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JB
19 Aug 2016

You mention, "core Windows apps like Word and PowerPoint," but those are NOT core Windows apps...indeed, they are add-on programs that must be purchased separately. I haven't used Microsoft's version of them in years, preferring more robust and secure OpenSource alternatives.

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jon
19 Aug 2016

Because I have a general knack for having bad timing, days ago I decided to install an SSD with a clean windows 10 install. It's running build 14393 which seems to include the AU and some of the new "Redstone 2" builds. Because I have no older versions on this drive, I cannot restore. Is there another way to remove these updates? I have froze at least 3 times and one BSOD in the last couple days. I thought it might have been the Samsung SSD acceleration software, so I disabled it, but the BSOD happened after disabling Samsung Magician Rapid mode.

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John Barbee
19 Aug 2016

I have had multiple problems with AU. First it took Microsoft 3 trys to get it to install. I was unable to sign in with my PIN even after several resets. I was unable to get the start menu to come up. Multiple programs would no longer work. The computer would freeze up with multiple different programs. It wrecked the registry. After cleaning up the registry and optimizing it, most things work okay now though I still have and occasional freeze up requiring the use of "the big red switch" to restart.

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Stu
19 Aug 2016

...its a typical winblows screw up...when will ms spend decent money and buy a "REAL" software company which can write reliable code. ms has become a dysfunctional operation with NO quality assurance or quality control. With each release comes more problems. The 'user' has become the beta tester! . Users frantically searching for fixes on social forums...winblows has become a startup OS. Gone, is everything they learnt over the past few decades..."Out of Control". Can not embrace ms anymore...they blow their own trumpet...out of touch with their creation!

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Terry Harding
19 Aug 2016

I down loaded the anniversary update and it worked at first I was using HP desktop windows 7 originally and a week later came home and wouldnt boot had to do full system restore luckily had backup data but did loose my word and excell 2010 starter editions help on chat a microsoft didnt have any other help

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Ian Jones
19 Aug 2016

I checked the build and it is now 1607. The only thing I noticed is that the UAC messages are now in the big blue and white format of the rest of Windows 10. I had to reinstall Classic Shell = a great program that gives proper menus instead of tiles!

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db
19 Aug 2016

I have installed AU on three computers; two of the computers were solid and stable after the install, and one could not run a stable IE. I removed all extensions and reset IE settings to the default. After the reset everything has been working normally. It appeared to stabilize even more after two restarts.

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Dwayne Hunt
19 Aug 2016

AU was installed on my system after Microsoft spent many hours trying to resolve BSOD problems. After AU was installed, I was still on the phone for MANY hours over the better part of a week with a Tier 3 tech who finally resolved my troubles to one (currently, one, anyway). I have spent a lot of time tweaking the system and believe it or not, it is now performing great....(kind of)
I may keep W10!!!!! (can't believe I said that)
Dwayne H

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Danny
19 Aug 2016

If anyone is interested, there is an article in "www.howtogeek.com" on "How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10's Anniversary Update" by doing an registry edit.

Posted by:

CardMagik
19 Aug 2016

It was automatically installed a couple of weeks ago which really ticked me off since it kept me offline for about 30 minutes instead of being able to use my machine. It changed lock screens and backgrounds on all 4 user accounts on the PC and I had to reset each one of those. Switching between user accounts is different but not horrible. I had to disable the action center on all 4 accounts which I think is simply irritating. I have been using all my regular programs with no problems and no freeze, so I plan to keep it and not roll back. I have turned on defer updates now so it doesn't happen without my knowledge again.

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MmeMoxie
19 Aug 2016

I went to the MS website to get the download for the Win 10 Anniversary update. By doing it manually instead of waiting for the automatic updating - I believe that I got a good install.

I haven't had any of the problems that others are having. However, I do have some issues with games that I already had on my computer! Several of them will not start or open!!! I have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. It has to be in the new codings.

