There hasn’t been a post today because my computer decided (without my permission and over my objections) to upgrade itself to Windows 11. It’s been a bitch. The “upgrade” changed all sorts of stuff. My browser now says it’s being managed by my organization and I need to contact an administrator to change anything. My search engine is now Yahoo as a default, and many things have changed, right down to my bookmarks being reset to a version from 6 months ago.

It’s going to take a bit to fix all of this.

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It's just Boris · July 17, 2023 at 12:11 pm

Well that sucks. Sorry to hear.

If you’d prefer the Windows 10 start menu and task bar, I can recommend Start11 by Stardock. Pretty inexpensive for the functionality and quality of life improvement.

For the browser management thing, I’ve seen that before, but don’t have a good solution; I’m still trying to fully disentangle a personally owned laptop from a previous employer’s settings.

What browser are you using? Might be easier in the long run to switch to a new one, if that’s something you were considering anyway. I’ve migrated to Vivaldi from Firefox recently for my home machines and been pretty satisfied with it so far.

Rob · July 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm

I dual-boot, by keeping my old Window$ 7 just in case it’s needed, and in a new partition I installed Linux Mint. Best decision ever. Works wonderfully. Libre Office for documents, VLC, Fire Fox, Mullvad… best OS I’ve ever used. It just found my printer on its own. I didn’t do anything! It just works. Unless you’re a gamer I highly recommend.

joe · July 17, 2023 at 5:57 pm

does windows 11 pro allow you turn off updates like windows 10?…i turn that crap off…just to avoid your issue…

    Divemedic · July 17, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    I thought it did. It’s even been asking me for several months to upgrade to Windows 11, and I clicked no. This time, it did it without asking.

      Joe · July 18, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      that sounds like Microsoft

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