So anyway, you may have noticed in win10 that OneDrive is included and cant be uninstalled in most versions because it's intertwined heavily with windows10.
If your a fan, that's a good thing, if you're like me, i don't want it and will not use it, ever, solely because i view it as just a money making option for MS, the idea being, they want you to run out of space so you need to purchase more... ( they recently reduced the free default size given to users.. gee i wonder why !! )
So when i setup my win10 machine i didn't add a microsoft account email , so i don't sign into my windows with one either..
I prefer this because i have no desire to use most of MS's online stuff at any point anyway, maybe that could change , but not right now.
Sooo when ever certain file process's are used the OneDrive login box pops up asking for my email... so annoying ..
So i went to the MS help forums looking for a way to disable, if not uninstall onedrive.. find another guy with windows home version, also asking this question.
Reading the reply's he gets, 1 microsoft guy and 2 insider's all reply saying the same thing, "just use gpedit.msc to disable onedrive and also uncheck the (autostart with windows) option"
2 problems here, win10 home edition doesn't include the gpedit.msc policy editor, apparently MS's doesn't want home users to edit any policy options for windows.
You would think these MS guys would know this !!!, not to mention the very first message posted says that gpedit.msc is missing from win10 home computers... confirmed by numerous other guys on numerous other forums...
I swear the MS people replying ignore or don't even read the posted message content, and only reply with "caned" responses based on the message title. ( a caned response is a preformed reply to save time, and they expect it will be helpful to the majority ).
So i basically i state this in my message, that this is a run-around process of MS answering the message, without answering the message...
So i get a response the next day, cant you guess what it is ??
Yet a 4th response telling to use pgedit.msc to fix the problem...
Again i reply stating the obvious of how many times this has been said already and cant be used...
So i get a new response today, guess what it says....
This time it asks me if OneDrive auto-start with windows has been unchecked.....
ARE YOU F**KING KIDDING ME, this has been mention at least twice by me already.. again ... they haven't read the messages posted, or at the most just glanced over them to save time.
Beyond my better judgment, i decided to once again state the obvious and mention yet again what has already been said..
These damn MS people just don't read the messages and assume a caned response will help 80% of those asking for help so they don't need to actually read what you have to say to help you..... or so they think.
This isn't the first time i've been on the MS help forums, the last time it took 4 messages involving 4 test process's over 4 days of " do this and reply back with the results" ONLY FOR THEM TO TELL ME, " i'm sorry you can't do that ", which is what i knew they were going to tell me in the first place............
That's exactly right power.. I'd suggest trying to use a version of Linux with wine (a program that can run Windows exe files on Linux), although it is quite hard to configure right. Something the vast majority of users couldn't even imagine doing with modern computing.
Now with Windows 10, I've heard of people using third-party tools (such as spybot antibeacon) to disable the built-in telemetry (or spying as some guys I know put it) as well as remove the Onedrive s**t from the file explorer. Microsoft should've just given everyone the option to disable things like onedrive and hide it from view until they decided to use it, not use registry keys or the third-party options.
And yes, of all the guys I know, all of them will say that the microsoft-ran support forums are pretty much useless, especially when it comes to driver problems since their volunteers just spout the same crap over and over again. Even if you've posted otherwise.
And yet again, a new reply, the 5 responce telling me to use gpedit....
This isnt bordering ridiculous this is ridiculous.
So now i'm debating, do i keep repling and see what the total count will be for using gpedit, you know play with these dicks till one of them actually reads what has been posted and post's something helpful, or just walk away.
It seems they have a policy to post a reply to anyone posting on the forums, so nobody can say they weren't helped in some way, even if the reply doesn't help.
The guy who posted the 5th reply to use gpedit even said, "lets get this sorted out", so it seems they noticed a number of messages in the thread, that suggested the problem wasn't being fixed.... but still didn't bother to read any of the messages posted so far !! .
Great news, did the most recent win10 update 45 minutes ago..
last reboot i ended up with a black screen, not even the mouse was showing up..
rebooted 3 times tried F8 to get into windows boot menu for a "safe boot" to try and fix this, which i assume involves my video card driver ( win10 is known for screwing up video in things like skype etc ) sooooo.
Reboots didn't help, so i did a hard reboot ( hold the power button for at least 4 seconds ) this is equivalent to pulling the power cable out of the wall socket ( not recommended ).
Well don't you know this seems to have fixed it, so far anyway. . .. i need to reboot again and see if the puter continues to work, plus now i'm debating if i need to remake my USB boot device AGAIN so i have a way to recover if things go bad... ( reinstall win10 with the "update install" fix.
I'm not sure if win10 even allows updates to be bypassed or stopped till the next one, hoping it fixes things
And as a BONUS...
The new update reinstalled onedrive for me , MS is so thoughtful and helpful.... I uninstalled it yet again for a second time, and noticed that it had been started automatically and the "start with windows" had also been checked for me, ohhh MS you're being to thoughtful & helpful....
And i see a new mail icon on my taskbar that wasn't there before, it seems MS is trying to integrate their mail app into our lives with more force now..... MS please stop being so helpful....
I'm off to reboot and see if MS has really F***Ked up my puter.......
Apr 13, 2017 22:30:48 GMT
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2017 22:37:21 GMT by TinSoldier