Windows 10 Notes

Note: I’ve trimmed down this post for a couple of reasons:

  • I’ve migrated to Fedora as my main OS.
  • Microsoft seems to change and move options around between major updates of Windows 10, so anything I post could become outdated and misleading.

I’ve left what I think might be helpful below.


Local Account Mode

Here is an article on configuring local account mode if your installation is currently stuck with Microsoft Account authentication.


Uninstalling Groove Music

Windows 10 will not allow a straightforward uninstall of Groove Music. Doing this seems to require Windows PowerShell commands, or a power user utility like CCleaner.


Working with long filenames and/or paths

Windows sometimes has trouble with paths that are too long. The internet tells me that I should be able to make a registry edit to support long filenames, but this didn’t work for me. I followed this person’s solution and downloaded a 3rd party program to rename a file so that I could actually interact with it.

When I installed the Windows 10 Creators Update, some scripts that I had been using were no longer able to handle long paths. Others have noticed this as well. I was not able to find a solution to this other than not using long paths, and my overall patience with Windows 10 had run out at this point.


Other posts related to Windows 10

Windows 10: On lock screen, 2nd monitor does not recover from power-saving mode

Windows 10, NVidia GeForce GTX 750: OpenGL Programs Stutter Severely


(e 25/Mar/2017, 26/Mar/2017: Privacy: keyboard telemetry)
(e 6/Apr/2017: Long filename isssues: wording)
(e 16/Jul/2017: Creators Update notes)
(e 29/Jul/2017: File association grab)
(e 13/Aug/2017: Post trimmed down)