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Robert A.
19 Aug 2016

I don't believe I have the AU installed on my computer, as it is not showing up on the Windows Update list. I installed Windows 10 on my Acer desktop, originally an 8.1 machine, the day before the free upgrade expired. The new Windows 10 seemed to work okay, with no glitches, and I was satisfied with it. But in the past week or so, I've had the computer freeze up about eight times for no apparent reason. I couldn't even get it to unfreeze by using the "ctrl/alt/delete" keystrokes, so I have had no choice but to manually hit the power button, which I'm not thrilled to do. Sometimes web pages in Edge have locked up if I've left them up, and walked away from the computer for a short while, which never seemed to happen in Win 8.1 with IE.

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Dave Moran
19 Aug 2016

"Cortana no longer has an “off” switch in Windows 10 Home or Pro editions after the AU" It is available on the pro version under group policy search, "cortana allowed" set to disabled and you are back to your local pc search.

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Phil
19 Aug 2016

My Windows 10 Home does not have the "Set as metered connection" option. I'd like to control my updates. Any advice?

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Jeffery Lee Plunkett
20 Aug 2016

Being the geek that I am, I am always anxious to try new features and "improvements" (although I have certainly learned the hard way that said improvements can be just the opposite at times). That being said, I jumped the gun and downloaded the AU before it was offered to me (I have an older machine). Given the horror stories since, I wish I would have waited. Nevertheless (knock on wood), I have had good luck with it so far. Unusual for me, since if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.

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Peter Hanish
20 Aug 2016

On August5 I decided to force the download. Before the download my desktop computer had all of the previous updates installed. I started the download at 12pm. When I went to bed the update had not finished, it showed that it was 93% completed. When I woke up in the morning I booted up the computer and to my surprise everything worked perfectly. Can you imagine, over 12 hours to download the AU!

Posted by:

Oliver Fleming
20 Aug 2016

How do I stop the download Windows 10 Enterprise edition?

The solutions you give do not quite look correct. EG Outlook Mail will not download the prictures.
Thank you
Oliver Fleming

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JIM
20 Aug 2016

DOWNLOADED W10 ON 2 LAPTOPS. I BE NOT A COMPUTER WIZ AND BOTH PC's HAD PROBLEMS. NO START BOX ON EITHER. MY MAIN PC SAID MY HOTMAIL WAS DANGEROUS AND IT WOULD NOT LET ME INTO MY ACCOUNT NO MATTER WHAT I TRIED. I ROLLED IT BACK OK TO W7. THE OTHER PC LET ME ACCESS MY HOTMAIL BUT HAD OTHER
PROBLEMS WITH GOOGLE ETC SO I ROLLED IT BACK TOO.
I'LL STAY WITH WINDOWS 7 FOR NOW. AS SENIORS, I
WOULD HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL TO BEW ABLE TO USE W10.
BOB, THANKS FOR MANY YEARS OF HELPFUL MESSAGES.

Posted by:

Don
20 Aug 2016

For most people, the late 1990's was the beginning of the computer age on a personal level. Sadly, it looks like the late 2010's may be the end of it.
I don't consider myself computer illiterate, but most of the problems cited in the comments are ones I probably wouldn't be able to handle myself.
So I'll cling to my Win 7 machines and pray that something will happen before 2020.

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Pat C.
20 Aug 2016

I don't know if I've got the 'Latest and Greatest' from Window$ installed - I had to wait awhile as an update was installed this afternoon. "Please wait while updates are being installed. Don't turn off your computer". - but I wasn't informed of what I was installing. I cleaned a carb on an old Snapper mower I rescued from a barn and got the machine going before the update installed. So far my computer is not acting funny. Should I worry?

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Jonathan
20 Aug 2016

My computer froze during the install. Nothing happened for hours but spinning dots in a circle. I turned the computer off after a long period of waiting and found it wouldn't run afterwards. The Geek Squad said it destroyed my Master Boot Record. Cost me $230 to replace the hard drive and reinstall the system. Wish I could sue Microsoft in court for that.

Posted by:

Ian Webb
20 Aug 2016

I installed AU on my laptop and it installed ok. Later, I discovered that my laptop could not access drives on my desktop via a homegroup - it worked fine before AU came along. It seems there are also problems in creating and deleting homegroups though I have no personal experience of this.

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sam
20 Aug 2016

My husband got his W10 withoutnoticing as he only yuses it for soccer mainly and odd bits. But it isnt a good OS and too late to turn it back and when I tried to go gt W7 back couldnt as didnt have a product code for version on it. Which was 64 bit from dealer so comes with some sort of licence that cant count. What to do? did have a spare 64 bit license fm family pack but that has disappeared. Looked everywhere - wouldnt have thrown it out! I have to go into hospital in a month or so for hip and knee replacement and wanted to take it with me. Just like to go back to windows 7 as so much better. Any ideas on how to get past this dealer loaded licence?

Posted by:

Brad
20 Aug 2016

I've upgraded two desktops and one laptop:
W7 ---> W8---> W8.1 ---> W10 with absolutely no problems or issues.
I'm not a computer geek but far from ignorant.
Maybe I'm just lucky.

One side note: I wonder if the people who have all sorts of problems are multi tasking i.e facebook twitter or other distractions and not paying attention to their computers.

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Dave
20 Aug 2016

I had several problems after the AU, unfortunately Cortana disappearing was not one of them. The main problem was that I could no longer access my graphics card without getting a Black Screen of Death. When I tried to use system restore I was unable to because it had been disabled.
Sadly (and stupidly) I was unaware of the option to restore to an earlier build. This is now denied to me because I updated over 10 days ago! Aren't people allowed to discover problems after 10 days?

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Dave
20 Aug 2016

iMac

Posted by:

Chuck
20 Aug 2016

Thanks Bob, done. Now, please remember to tell us when this is safe so we turn the 'set as metered connection' back on and let it run.

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Nick
20 Aug 2016

AU installed on my laptop, now the connection between laptop and Xboxone keeps disconnecting. Uninstalled AU and the problem disappears.

Posted by:

Clair
20 Aug 2016

I have had enough Last week went to Linux Mint.
I know many people won't be able to do this but it is the best thing I did. I took a coarse on Linux and thought it was about time I take advantage of it. It has been a week now and I only had to boot up windows once to get some email addresses I forgot to bring over.

Posted by:

retcop
22 Aug 2016

Why ANYONE other than a nerdy computer geek would want to be a Microcrap guinea pig is beyond me.

Wait a few years and maybe, just maybe, they will have the bugs worked out.

I doubt it though.

Posted by:

Ruth
22 Aug 2016

How can I tell if I have the Windows Anniversary update installed? Where do I look?

Thanks

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