This update (combined with the April through June changes and cont. into August) was also a MAJOR change point for HOME license users. In my opinion, the following issues might warrant purchase of a professional license, despite the doubling in cost:
1. users personal data is being manipulated and cannot be changed back.
Example: On my machine, OneNOTE2007 files are now stored and saved in a read only Office 365 format. Most annoyingly, they cannot be saved to an external drive except as 365 files. (There still exists a read only attribute toggle but it reverts at once.)
2. All drivers have been "migrated" to a digital certificate from Microsoft as of July 1, 2017. No old drivers were saved. Microsoft advises they are no longer needed!!!
Yet, the outcome of this meddling is that on my machine, the monitor no longer works as designed, the sound was reset to 27% on the monitor though it showed in settings as 100%, media player no longer shows anything above 380 p even if the video is available in 720 HD, etc, etc.
3. Restore points prior to the current month are no longer saved.
4. User status was unilaterally changed by MS to system administrator status. Not sure full extent of issue as have been trying not to engage this issue until have time to research implications.
5. Icing on the cake? For HP machines, the D: Drive recovery partition has been completely overwritten. Therefore, one can no longer restore OS to as at factory date.
I found this out somewhat by accident by typing "HP Recovery Manager" into Cortina as the HP website said this was a way to find the list of programs saved on its Recovery Drive (D;Drive). Instead of the list, was this cryptic message: 1. this Windows Upgrade has DISABLED the Reinstall Drivers and/or applications feature! 2. And Windows Upgrade has DISABLED the HP Recovery Manager's ability to Restore the system.
My reading of the situation above? "Resistance is futile"
6. Kaspersky is now taking up 100% of the disc space and 100% CPU memory to run a scan so that a scan cannot be performed at the same time as any other task. Used to be able to anything I wanted at the same time before July 1st update. Though Windows Defense was set to OFF before July 1st.
8."Help" from MS via chat or support is in my experience ineffective. Virtual assistants refer to outdated material; chat folks seems not to have been properly trained though they have all been told to say, "this time I will help but you will be charged next time" (for issues MS UPdates created, no less!). Even had one chat person simply dive into changing things inside my machine without even saying hello - terminated that as quickly as I could b-b-b-but really - the unmitigated gall! Scarey stuff.
8. Using Feedback hub to give the requested feedback on the updates, had, for me, the "co-incidental timing" of an immediate suspended use of the email address identified as my Microsoft account. Rationale: fingered as possible spam sender! Subsequent multiple emails and chats have not convinced them I am a real person.
Which leads me to one last note. I tried tonight on this site to change my user name and email so I could get mail from CNET at that email address. Weirdly, it looked to me as though, I was into someone-else's profile. Or maybe some other screen came up that I could not find a way to navigate through. Then, I thought that I perhaps had signed in with the wrong @extension.
Anyway, I created this third user name with a third email address. So if some of the issues I mentioned create 'deja vu' for you moderators, just look at the look at Q's and A's on profile of yourHELPisappreciated and renamed tonight as THANKS_for_help.
Finally, I had promised to start a thread on newbies for two of the issues, but given all of the above, there does not seem like there is much point now. I hope that the above notes are not totally redundant and do apologize for such a long posting to read through as well. Brevity has never been my long suite!
I wonder if Win 10 home license users are either unaware, complacent, or like myself to date - simply overwhelmed trying to sort out the multiple lines of attack? Maybe there are lots of such comments somewhere online and I just am not discovering them. Certainly, I am far from competent at online research.
Again, Thanks for your all your help. It is appreciated!
Not necessarily an update that will cure all evils but be sure to install last week's "2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 (KB4284848)" that fixes a variety of issues in Windows 10. It changes the Windows 10 OS build number to 17134.137. It addresses a number of compatibility issues, streaming problems for various TV content providers, as well as other things.
Here's a link to the Knowledge Base article:
You should be able to get the update by opening and running Settings-Update and Security-Check for Updates...or you can download the offline installer directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog from the link below:
Hope this helps.......