I had the same issue when I upgraded to Win 10 the first time! After the Nov updates, my computer was fine. Now, I am back to square one, again. My computer works fine, except for this gaming problem. I will have to go back to the previous version. Bummer. :O(

Posted by:

Allen
19 Aug 2016

Thanks for this article. I had downloaded GWX Control Panel before installing W10 so I'd stop getting those annoying upgrade notices. I didn't delete it after I successfully installed and it has prevented any upgrades. Great recommendation!

I just activated the restore feature.

Any suggestion on when we'll know that its safe to do the AU update? Will you post something?

Posted by:

Mike R
19 Aug 2016

I've upgraded 2 computers with AU. The first, an HP desktop I purchased this spring with Win 10 Home, received the AU through windows update the first day available. It took about 2 hours to download and install, and another half hour to try to find all the options to turn off reporting back to MS. The second- a gateway laptop w/touchscreen purchased 1 1/2 years ago with Win 8 and upgraded to win 10, didn't receive the AU upgrade, so after a week, I forced it, and it was a quick download, but when installing stalled out at 99%. (a common problem) After letting it sit for 2 days, I could have just used the backup image to go back, but tried something else first. I restarted it, and forced the upgrade again. This time it downloaded and installed. Surprising! It took an extra restart to get it working, but it seems to be ok. (Thank you Bob for talking about backing up so much!) I don't see anything really good or bad about the upgrade, except good- being done with it, and a slight downside- a few different things to get used to.

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SteveG
19 Aug 2016

I upgraded my HP Win 10 laptop which took about 2 hours to download and install. I got slightly worried when it rebooted at 30% displaying a message "scanning and attempting to repair C" followed by "trying to recover installation" I let it carry on and the upgrade finished without problems. When I started using the laptop immediately after the upgrade I noticed it was running very slowly and that battery power was dwindling rapidly and getting very warm. I switched it off, left it until the next day and everything has been fine since. But I think I will wait a while before upgrading my desktop PC...

Posted by:

DannyP
19 Aug 2016

To me it would seem that Win 10 is basically a mess; nothing more than an experiment gone bad. It is basically filled with bloatware, and they keep adding more, as with the so-callled "added features" in the AU. Give me a basic OS and let me choose what features to add through programs, etc., that I want to add. Supposedly, Win 7 will be supported until 2020, and Win 8,1 until 2023. Could that be enough time to get familiar with Linux?? There seems to be a basic mindset in all computer programmers: Do not fix the problems, but rather tear down the building and start all over. They always try to re-invent the wheel instead of fixing the obvious problems. And when they do that, they only create more problems when they try to add more to the program. Also, some of the computer people who are constantly talking about computer security, including MS, do things in their programs that work against security.

Posted by:

ron
19 Aug 2016

Win10 went very smooth and no problems. I will admit it was on a new computer.

Posted by:

Gyppo
19 Aug 2016

QUOTE: Other problems reported after installing the AU include Cortana disappearing entirely...

This is a problem?

Posted by:

Bob J
19 Aug 2016

Updated an HP AIO computer running Win 10. The first thing I noticed is that "this version of Windows does not support WiDi." Bummer since the version before supported it.

The more I see of the new MS the less likely I am to buy another PC... Chrome book, here I come!!

Posted by:

Darlene
19 Aug 2016

Microsoft Edge displays correctly at msn.com only, however clicking on a link or typing a new web address and the only thing that is displayed is a compressed version of websites in the middle of the screen and about 2 in. wide. I've gone back to Explorer and run a full scan. Don't know if this is related.

Posted by:

bb
19 Aug 2016

I've updated ~15 PCs with the AU without any serious problems other than requiring a power-off reboot to get touch-screens to work. Mostly upgrades of v1511 to v1607 (obtw, that's aka build 14393, MS certainly likes confusing nomenclatures!) but a couple clean installs also. Updated by both requesting the downloaded upgrade and a upgrade install from installation media. The latter was faster.
At my computer lab one newer HP desktop (Skylake) w/Win10Enterprise automatically updated itself; but ~8 other PCs with Win10Ent refuse to accept the AU, they say to contact the system admin which is me. :-(
I can confirm that many settings are reset to MS defaults but not a problem as we keep them pretty well stock. No third party anti-virus which seems to be a common thread in many of the upgrade problems.

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