Windows 10: Why does each Windows 10 update re-install so much unnecessary stuff?

Discus and support Why does each Windows 10 update re-install so much unnecessary stuff? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, once again my tiny C drive has become overwhelmed by Windows, to the extent that an update can't install, and other things start to misbehave.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Peter Parslow, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Why does each Windows 10 update re-install so much unnecessary stuff?


    Hi,

    once again my tiny C drive has become overwhelmed by Windows, to the extent that an update can't install, and other things start to misbehave.


    Why the unnecessary games which Microsoft Update keeps putting back. Bubble Witch Saga alone has over 20,000 files - and for one of them I had to grab ownership of the file before I could delete it! Candy Crush Saga, Dragon Mania, March of Empires - all have at least one file that refuses to inherit permissions.


    Eventually, I have got rid of them:

    - be logged in as an administrator

    - when a folder won't allow you to delete it, even after confirming administrator permission, this may be for one of two reasons:


    1. a file somewhere down in the folder structure has disabled inheriting permissions. Sometimes this may be a Readme.txt, or an XML configuration file. If you're lucky, you can insist it accepts inherited permissions!


    2. other times it may be that the rogue file just doesn't acknowledge it can be owned even by the root administrator! You need to take ownership of that file, apply that change, go out of the file properties & back in, then you can apply inherited permissions or what ever.


    Of course, a bigger improvement would be to not install this bloat in the first place! Or at least allow them to be uninstalled.

    And don't tell me they are harbouring essential parts of the operating system; experience shows otherwise.

    :)
     
    Peter Parslow, Aug 18, 2019
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  2. jmdraft Win User

    Unnecessary background stuff – list?



    Why does each Windows 10 update re-install so much unnecessary stuff? [​IMG]
    I did that a few weeks ago but it’s still slow. So, like I said, I need a list of unnecessary stuff with brief explanations. Example, I want Microsoft Edge. But I don’t have it open and it says it’s running in the background. What does that mean? If off, does that affect its function-performance………what? There is a lot of stuff like this and I don’t want to have to keep turning off, going back to check, turning on again, not remembering what I did, or did not do etc. I want to do it once and forget it.
     
    jmdraft, Aug 18, 2019
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  3. New install Windows 10 (issue solved)

    It's good that you're not experiencing any issues. Unfortunately many folks are, a quick Google search will show the same info im offering the OP.

    Heres a couple examples:

    Here

    Here

    It's basically what I mentioned above, small issues here and there ,but nothing to end your day.. for the most part.

    I know it's anecdotal, but for my experience 95% of the time it's perfectly fine. The issues I've run into wouldn't be enough for me to roll back , but they would be enough (had I not installed it yet) ,to avoid it for another couple weeks which is why I'm suggesting it to the OP

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems and complaints
    • Installation problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Microsoft Edge problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Drivers problems with the Fall Creators Update
    • Experience problems with the Fall Creators Update
    keep in mind, as of recently, the FCU is installed on 5% of devices roughly.....
     
    jboydgolfer, Aug 18, 2019
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  4. Why does each Windows 10 update re-install so much unnecessary stuff?

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Aug 18, 2019
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