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    Windows update maxing out a CPU core and running forever

    Thank you for laying out your issue so clearly, it helped me rectify a similar situation. From others I have spoken with, many problems have manifested themselves since MS started 'roll-up' updates in October. From memory, the cumulative update was about 107mb, but the W8.1 OS files increased...
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    Is Windows 8.1 more stable than 10 at this point?

    From one year ago, when I first tested 10, I have seen a vast improvement in performance and format to the point when I felt confident in trading in my old 8.1 laptop for a new W10 2 in 1. However, due the very nature of the new laptop, I encountered almost immediate issues to overcome.... The...
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    Solved Windows 10 deadline... Installation Files

    Last year, Microsoft forced downloaded it's Windows 10 installation files onto my Windows 8.1 desktop and laptop. I have no intention of switching to Windows 10 and blocked the ads using the GWX controller. I have already tried to delete them, however Microsoft repeated their forced...
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    Reliance upon an Internet Connection

    We tend to think in location terms that everyone lives in a city of town. Even in the UK, if you live more than a couple of miles away from an Exchange, then you will not receive an adequate speed sufficient to even stream a Radio station! It may be a commercial 'fact of life' that Software...
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    Reliance upon an Internet Connection

    Not all of us, especially in Rural or remote areas, have the benefit of a Broadband connection fast enough to stream or utilise Apps to their fullest extent. We pay for an OS we can't fully use. This got me thinking as to how much 8/8.1/10 are increasingly reliant upon this facility. Being a...
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    Solved Help! Windows Update progress is stuck.

    Thanks for providing me with the answer to my situation,,,it worked! :)
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    Home CCTV monitoring system.

    Can anyone recommend a wireless CCTV system for my home? Following a review by my local Police, after I was subjected to 2 thefts of heating oil and an attempted Burglary (whilst I was in my house), they recommended that I install 10 cameras, 6 indoor and 4 outdoor. The outdoor camera's must...
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    Solved Help! Windows Update progress is stuck.

    For two days my Windows Update progress has been stuck ay the installing stage and I can't get back to the 'check for updates' window but can for 'Update history'. Is there a simple way to correct this 'freeze'? Many thanks
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    Windows 8.1 'Spying and downloading' Official response.

    Within the UK, we have Legislation, called the Consumer Rights Act...this applies to computer software, apps and even the Operating System. The legislation stipulates that all notications from the software provider MUST NOT be in 'jargon' but must clearly state in plain English exactly what the...
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    Windows 8.1 'Spying and downloading' Official response.

    Even in the UK, and throughout Europe, we have Laws which protect data being collated without a Court Order. I applaud the British Govt. in protecting this nation by surveilance methods. But this is done within the Laws of this country. you say that Microsoft only collect limited technical...
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    Windows 8.1 'Spying and downloading' Official response.

    I recently raised specific questions with my Member of the UK Parliament concerning Microsoft downloading Windows 10 files and updates for windows 8.1, which didn't reveal their true nature, onto my computer without my consent. Below is the reply my MP received from the CEO )UK) of Microsoft...
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    Microsoft is spying on us!

    It's my pleasure to alert other users that my initial suspicions were found to be correct. I have nothing to hide on my PC, however, why on earth has Microsoft suddenly started to gather data (including voice recordings) for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers? IF this data collection extends to Pro...
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    Microsoft is spying on us!

    You want proof of Microsoft's 'spying' actions.... so here it is: Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm | PCWorld Just Like Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8 Also Spy on You – Here’s How to Stop Them These are only just a couple of the Internet based...
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    Microsoft is spying on us!

    It's in the Press now..... Windows 10 was automatically downloaded onto PC's using 7 and 8.1 and remains in a hidden file on your PC. With it has come a host of keylogging, spyware, records your voice and even can control your webcam. And this is even before we decide to Upgrade to Windows 10...
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    10 messing up earlier OS!

    I hope that it is not just me that has been having issues. But these are just a few of the problems I have been experiencing since July 29th: I upgraded only my laptop to 10 via download only to experience so many problems that I did a clean re-install back to 8.1. (too many problems to list!)...
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