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About n_K

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  1. n_K added a post in a topic Upgrading to Windows 10 from 8.1 Technet key?   

    I think legally you should only be using those technet keys for development and testing, not for any other use: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/subscriptions/cc137104.aspx
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  2. n_K added a post in a topic Windows 10: You can't disable reporting errors back to microsoft and where's network config options for setup?   

    The way I've read it is error reporting has been bundled into telemetry, that's how all the MS documentation reads to me.
    Yes there's the 'send report to microsoft' dialogue when a program crashes but from what I understand, regardless if you send that or don't/have it enabled or not, it will send crash reports with telemetry data.
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  3. n_K added a post in a topic Windows 10: You can't disable reporting errors back to microsoft and where's network config options for setup?   

    Not according to their FAQ: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/feedback-diagnostics-privacy-faq
    'Basic information is data that is vital to the operation of Windows. This data helps keep Windows and apps running properly by letting Microsoft know the capabilities of your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating correctly. This option also turns on basic error reporting back to Microsoft. If you select this option, we’ll be able to provide updates to Windows (via Windows Update, including malicious software protection by the Malicious Software Removal Tool), but some apps and features may not work correctly or at all.'
     
    No it is not related to the messenger service. It's related to windows messenger which was bundled with windows XP and caused a huge outcry (feel free to google fu) because it was a PITA so various keys were added in SP1 or SP2 to disable it.
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  4. n_K added a post in a topic Windows 10: You can't disable reporting errors back to microsoft and where's network config options for setup?   

    No, it is a requirement that you have vista or greater for the key to be changed, this does NOT mean that the key is read or used. The previous keys for windows update for windows vista/7/8 are still in group policy, they still say 'Requirements: at least windows vista' but changing them doesn't do anything because the configuration has been removed. The keys are kept so that an organisation can have multiple different versions of windows on their network (2000 - XP - 7 - 8 - 10) with one set of group policy rules, most likely set on a windows 10 client PC connected to the server via MMC, and the options for all the OS's can be configured - again, this has no guarantee that a newer operating system will read or respect the value of the key. E.g. 'prevent access to 16 bit applications' can be configured on a 64 bit machine but will have no effect at all on 64 bit machines because there is no 16 bit executable support for 64 bit windows, but the descriptive text does not tell you this.
    Another one - windows messenger; 'do not allow windows messenger to run, supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional' - there is no windows messenger for windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10, it was removed from windows, yet this key has not been updated to tell people that it has no effect.
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  5. n_K added a topic in Microsoft (Windows) Discussion & Support   

    Windows 7 has the same 'keylogger' (in error reports) functionality as windows 10
    I was just browsing through the group policy stuff in W10 and noticed an option which is enabled by default and can send your mouse clicks and keystrokes when you submit an error report: Thought it was worth posting since the cortina version in windows 10 seems to do the same thing.
     

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  6. n_K added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    Yes and the bugs cause 'bugbears'.
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  7. n_K added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    Not sure what blocking ads has to do with pinning icons to the taskbar from the start menu but erm thanks? Haha.
    I just noticed, in the weather application you can get a weather map of the different temperatures continent wide. I say continent wide because it will only show me the UK and parts of europe, I can't go west or north more than the UK, I can't go east into russia, and I can't go south below turkey? WHY!? WHAT THE HECK!?
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  8. n_K added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    What a place to put that option, just wow! Thanks for the tip!
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  9. n_K added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    There's too many bugs to list, they're all mostly as annoying as each other
    How did you get it to confirm deleting files or folders? On mine it just deletes them without confirmation and I can't find a setting in explorer's settings list for it?
    Err...
     

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  10. n_K added a post in a topic Windows 10: You can't disable reporting errors back to microsoft and where's network config options for setup?   

    Here's what I get when I search for 'settings', so it can find the settings app just not half the stuff inside of the settings app...

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  11. n_K added a post in a topic Windows 10: You can't disable reporting errors back to microsoft and where's network config options for setup?   

    It didn't show that on mine, and still searching for 'location' yields no results, so it's broken.
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  12. n_K added a topic in Site & Forum Issues   

    Commenting on posts twice is broken
    If you comment on a post twice, first in reply to someone else, then a new comment at the bottom, the second reply you've spent ages typing out is completely deleted and a duplicate of the original post you typed takes its place...
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  13. n_K added a post in a topic Windows Update in Windows 10: A massive bag of hurt   

    It's never happened to me either, does that mean just because it's never happened to you that it doesn't exist? No, that's complete and utter nonsense. You don't even have to look that far back, an update for windows XP was pushed that caused an infinite reboot loop for anyone with an AMD CPU - on the 'wow ms screwed that up' from 0 to 10 I'd say doing that comes in at a hefty 12/10.
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