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unexpected updates and changes upon fresh computer start


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:24 AM

Windows did some changes upon a fresh startup this evening, maybe from some Updates that I did not expect.

 

New background picture seen before going into Windows.  This is the first change of picture since buying the machine more than a year ago.  Picture never changed on its own - until today.  The new picture does not bother me; just is a surprise.

 

Upon entering my password to enter Windows a couple more things happened.

A few minutes of blue screen with instructions for me to wait for changes to happen.

 

Message from tasktray - some kind of audio installer being removed - I have no idea what this was/is/meant.

 

New "people" icon now appears in right side of task tray.  There was never any such icon before.  Now there is.  I don't know what to do with it nor what it means.  

 

Otherwise Windows looks normal.

 

Just curious if anyone understand these things.  Today is not, as far as I know, supposed to be a regular time for Windows Updates.

 

Just for information, Windows 10, Dell Inspiron laptop of about 14 months, 64-bit machine



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:40 AM

Sounds like you have been updated to build 1709.

You can check this by right-clicking on the start button, selecting 'run' and typing in the word winver and clicking OK.

 

As regards the people icon, you can either right-click on the task bar and untick the option to show the people button, or go to Settings..Personalisation...Taskbar and scroll down to the bottom to do the People settings.

 

I have them all turned off  :)



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:00 AM

That is the version on the machine; but I do not know for how long it has been at that version.






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