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    Scared and Very Confused - Windows 10

    Great news for all who want to wait / do not want W10!!!! In Windows Update go to Optional and mark W10 upgrade as Hidden. Decide what updates you want to install Important or Optional and click install. The W10 upgrade will show but the selected updates will be installed. After...
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    Stop Windows Update from installing Windows 10 Upgrade!!??

    I understand that download and upgrade are different. The question was does the W10 upgrade download automatically go into installation mode? Some programme downloads require the user to click an icon to start the actual installation whilst in others nothing further is required. I would like to...
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    Stop Windows Update from installing Windows 10 Upgrade!!??

    Maybe a silly question but does anybody know if the W10 update downloads and waits for the user to install it or if download / install is one action which the user cannot interrupt? If the former then we could download and stay with W8 until ready to make the change over. I want to do that so I...
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    Stop Windows Update from installing Windows 10 Upgrade!!??

    check GWX (Get Windows 10) Updates are messing up Windows Update - Microsoft Community which appears to have an answer although it has not worked for me so far but I have not yet restarted
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    Solved Verify account / local account

    Brink thanks for all your help regarding this. I have switched to a local account and my machine is up and running a lot more quickly. I use a paaword manager so logging in to Outlook, Skype etc. is not a hassle. I will try accessing system restore if the problem re-occurs. Regards Polterry
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    Solved Verify account / local account

    Brink thanks for update. I will be very carefull in use of optimizer programs in future. I followed your tutorial on editing registry and I have to admit I am too scared of making a mess. I have spent too much of my time getting my existing set-up to work how I want it to risk a complete...
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    Solved Verify account / local account

    Paulsalter thanks for idea. I am using W8.1 and have verified account so presumeably mine is a trusted device. The annoying thing about what is happening is that sometimes after a temporary login the verify option is there and sometime not
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    Solved Verify account / local account

    Thanks for very detailed technical method of fixing problem when it occurs which I have perused. I will read very carefully and perhaps experiment. I am however nervous about editing registry as I am all too well aware that one wrong entry can cause havoc with system i.e. the cure is worse than...
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    Solved Verify account / local account

    I have read various posts about verifying accounts and the use of local accounts instead of MS account. I am set-up with MS account and PIN login. Over the last month or so I have on several occassions been signed in to a temporay account and told to sign out / sign in again. By a process of...
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    Solved Latest W8 Updates

    Good news at last people. Day 1 Following Jimbo45 post I did a clean install, see tutorial for great step-by-step instructions. Actually I did a Refresh as according to Tutorial it is quicker. I then installed Avast Internet Security and started to set-up users, layouts, programmes etc. I...
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    Solved Latest W8 Updates

    Thank you people for posts above. Further to jimbo45 remarks I started with XP and could not get W8 to install. I spent over 2 hours with MS support, a lady in the Philipines controlling my computer, and the fault with XP could not be identified. I had Vista from another computer that I had...
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    Solved Latest W8 Updates

    I have spent hours this morning with the latest set of updates. The installation went to 59% then hung for a long time before going to restarting. Restarting never progressed further. After trying physical restarts a couple of times I finally managed to achieve failure to config updates and...
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    Solved Switching Users without password

    Just a thank you Brink as my problem now appears to be solved.
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    Solved Switching Users without password

    I have set up 2 users; 1 as administrator (me) and 1 for my wife. It is a home computer and we do not require password protection. I am the normal user and have managed to set up so that I login within having to enter password. However when my wife uses the computer the Start-up screen is me...
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