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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2020, 04:43:56 PM »
Ok whoa horsey...so much good info for an aging man to take in..LOL

@ winchester...only one profile (me)
@Corrine thank you
@Pete I am sure that is it!!
@Dr. will do as Corrine advised

I n closing for now it definitely happens after any update from Micro
I still believe that it should be my/our/your option when updates are taken in

thank you G

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2020, 04:48:40 PM »
FIRST SIGN OUT

THEN DO WHAT CORRINE SAID.


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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2020, 08:14:21 PM »
all good now ad thank you ALL!!

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2020, 08:25:57 PM »

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2020, 09:00:33 PM »
Whew!  I'm glad that problem was solved.  As to installing the security updates, you've spent enough years on the forums to know what happens when people don't keep their device updated.  It is one thing to delay the version upgrade but when there are critical security updates, I personally don't choose to wait.


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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2020, 10:59:28 PM »
Whew!  I'm glad that problem was solved.  As to installing the security updates, you've spent enough years on the forums to know what happens when people don't keep their device updated.  It is one thing to delay the version upgrade but when there are critical security updates, I personally don't choose to wait.

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2020, 02:06:19 PM »
As to installing the security updates, you've spent enough years on the forums to know what happens when people don't keep their device updated.  It is one thing to delay the version upgrade but when there are critical security updates, I personally don't choose to wait.
I don't either. In fact, it is common for me on this, my primary computer, to check for and install any updates on Tuesdays, the day they traditionally are released.

I started doing this right away after migrating to Windows 10 primarily because I wanted to practice what I preached to my family and my clients. That is, "keep your operating systems current. That is a primary defense against the bad guys". I also wanted to install the updates first just in case there were problems - so I would be familiar with them (and how to fix them) should my clients call.

But as it was, problems didn't happen. Updates installed just fine. I didn't get any calls. Yes, over the years, there have been a couple (less than a handful) of hiccups. But worse case was fixed by a simple reboot.

Now I have encountered other computers that had problems after updates but what I discovered was those computers had many default settings that were changed by the user. They used 3rd party security programs, driver update utilities, and/or they dinked with virtual memory (page file) settings, and more. In many cases, those computers were older hardware - upgraded from W7. Hardware that often lacked solid W10 driver support from the HW maker.

Now I cannot and will not say those programs caused the problems, or that you will never have problems if you leave the defaults as Microsoft sets them. But it sure "seems", at least from here, that less problems occur if you just leave Windows alone. Contrary to what many want us to believe, the developers at Microsoft really are some pretty sharp people who know what they are doing. Not sure I can say that about the marketing folks, or some of the executive decisions made in Redmond, but the developers have done and are doing a good job.

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2020, 04:02:49 PM »
I usually don't wait either. Corrine has been very good at announcing them in a timely manner, so I don't even have to wait for MS to offer it to me.

IMHO, once a fix for a vulnerability is announced, it's open season for badguys that didn't know about the vulnerability until it was revealed.

If there's a problem with the update, it's easy enough to reverse. I've only had to do that once since Win 10 came out, (there was a fix within a week).

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2020, 03:57:56 PM »
a small update...found a little ditty that I am/have researched for a week
and works rather well at disabling windows 10 updates

what do you think?

StopWinUpdates
https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/stopwinupdates-disable-windows-10-updates.403499/

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2020, 05:26:48 PM »
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what do you think?

I think, unless a true security expert and a true Windows 10 expert and incapable of making a mistake, it is a bad idea to disable Windows Update. Period.

I also note the publisher's own description of the program states it is for the purpose of preventing "the computer from automatically restarting itself while you're busy working on important projects". It was not created for users who just don't like Windows Update automatically installing updates, or because a Windows Update might break Windows.

And for the record, I have never, not once, ever had Windows Update reboot my computer while I was using it without warning AND without providing me the opportunity to postpone the reboot.

IMO, disabling Windows Update is like driving without a seatbelt using the excuse, "I might get trapped in a fire".

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2020, 06:03:52 PM »
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what do you think?
And for the record, I have never, not once, ever had Windows Update reboot my computer while I was using it without warning AND without providing me the opportunity to postpone the reboot.

Plus, Windows 10 has the option to set "Active Hours":

 --   Open Settings.
 --   Click on Update & Security.
 --   Click the Change active hours option.
 --   Specify the time range you're usually working on your device.
 --   Note: The maximum amount of time you can set is 18 hours ...
 --   Click the Save button.


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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2020, 01:45:26 PM »
This problem with the temporary profile, happened again to me today. Sign out and restart did the trick again.

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2020, 05:27:33 PM »
My little 2 pense: I echo Corrine's & Bill's sentiments on Windows Updates, they should never be turned off or even delayed unless you are in an Enterprise situation and want to test the update before deploying to the main server.
This event also occurs on my WIndows 10 computers, especially the ones where I have the Insider Preview turned on. After an update, Edge opens up with a "Take a look at the new Edge" message and a short button click tour if you want. I just red x it and move on.

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2020, 05:44:38 PM »
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After an update, Edge opens up with a "Take a look at the new Edge" message and a short button click tour if you want. I just red x it and move on.
That certainly is not exclusive to Edge either. Other browsers will change my home page on first launch after a major update to show off new or improved features.
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