pro x64 (Aero only works with Windows as host)
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (LOL installed windows updates BOOM) restored a snap shot :) And yes it's
    100% blocked from the host & my local network. :)

    I know I have said it before and I will say it again DON'T UPGRADE beyond Windows 8 Pro!
    Unless you are really good with computers and can fix it when it gets bricked! :)
    There are ZERO benefits in upgrading, not faster, not safer, so many things to block,
    so many things to watch for just more trouble then it's worth! Some may want to upgrade
    for that super browser Edge :) LOL Just keep reading. :)

    "CLICK ANY PICTURE TO SEE A LARGER SIZE"

    So today's tip or WARNING under windows update (Hopefully you have already installed
    the classic shell menu and dumped that thing called a menu)

    In the search type Windows Updates
    Mouse over Settings. Then you should see Windows Updates settings
    left click that.


    Left click Advanced options.


    Then left click on Choose how updates are delivered


    Now this is an important page on so many levels. First giving
    access to EVERY computer on your local network, even if you are
    NOT using a Microsoft Live account. If you are using a MS Live
    account instead of a SECURE LOCAL ACCOUNT. Microsoft can update
    (data-mine) your systems over the internet! If you don't turn
    this off :( Yep so if the Windows 7 or 8 machine is purring like
    a kitty all the right drivers installed. Microsoft can login and
    update it to last years drivers! Then you go to play a game,
    music, movie and it's mess! And you're going what happened
    since yesterday? WINDOWS 10! :D


    Now on to that SUPER Edge browser :) I wasn't going to drive the bus over it until it had some time to get better.
    But some people on twitter were trying to convince me I wasn't being fair just because it has a LOWER HTML5
    score than even Safari! So I ran some tests all on VM.

    So here you go :)
    Virtual Machine
    Host System Xubuntu 14.0.4 x64
    Asus Rampage V Extreme
    Intel i7-5930K (Voltaire cooler)
    32 gigs DDR4-2400 Crucial Balistix
    2 X EVGA GTX980's
    128gig Crucial M550 SSD
    Corsair 1050w SINGLE RAIL

    Guest (VM) Windows 10 Pro x64 downloaded 8-20-2015
    6 VIRTUAL CPU's (I had to write that out since some people have such a hard time understanding vCPU's)
    12 gigs DDR4
    3D acceleration enabled (384 megs)
    128 Crucial M550 SSD

    Maxthon being the FASTEST browser on Windows 8 doesn't run on Windows 10 :(

    I'm not at all surprised that the new IE = Edge is dead last on HTML5 & Speed.
    LOL And wait until you try to set a good browser as default. :) It's not like any
    other version of windows. You just don't click "Make Default" :D

    Slimjet x64 version 4.0.15.0 HTML5 498 out of 555. Speed Test Score = 4339
    http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=Bn9h&resultId=7111217

    Chromodo version 43 (Chromium Based) HTML5 498 out of 555. Speed Test Score = 4246
    http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=Bn8U&resultId=7110907

    FireFox version 40.0.2 HTML5 446 out of 555. Speed Test Score = 3031
    http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=Bn8p&resultId=7110987

    MS Edge HTML5 397 out of 555. Speed Test Score = 1439
    http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=Blcu&resultId=7110832

    As always any questions just ask.

    And if you're loving you're Windows 10? To bad someone didn't setup your windows 8 better! LOL
  • Posted August 26, 2015
    First it was all the crashes, then the black screens, then no hardware working that worked before. Now the hacks have started. :)


    Do you have all the tracking shut off? "win key + i" SETTINGS
    Check all of these to make sure they aren't phoning home, collecting data, using camera, mic, collecting information on your network devices...
    I think I have two things set to ON Time & browser LOL
    Then CLICK EACH SUB-CATEGORY and make sure it's not tracking, collecting data!
    System
    Devices
    Network & Internet (leave on what you use)
    Peronalization
    Accounts
    Time & language
    Ease of Access
    Privacy
    "Click the pictures for a larger view"




    Windows 10 really is the data miner to make even facebook & google cry with envy!
  • Posted September 8, 2015
    Stop the EVER ANNOYING Get Windows (SPYWARE) 10

    1.) Open Control Panel go to Windows Updates.
    2.) View Update History.
    3.) Installed Updates.
    4.) UNINSTALL KB3035583 then check for updates find "KB3035583" Right Click and select HIDE UPDATE!

    I will be uploading a tool to help block all the tracking in Windows 10 and trust me you only think you have it all turned off. :(

    And remember to re-check everything you have disabled EACH TIME YOU RESTART.
    By Default Windows 10 will turn almost EVERYTHING back on after a restart.

    Why anyone would want to use Windows 10 is FAR BEYOND me! But I don't understand many things people do online to put themselves at risk. :(
  • Posted September 10, 2015
    How sad is it really? When people need to make tools to keep there operating system from spying on them?

    Bigger question why use that operating system AT ALL!

