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    • in reply to: Internet Security Providers #2308204
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      Great – thanks for the information! Mine doesn’t expire till May, but I thought I’d start checking Newegg after the new year for their deals. Good to know that you can buy ahead and then use it when needed!

      Thanks!

       

      in reply to: Internet Security Providers #2308199
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      Quick question – hope that’s OK here.

      I use ESET on my Win 7 laptop and so far, it has been fine. When it is time to renew, can I just buy another license from Newegg and use that to extend my current product, or does the current one need to be uninstalled and the new one downloaded and installed? And if I purchased it before the expiration date – if I don’t activate it till I need it, will the new expiration date be a year from activation, or a year from purchase? Thanks!

      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305462
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      Thanks! Makes sense, but sounds like a ticking time bomb to me! Wonder what else they’ll surprise us with! 🙁

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      Yeah, I wasn’t against the upgrade to 1909 – I was just not happy that there was no way to either restart or shut down the laptop UNTIL I downloaded 1909. I have never seen that before – instead of the usual shutdown button choices – restart, sleep, shut down – I had “Upgrade and then restart” and “Upgrade and then shut down” as the only two choices – giving me no option at that point other than to do the upgrade whether I was really ready to or not.

      And once it started, as noted above, it ran and ran for hours, tried to install several times and redownloaded again several times. That download loop was my first concern, and there were plenty of others as well. There were things I did like about the Dell, but actually, in light of the recent Win 1909 settings screen header being changed without my knowledge or permission, I am just as glad to only have one Win 10 machine to deal with.

      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305454
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      And just to ask – how exactly is this feature “rolled out”? Is it included somehow in the checking for updates process that Windows does automatically? Does that mean that theoretically, each time Windows checks for updates, it also downloads various changes to Win 10 whenever it wants?  What about if you have your connection set to metered? Obviously that doesn’t stop it, at least not in this case…

      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305436
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      Thanks! That explains things, but the most disheartening part is this IMO:

      As of now, there is no way to disable this. Microsoft warned not to use third-party tools to enable or disable the new Settings UI when the feature was introduced.

      Very intrusive, and if it is going to keep changing at will – that isn’t good.

      Thanks for the link!

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      I’m not convinced that the initial issue with it insisting on updating to 1909, and then the subsequent problems getting it to do that – the long long dowloading issue, didn’t somehow contribute to its unreliability. Those, plus the endless need to constantly fiddle with Win 10 – settings, updates, etc, just wasn’t worth it IMO.

      LHiggins
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      Thanks! As I had added – I did get it to work in a different USB port, and all went fine. Seems that the full space is now available and formatted and aligned properly!

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      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305232
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      Correct – I am not in the insider program! I wonder what’s up…

      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305221
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      Too bad there isn’t any notification of the change – and who gave them the right to just download something onto my computer? I am pretty careful with any downloads, and wonder how this got by and installed. Sad…

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      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305212
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      (I wish they wouldn’t though…)

      Indeed! And thanks – makes you wonder what else is going to suddenly change without warning!

      LHiggins
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      An update for anyone who may be interested – LOL!

      OK – so after playing around with the Dell laptop for about a week – update issues, blue screens, display not working, multiple restarts, other things – I decided enough was enough and sent it back to Dell. Got my refund quickly and it all just reinforced my feelings about Win 10. So for now, I’m going to cautiously keep using my old Win 7. Maybe a tablet instead of another laptop one day – one that runs something other than Windows – or a Mac!

      Thanks everyone for the help here – guess it wasn’t meant to be!

      in reply to: Win 10 1909 Settings Screen suddenly changed! #2305197
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      Thanks! Missed that one. But – if it is a server-side change – why did it just suddenly appear? It wasn’t there yesterday when I checked WUSHOWHIDE and looked to see what updates there might be. The last time it checked for updates was yesterday morning – I didn’t see the change till today.

      Shouldn’t there have been something that downloaded, or some indication of what caused the change. I’ve had 1909 since March – now build 18363.1082, and this is the first time I’ve seen this banner. Just seems strange that as hardened as you think you are against any unauthorized MS tinkering, something always seems to slip through.

      Thanks!

       

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      ETA: Tried a different USB port and it is now visible! Sorry ’bout that!

       

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      A little late coming back to this – but I ran the minitool and it doesn’t recognize the SSD. It only shows my hard drive – bot the SSD which is 240 gb.

      Minitool

      Is there a way to force it to see the drive? Or should I use diskpart to clean it and then try?

      Thanks!

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      Thanks for all of the links and information! I’ve downloaded Partition Wizard and will give that a try first! Great help and suggestions – much appreciated!

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