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Howard2nd

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Example 1 - I setup a system, install Office 2016, cleanup the start menu (remove 'Get Office', etc.). When the user logs in, the damn menu item is back. If I install the product (a system function) why does Microsoft offer the user a chance to screw things up. NOTE: Users NEVER login with Admin privileges!
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Try to find GetOffice in the registry & delete it there.
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Is it just the "Get Office Now" (or whatever) icon?
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"Get-Office" is my main problem because it does not see that I "GOT" office. The other 'provisioned' apps are also self installing.

It all comes back to what is system and what is user. And it is getting uglier.

I run a small group (40 systems) with HP Proliant ML150 G6 servers (3), HP Pro 600 computers (20), HP Z220 workstations (3), HP 3400 computers (4), and 10 HP dc5750 computers. Last year (Jan 2015) the servers were 2008 R2 and all but two of the rest were Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64 bit. The oddball two are Linux and BSD for network monitoring. I moved my. System (Z220) to Wondows 8 - UGH! Then to 8.1 as soon as it was released - livable.

I installed 10 on a system at home and was impressed and spent converting my home operations (2 workstations & 4 laptops) - happy! BUT they were all single user systems. Cleanup, configure, and move on. I upgraded to Office 2016 and was still happy.

Then I started trying upgrades on the lesser used systems at work - systems for users from the branch office, systems for students and OPS, systems for visitors. Now I am very unhappy. No master default setup - "Get Office, Get Skype, ?Candy Crush?, the first two are almost acceptable, but a sorry game as bloat ware on Pro or Enterprise!

Then the real pain hit this week. Hardware drivers - especially video drivers. The dc5750 has embedded video - ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 - which worked on 7-64 bit, 8-64 bit, 8.1-64 bit. But Windows 10 disables the driver and substitutes "Microsoft Generic VGA" at half the resolution. (1920 x 1080 versus 1280 x 1024).

The hardware cost wouldn't hurt as much if did not come with pernicious bloat ware. I know that just because I bought the computer doesn't mean I own it, Right!

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