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Jan 292016

microsoft_logoTom Warren of WinRumors/Neowin/iVerge claims the Windows Phone is dead.
To be honest I selfishly hope that is the case. I was never interested in a Windows Phone and I desperately want Microsoft to get the mobile/phone crap off my desktop OS.

Jan 152016

thpinpostlogoPlease vote over in the right sidebar – – – > > >
Windows 10 Privacy
– It’s a problem.
– It’s not a problem.
– I don’t care.

Jan 142016

win7orbMicrosoft released “official” instructions on how to stop Windows 7 & 8 from upgrading to Win10:

To block the upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update, specify the following registry value:
Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

For non-Enterprise versions of Windows, the (GWX) notification icon can be suppressed through the Windows registry. To do this, set the following registry value:
Subkey: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
DWORD value: DisableGwx = 1

Dec 092015

thTweaking Windows 10 is finished!
It hasn’t been much fun this last week. I hope you all find it useful.
PLEASE, I need your help to spread the word.
Post it on social media, submit it as news to websites, let your friends and family know.

I’m going to have a beer or two…

Dec 082015

windows securityJust a quickie post. I’m spending what little free time I have on formatting the Win10 tweak guide.

Lots of Windows Updates: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2015
Fortunately, I am not seeing any GWX stuff this go-round.

Adobe Flash
APSB15-32 Security Updates Available for Adobe Flash Player
Flash for IE
Flash for other browsers
Main download page
Windows 8/8.1/10 users check Windows Update. Microsoft will get around to updating it…eventually.
Google Chrome users, Flash was updated with today’s’ Chrome release.

Google Chrome
The stable channel has been updated to 47.0.2526.80 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
This release contains an update to Adobe Flash Player ( and security fixes.

Download or update from within the program.

VMware Player Updated
VMware Workstation 12 Player version 12.1 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues.
Release Notes

Dec 072015

win10_logoOh man, Couputerworld – Microsoft sets stage for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy
I’ve covered the GWX issue a lot here at TweakHound. For the life of me I cannot understand why currently approx 20% of folks in the current poll here say they trust Microsoft. Microsoft’s behavior and stunning arrogance is baffling. Ditto the reaction of Microsoft defenders. Can you imagine the outcry by these same people if Apple pulled this crap?

Dec 032015

thpinpostlogoSeems that something in the O&O Shutup10 setting I was using and recommended to folks was making Win10 not find updates.
We got it sorted out. I’ve adjusted the guide accordingly and I apologize if this caused anyone any issues.
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