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Microsoft seems to change and move options around between major updates of Windows 10, so anything I post could become outdated and misleading.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
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
(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)