👍 #837 - How Do I Report a Bug in Windows 10?
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You discover what you believe to be a problem with Windows 10. Who do you tell?
As it turns out Windows 10 has a mechanism built in for exactly this purpose: the Windows Feedback Hub.
Here's the deal, though: understanding the difference between a true bug, and what is merely a preference or dislike is critical, as is taking the time to report things clearly and completely.
How Do I Report a Bug in Windows 10? has all the details.
Also this week:
- It's important to understand what image backups are for, and not. Hint: they're intended for disasters.
- We all get bounces for emails we didn't send; I discuss why, and what, if anything, to do.
- Might be my oddest question, but apparently people are being told to delete system32. Spoiler: DON'T!!! I'll show you what happens.
Are all the social media sites starting to look the same? I play with TikTok. 2001 comes to fruition in the Utah desert. The Victorian Internet, Manmheim Steamroller during the pandemic, getting a new Mac, and my prettier newsletter. All that and more: TEH 119: Thanksgiving(ish) edition, Social Media competition, Space Odyssey in the desert, and going from telegraph to Zoom
This is such a weird year, I completely lost track of my dates and forgot to wish you a (U.S.) Happy Thanksgiving last week! I hope it was wonderful in spite of the pandemic, and that you have a great holiday season coming up.
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It's easy to report a bug in Windows 10. The question is, is it worth your time?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
What Good Is an Image If I Can't Restore an Old Backup to a New Computer?Image backups are excellent protection against data loss, but restoring an old backup to new computer isn't why you do them.
Why Am I Getting Bounces for Email I Didn't Send?Spammers want to send email that looks like it's coming from someone who may be trusted. They want it to look like it's coming from you -- and you end up getting the bounce notifications.
What Happens If You Delete System32 in Windows 10?Apparently, there's a prank or scam suggesting that people delete their System32 folder. Don't do it. It's a trap!
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What Backup Program Should I Use? A Recommended ApproachBacking up your computer's data is critical. What backup program should you use? There are many, but pragmatically, the best is whatever you'll actually use.
What Happens if You Delete System32 in Windows 10? And Why Would You?"Interesting" things happen when you delete SYSTEM32. DON'T DO IT. I'll do it for you, and show you the results.
Why Am I Getting Bounces for Email I Didn't Send? Hint: It's Not Your FaultSpammers want to send email that looks like it?s coming from someone who may be trusted. They want it to look like it?s coming from you -- and you end up getting the bounce notifications.
Tip of the Day: Leave Your Laptop Running When Plugged In - Never Sleep in Windows 10 #shortSleep, while more reliable than in the past, can still be a problem if you expect your machine to stay on when plugged in. Never Sleep in Windows 10.
How Do I Report a Bug in Windows 10? Use This ToolIt's easy to report a bug in Windows 10. The question is, is it worth your time?
What Good is an Image if I Can't Restore an Old Backup to a New Computer?Image backups are excellent protection against data loss, but restoring an old backup to new computer isn't why you do them.
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