Windows 10: System 32 Hoax

Discus and support System 32 Hoax in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; System 32 was introduced with Windows 2000 and is a vital part of the Windows operating system. Some sicko came up with the "prank" that it is where... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Vince Massi, May 2, 2016.

  1. System 32 Hoax


    System 32 was introduced with Windows 2000 and is a vital part of the Windows operating system.

    Some sicko came up with the "prank" that it is where Windows stores unnecessary files in order to slow down your computer. This in turn will force you to purchase Windows products to clean up your computer. The author of the hoax then went on to explain that if you deleted System 32, your system would run faster.

    Microsoft has put in safeguards to prevent victims from deleting System 32, which (if possible) would require you to re-install Windows.

    Researching it on the web, I was amazed at how many other pranksters created wallpapers, etc., urging people to delete System 32. Don't do it.

    :)
     
    Vince Massi, May 2, 2016
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  2. Is this a hoax?

    when I try to give my pass code to open up windows I get a message to go to account.live.com. I have never clicked it, but if I put in my password enough times (6-10 times). Windows eventually opens. How do I get rid of this message?
     
    LindaVelasquez, May 2, 2016
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    Is this a hoax?

    If the message states:

    'You can't sign in to your PC at the moment, go to account.live.com to fix the problem' and usually in yellow text over an OK button

    This is a legit Microsoft Message, you must use a Microsoft Account to sign into your PC/laptop

    It is generated because there was a problem signing into your Microsoft Account, usually something to do with a password error

    To get rid of this message head over to
    http://www.account.live.com


    And follow the instructions there . . .
     
    DaveM121, May 2, 2016
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  4. CountMike New Member

    System 32 Hoax

    Ha ha and Lol too, there's no medicine for stupid !!!
     
    CountMike, May 3, 2016
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  5. badcrc Win User
    I seem to recall there's a Linux command to force-remove, recursively, all files starting at root. Malicious types would post the command on forums as a fix. I think it's easier to catch out Linux noobs with this nasty trick, due to them being unfamiliar with console stuff. It's something like rm -rf/ .

    The only Bash I know is sudo make me a sandwich - xkcd: Sandwich .
     
    badcrc, May 3, 2016
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    While interesting an old story.
     
    BunnyJ, Apr 4, 2018
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