Windows 10 - Tips and Tweaks

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  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I stopped using MS office years ago, I use OpenOffice now
     
  2. primetime^

    primetime^ Master Guru

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    How does it compare to wps office?
     
  3. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    So......What is your point? Who cares if you use open office. If there are others like me who happen to use Office 2013 they may find that tool useful in diagnosing some of the issues they may have when migrating to Windows 10.
     
  4. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    My Office 2007 things are working perfectly. I only use Word and Outlook though.

    I have tried other things like Open Office, which is not compatible with all Office files even though it claims to be. Kingsoft, which is okay. LibreOffice (basically the same as Open Office). Nothing beats the real thing and 2007 is good enough for me. I actually preferred the 2003 version because it didn't have the ribbon interface yet.
     

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    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    Nice. I was having issues with the Outlook connector as it kept installing an older version and e-mail accounts wouldn't sync properly with MS Office 2013. I did some digging and found that tool which helped rectify the problem. I like Office and only started using it in recent years because I was able to get it for free through school. Before that I used the free stuff. Now, the more I use MS Office the more I find how lacking the open-source stuff can be at times.
     
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  6. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Maha Guru

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    Ive gone with Libre, better than Open Office I think although it does take a fair bit of tweaking to make it workable.
     
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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Not sure if posted before.

    Remove OneDrive completely from system with 1 batch file.

    Open Notepad and copy and paste this into it

    Save file as something like "RemoveOneDrive.bat" (without quotes) it can be named anything you want but MUST have .bat at the end (try not to name it .bat.txt it must end in .bat for it create a batch file).

    Now right click the file created and run as admin.

    It stops OneDrive services, uninstalls OneDrive, and your done.

    Very simple and easy to use.

    SORRY IF ALREADY POSTED.
     
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    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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  11. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    No offense, but is there any proof that the "Spy Remover" does what it says it does? I don't understand how someone who is that concerned about privacy would blindly download a tweak/hack program that does things that they don't understand. For all you know, it's re configuring the telemetry options to send the data to some private server....

    And no, I'm not wearing a tinfoil hat. I just find it funny that random web user _x_ is more trustworthy than Microsoft. The code being open source inspires confidence, but how many people are actually going to examine the code? And even if it's found out to have malicious intent, it would probably be too late.
     
  12. theoneofgod

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    The post above is an open-source project, you can see exactly what it does and compile it yourself.
     
  13. IcE

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    You can, but my point is, how many people are going to do that versus just accepting that it's good? :nerd:
     
  14. theoneofgod

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    I would need a tinfoil hat then. As I wouldn't trust any single application on my system including the OS and that would prevent me using any of it.

    It's not impossible or unlikely for a "disable tracking" application to make things worse but where do we draw the line.
     
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    More specific to people running the applications instead. A lot would much prefer pressing a few buttons. Should they be trusted? Why are these applications the only ones we should consider?
    I've disabled things after searching around myself. I wouldn't run tools to do it but I'm sure many people have done and will do in the future.
     
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    True, there are some who prefer to push a few buttons. I don't know if any of these tools should be trusted. Nor did I know they existed until they got posted here. The problem I see with them is that they seem to come from random folks on the internet, and not trusted sources so I would be very wary of letting these programs modify my system files.
     
  18. IcE

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    Oh I'm well aware. It doesn't really matter to me as I'm not really concerned about it. I set tracking to basic and stopped caring after that. It just seems like it would be extremely easy for someone to capitalize on all these privacy fears with an actual invasion of privacy. It happened with the angry planes mod for GTA V. Nobody was expecting that one.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually happened. I've seen/read quite a few articles that talk about Windows 10 and privacy. The whole issue has gotten blown way out proportion and is probably way less severe than people are making it out to be.
     
  20. IcE

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    I blame the Snowden leaks. Everyone assumes that any sort of "monitoring" reports directly back to the NSA. As if the NSA cares what sort of porn you download. Sure, they might laugh at you if you're actually being investigated, but you've got bigger problems in that case. Microsoft is simply doing what Google used to do. It's subsidizing things that people actually want in exchange for information to make their stuff better, and in turn get more people on board. Pretty standard practice. Their privacy policy sounds draconian because it implies they have the ability to capture private files and folders, but I really, really doubt that ability exists outside of OneDrive. Because if it does, someone will find the back end for it. And if you think the privacy storm is bad now, just wait. Pretty sure the part of the privacy policy that enables them to do whatever they want is simply legalese for "we will do what is required of us by law".

    The irony is that MS actually fought in courts for its users before against the government. A court subpoenaed them for data on a server in Ireland, and MS refused to give it to them because of a conflict with Irish law. So it's not like they enjoy bending over and giving up their reputation and userbase.
     

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