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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 05:32 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ghilly View Post
This is an intended feature to prevent browser and app hijacking . the registry will detect changes to default apps and switch them back if not changed in the correct way . I have been deploying default apps to all my 20 + sites without issue. Windows 10 changed the way you deploy default apps from group policy to the use of default appassociation.xml

Thank you. I knew this wasn't some random bug. So, simply put, they changed OS functionality and they didn't leave a clear alternative path. So, I guess they need to write something that blocks those registry values, and when someone wants to change those, it prompts a UAC or something before applying the info. The other option is for them to add an API in the .net framework to make those changes, and while that's probably the right way to do it, it basically breaks lots of apps.

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Microsoft seems to be taking the "every other OS is good" model and adapting it to the W10 release schedule. It started out good but slowly Windows 10 has become sort of an encumbered dinosaur and we're about three years in so really its like MS released a crappy OS and will hopefully begin patching W10 back into a decent one over the next three.

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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 05:35 PM
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Hopefully they have the OS in a bit better shape when I bring my gaming PC down to work to fix it. Win 10 self destructed over the past few years. The calculator (and any built in Win 10 App), start button don't work anymore. I disabled updates ages ago, so I'm not sure if random BSOD have killed it or what. I can still get around with right clicking the start button to get file explorer at least...

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I am running windows 10 pro October update 1809 17763.107 I actually have the restart for another update. I just tested this and I am able to choose Photoshop CC 2018 to open JPEGS as default and MPC-HC is still the default video program as before the update.

I ended up updating so I could use the latest Radeon drivers which had previously already had support for 1809. You can easily revert if you have problems just make sure you back up important files.

Edit: After updating I am now running 1809 17763.134

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Quote: Originally Posted by iamjanco View Post
Another thing a lot of Win 10 users might not realize and that they might want to ensure is disabled, especially if they (e.g.) manage secure credentials in a file of some sort (by default, it appears to be disabled):

Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10

Not sure if copying and pasting info between such a list and a web page could end up storing that info somehow in a user's "cloud" clipboard.
Good thing it's disabled by default.

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For now, you may use Command Prompt (as Admin) to associate extensions to specific app, e.g. .xml to VSCode:

PHP Code:
Assoc .xml=file
Ftype file
="C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe" %

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Does this effect guys on the normal update schedule or the current business branch update schedule, one of my machines runs a copy of 10 Enterprise set to CBB updates.

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