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Forbes: Threshold 2 has 3 nasty surprises

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#1 brainout


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:25 AM

Article here, by Gordon Kelly.  Apparently there's a fourth surprise, that all your privacy settings have been turned back ON=OKTOSLURP, article (read the comments), here.


At issue, 1) installer hang at 44%, 2) changing and deleting default programs, 3) Forced delays for recent upgraders.


Since Kelly has been a fan but critical of Win10 for over a year, I'm putting this thread here rather than in Windows 10 Support. But clearly it covers what might become support issues.  Kelly provides sources for those issues, as enumerated above.  So his article isn't mere commentary.


I've not installed Threshold 2 so have nothing to say about it.

Edited by brainout, 15 November 2015 - 06:25 AM.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:52 AM

Expanded list of programs Threshold 2 may delete, Steam included.




  • CPU-Z
  • Speccy
  • 8gadgetpack
  • Cisco VPN client
  • SATA drivers
  • SpyBot
  • RSAT
  • F5 VPN
  • HWMonitor
  • PC meter
  • Java Eclipse Mars
  • Steam
  • Origin
  • Adobe CS
  • Android Studio
  • and many more.
A reddit user has noted that the deleted apps are found in Windows.old folder created by the update in the root drive and can be brought back from there. The apps being deleted are given below 


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 November 2015 - 08:59 AM.

#3 britechguy


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:49 AM

I already noted in another thread that it had changed the file assignment for PDF files back to MS-Edge and away from PDF XChange Viewer, but didn't remove the program.


I hadn't noticed until this list was put up, but I'm certain that Speccy and CPU-Z were removed, though not the files to install them again.  Speccy does show up in the Windows.old/Program Files folder.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 12:35 AM

Only thing I lost was speccy witch I never really used anyways.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:16 AM

running Speccy (portable version) just gave me my first, and so far only, BSOD under Win 10. It was 'page fault in nonpaged area.'


I had run Speccy in Windows 10 before with no problems, and after with no problem. Only difference that time was I had my encrypted, external HDD mounted while running Speccy (I wanted to look at SMART status)

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