unrequested crap showing up on my taskbar!! (Page 1/1)
maryjane MAR 12, 09:11 AM
First, One Drive. Don't want it, didn't ask for it, don't use it.
Now, this copilot preview thingie. Yes, I understand I can get rid of it but I swear, MS/windows has gotten worse than any robocall or solar panel sales pitch and about twice/year, those dang folks descend en masse on this subdivision like vultures. .

williegoat MAR 12, 09:39 AM
maryjane MAR 12, 10:19 AM
I knew you wuz gonna say something along those 'the penguin don't care' line.
Patrick MAR 12, 04:06 PM

Originally posted by maryjane:

First, One Drive. Don't want it, didn't ask for it, don't use it. Now, this copilot preview thingie.

I don't know what those apps are, as I don't have 'em on my Win10 PC. My experience is that unwanted apps don't just appear on their own. Often they are "extras" that are packaged along with something else that's been requested/downloaded, and they weren't prevented from being installed along with the desired app/program.
maryjane MAR 12, 07:35 PM
I'm running win10 on this laptop. Copilot is microsoft's AI assistant. This is the preview for it that MS is currently rolling out to try to get people to try, like, then buy/download the full suite.

One Drive is Microsoft's cloud storage. I don't use it either.

[This message has been edited by maryjane (edited 03-12-2024).]

Patrick MAR 12, 08:17 PM

Seems to me I now recall being presented by MS with the option (at different times) to install those apps, which I turned down. I run a mean clean machine used for photo and video editing (and internet), so I have as little background crap running as possible.
theogre MAR 13, 10:40 AM
This is why many use Win10/11 Pro just so can disable "Feature Updates" in GPedit or delay in Win Update.
But even then M$ think is Apple & do everything w/ little to no warning even to Enterprises using "VLM" program.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
(Jurassic Park)

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TheDigitalAlchemist MAR 13, 04:31 PM
Yep, that's OneDrive.

Here's how to uninstall it:


[This message has been edited by TheDigitalAlchemist (edited 03-13-2024).]