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by l_turn9 / February 17, 2017 2:06 PM PST

This may sound like I'm a conspiracy nut or something but I open my Laptop from time to time to fine the desktop rearranged and programs missing or removed from the Taskbar. I don't know if MS is doing this to prevent people downloading stuff or just because we are using software they don't approve of it? Maybe it's in my imagination but I wanted to see if others end up missing things that were there yesterday.. I read that Win10 gave MS more control over the computers it as installed in and I wonder how far they will go using that control. I heard MS was dictating how & when updates would be installed and wonder what else they will control?

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If that is a worry, why use Windows?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2017 2:23 PM PST

There are folk that are happily running other OSes. Nothing stops you today from jumping off the Windows train.

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Re: controlled
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 17, 2017 2:40 PM PST

With me, Microsoft doesn't.
And I think they wouldn't do it either if I should use a Microsoft-account to login on my PC instead of a local account.

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