    I created a new page on my beast-usa website last night/this morning for Windows 10 downloads.
    LOL So far all the downloads are just to stop Windows 10 tracking & spyware. :D

    REMEMBER ALWAYS INSTALL AS ADMIN - ALWAYS INSTALL --ADVANCED-- AND ONLY CHOOSE THE SOFTWARE YOU WANT
    INSTALLED!!! DON'T INSTALL TOOLBARS - ANYONE'S TOOLBARS, DON'T INSTALL GOOGLE (SPYWARE) CHROME...


    Disable Windows 10 tracking Tool version 2.3
    Click the link below for a direct download of Disable Windows 10 tracking Tool version 2.3 from beast-usa.com
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win10/windows-10-tracking-disable-tool-ver2.3.zip

    Windows 10 Do Not Spy version 1.0.0.2
    Click the link below for a direct download of Windows 10 Do Not Spy version 1.0.0.2 from beast-usa.com
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win10/windows-10-do-not-spy-10-ver1.0.0.2.zip

    Destroy Windows 10 Spying version 1.5 Build 345
    Click the link below for a direct download of Destroy Windows 10 Spying version 1.5 Build 345 from beast-usa.com
    http://www.beast-usa.com/downloads/windows/win10/destroy-windows-10-spying-1.5-build-345.zip

    For me I will never be using Windows 10 for anything other then a VM just for helping and testing. I don't see even one reason to use it!

    As always if you need any help please ask. :)
  • Posted December 1, 2015
    Another annoying thing in Windows FAIL 10

    When you go into File Explorer in Windows 10 you’ll see another waste of space! "Quick Access"
    And of course it's Windows 10 thinking for you (because you're to stupid) so you can't just shut it OFF & remove it complety from the the file explorer window!

    To hide Quick Access, open File Explorer and go to View -> Options. Under the General tab, change 'Open File Explorer to' from 'Quick access' to 'This PC'.

    To remove the feature entirely, you’ll need to edit the registry. Firstly, hide Quick Access using the step above. Once that’s done, open Regedit as an administrator (press Windows key + R, type 'regedit' into the Run box and hit Enter).

    Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}

    Expand it, and right-click ShellFolder. Select Permissions, and click the ADVANCED BUTTON.
    In the 'Advanced Security Settings for ShellFolder'
    Owner "SYSTEM" click 'Change' (to change the owner)
    Then in the box "Enter the object name to select" Type your Windows "USERNAME" Click the button that says "Check Names" then you should see your Windows USERNAME, click OK, click OK again.
    Now Administrators (Your Computers Name\Administrators) should have Full Control.
    If so click OK.
    Then inside 'ShellFolder', double-click 'Attributes', and change data value to 'a0600000', then click OK. Restart and the new annoying addon in windows 10 should be gone.

    Really the best thing to do is just UNINSTALL Windows 10 and install a better FASTER OS :)
  • Posted December 6, 2015

    Anyone wanting to get away from the 99.99% SPYWARE Windows 10? They give you home version for most of
    your new computers and FREE upgrades. You can UPGRADE to pro where you have access (without a registry
    hack) to turn off about 40% of the security RISKS, tracking, access to EVERY ELECTRONIC device on your
    home network. And you can do that for only $150.00!

    Or you can just WIPE windows 10 SPYWARE and install the FASTEST Windows OS made in the last 15 years!
    Windows 8 Pro for $83.50 LOL so you choose upgrade to a slow, still resource HOG Win-Spy 10 or just pay
    $83.50 for the fast one! :D

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Pro-Upgrade-Version/dp/B008H3SW4I/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1449437941&sr=8-4&keywords=Windows+8+Pro

    Yes Window 8.1 is also better than Win-Spy 10 but NOT AS FAST or secure as Windows 8 Pro!
    Why do you think they got rid of it so fast? You had the choice to turn all the tracking off, you
    could use any app WITHOUT being signed into Microsoft 24/7, less BLOATWARE running in the background
    makes for a FASTER system.
  • Posted December 14, 2015
    Do you keep getting things like GWX installed on your NON Windows 10 computers?
    If so just another part of Windows 10 SPYWARE

    CLICK ANY PICTURE FOR A LARGER VIEW

    Best thing to do in Windows 10 to make sure it doesn't brick your
    system after it installs the WRONG updates. System Services DISABLE WINDOWS UPDATE!

    Make sure you disable Windows 10 ability to take control of all the computers on your network.



    Again I will say the samething WHY?

    Windows 10 is filled with tracking, spyware, takes control of SO MANY things running in the
    background that you have NO CLUE are running. And it's SLOWER than Windows 7 or 8.
    I'm thinking Windows XP is better than 10! And XP is complete junk. :)

    Just a reminder if you have turned off you think all the spyware?
    The newest updates (forced auto windows updates) TURNS ALL THE SPYWARE BACK ON EACH TIME YOU RESTART THE COMPUTER.

    AND NO YOU DO NOT NEED WINDOWS SPYWARE 10 to have DIRECTX-12 (Keep in mind THERE IS NOT ONE DX-12 game)
    They should be out in early 2017, late 2016 MS will start adding DX-12 support for ALL SUPPORTED OS's.
    So EVERY OS BUT Windows XP will get DX-12 before ANY DX-12 games are ever on the market!
    I really wish people would do the research :)

    And YES YOU CAN RUN DX-12 in Win 7, 8, 8.junk! You just can't get it on a forced windows update :)