• Microsoft again remotely into my PC

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    #2208579

    My 1909 Pro laptop is on 24/365 running some tasks.
    This morning as I revived the display I saw that the desktop has changed :
    Desktop.ini icon changed position like after a restart. Got a new OneDrive icon on the taskbar (TaskBar OneDrive setting has been set to ON).
    There were no OS updates and nothing should have been changed except for Microsoft meddling with taskbar settings, and maybe other changes, without my approval.

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    • #2208584

      Anything in the event logs?

      cheers, Paul

    • #2208595

      Any entries in Reliability Monitor, to indicate any updates/installations?

    • #2208628

      Any entries in Reliability Monitor, to indicate any updates/installations?

      None.

      I am now getting Microsoft’s propaganda for OneDrive.
      When I took the PrtSc of the attached picture, a windows jumped with Microsoft’s ad for saving the PrtSC to OneDrive . So now, every time I’ll take a printscreen I will get this ad ?

      ODrv

      ODrv-1

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    • #2208630

      Anything in the event logs?

      cheers, Paul

      Just the usual stuff. Nothing special.

    • #2208775

      I used prtscr (first time for ages) and it showed that image. Clicked on the ‘No thanks’ and next time it worked as normal. Except I had to remember I had to ctrl-v in an app like Word to see the image. But then I use snip & sketch, which I find much better and I expect there’s other screen print apps people will say are better than that.

      Eliminate spare time: start programming PowerShell

    • #2208881

      But then I use snip & sketch, which I find much better and I expect there’s other screen print apps people will say are better than that.

      Thanks, but I don’t need “anything” better. PrtScr works for me for ages.

      The question remains. Why did Microsoft put its fat fingers into my PC’s settings.

      • #2208904

        The question remains. Why did Microsoft put its fat fingers into my PC’s settings.

        You agreed to Microsoft’s EULA by using their software.

        By accepting this agreement or using the software, you agree to all of these terms, and consent to the transmission of certain information during activation and during your use of the software as per the privacy statement described in Section 3. If you do not accept and comply with these terms, you may not use the software or its features.

        Updates. The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.”

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

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