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If I were to post a tutorial where should it go


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#1 rp88

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:20 PM

I've noticed all the people asking about "how can I remove gwx" and thought it might be a good idea if I wrote a full tutorial about how, a long post with nice formatting, images to make things clear and very clearly laid out steps. Most of the people asking how to do it have the same problem effectively, the steps to fix it are the same so it would be really helpful to post a tutorial that they could refer to and ask questions about any parts they were finding tough. This would be a tutorial for windows 7/8.1 users who had come across gwx or other related things and wanted them gone. I was wondering whether if I posted suh a tutorial it should go in "Windows 10 discussion" section or in "windows 10 help" or in "windows 8" or windows 7" or in the "tutorials" forum.

P.S. I know there's been loads of controversy on this forum with arguments for/against windows 10, so is this an ok topic for a tutorial, I would intend for the thread to just be a tutorial explaining HOW people can stop gwx and get rid of it if it annoys them, NOT a debate of any kind, but I don't know if the fact it relates to windows 10 makes it too controversial a topic for tutorials.

P.S.2 There was also, a while ago, some controversy about whether renaming the gwx files was a safe thing to do. In my experience it was(I did it when gwx snuck onto one of my systems because KB3035583 was bundled into the windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade), would it be ok to include how this is done into such a tutorial, I would ofcourse surround that part of the tutorial with warnings about the need to make a system image first incase there was a problem and warnings of the form "this bit is potentially dangerous: it shouldn't cause problems, it didn't in my experience, but if it were to they would be severe. Make a system image first and if anything here confuses you ask rather than attempting to do it while unsure". Would having such a part in the tutorial be ok, I would say that such renamings are only necessary if all the other steps hadn't been enough. And I could "hide" this part of the tut in a spoiler tag with a big warning above it. Would that be ok?

Edited by rp88, 09 October 2015 - 02:22 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:32 PM

I would say that the guide should go here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/95/microsoft-windows-mini-guides/

Then if you need to reference the content in a reply you can link it. That way any questions or conversations regarding the guide itself are not overtaken by events in a topic. You can also make a post that I can pin in the Windows 10 forum referencing the guide, for more visibility.

Take a look here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/39948/how-to-use-this-forum-and-submit-your-own-guides/

and here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/39943/guide-template/

For additional information regarding creating a guide or tutorial.

Thank you for offering to create this content for our members.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 11:14 AM

It might be some weeks before I can do it though, I'm REALLY busy with quite a few things(not computer related things)right now.

Edited by rp88, 13 October 2015 - 11:14 AM.

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