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  1. zhangm added a post in a topic Tiles Not Working On Start Menu   

    I'm on the verge of wiping the drive and doing my clean installation due to similar issues.
    I can't help wondering whether settings synced to/from Windows 8 to a Microsoft account aren't somehow contributing to these issues.
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  2. zhangm added a post in a topic Creator of original Windows 95 Start menu unimpressed by Windows 10 version   

    I'm not so impressed with the Windows 95 Start Menu.
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  3. zhangm 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?   

    Please try to keep the discussion civil.
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  4. zhangm added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    Option is in Recycle Bin > Properties.
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  5. zhangm added a topic in Microsoft (Windows) Discussion & Support   

    Command to launch Task View?
    Is there a way to invoke Task View other than the keyboard shortcut and the icon, e.g. something that I could execute via command line?
    I'd like to assign it as a flick gesture on my mouse.
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  6. zhangm added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    Mail tiles are 100% dead for me. I had one Hotmail, one Gmail, and one edu account set up for two days. Regardless of whether the app was set to show messages as they arrive or poll for new messages every X minutes, the app failed to notify me of a single e-mail. Retrieving new mail required switching to each account and hitting refresh manually.  I look forward to the Mail developers redeeming themselves in a future update. Clearly they have plenty of feedback on the issues.
    Also just saw this. Them settings.

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  7. zhangm added a post in a topic Whats your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?   

    I think that there are many features that are appealing.
    I'm also irritated that many aspects are buggy - you've mentioned the Schrödinger's tiles. Unfortunately, I think this carries across many features within the apps themselves, Mail being something completely unusable for me due to its inability to automatically check mail, and due to my inability to configure the app so that it can send mail through our org's servers.
    I think Task View and the updated command prompt/Powershell programs are excellent.
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  8. zhangm added a post in a topic Windows 10 Taskbar Icons look awful   

    Bad NVidia drivers have caused some very strange symptoms in the past.
    Create a new local user account. Check icon appearance there to see whether it's global.
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  9. zhangm added a post in a topic Windows 10 is free but what's the catch?   

    IIRC WMC was also made available as a (temporary) freebie for Windows 8. Having upgraded multiple computers at no cost, I don't feel particularly ripped off.
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  10. zhangm added a post in a topic Could I Convert?   

    If your image checksums are correct, then try burning at the slowest rate available for your drive. This can help reduce errors, especially on older (typically less reliable) burners, which tend to be among the first pieces of hardware to die from old age on any machine. Alternatively, you can try installing from a flash drive rather than an optical disc.
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  11. zhangm added a post in a topic New HP PC, issue updating to Windows 10 via updates, used the tool and now it says invalid product key   

    You could call them for assistance if you're in a rush to upgrade.
    Many people are experiencing activation issues, since the servers responsible for checking licenses are swamped with traffic. Activation, at least from the post-installation side can require many (dozens) of tries before the server can be reached. If your issue arises from this, then you could try to validate repeatedly until it works, or just hold off for a few days while things die down.
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  12. zhangm added a post in a topic BBCODE support now working   

    That's terrific. Thanks! 

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  13. zhangm added a post in a topic Windows 10 Action Center Note shortcut   

    Looking into it - could be run through systemsettings.exe, but still digging through regedit at the moment.
    HKCU\Control Panel\Quick Actions\Pinned
    Regarding custom Quiet Hours: I haven't tested these settings myself (via gpedit.msc), but they look promising.

    I found one way of doing this, but I'm not sure it is the best way. Someone else can probably easily improve on it.
    Ok. Fire up Onenote. File > Options > Save & Backup. Jot down the URL of the notebook.
    Open regedit, modify HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ActionCenter\Quick Actions\All\SystemSettings_Launcher_Quicknote
    Replace data in Uri (default is onenote-cmd://quicknote?onOpen=typing) with onenote:the URL that you pulled from Onenote, e.g. it should start with onenote:https://.....
    Restart the computer.
    Obviously if it doesn't work well and your computer starts exploding, swap the default Uri value back in.
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  14. zhangm added a post in a topic Gmail not working with Windows 10 mail app?   

    I haven't sent any messages, but it looks like content is downloaded correctly.
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  15. zhangm added a post in a topic Windows 10 Tip: Using Action Center   

    Well, what have you tried so far?
    In Control Panel > System > Notifications & Actions, you can disable "Show app notifications". Then hit "Turn system icons on or off" and remove the Action Center.
    I suspect you can also use gpedit.msc > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Notifications settings to make Quiet Hour last forever.
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