According to, there are 4 resolutions for getting a 0x800F0906 error when trying to turn on .NET 3.5 in Programs and Features. Unfortunately, the first two involve blaming someone else, and the last one is for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. Fortunately, the 3rd alternative works for fixing your Windows 8.1/10 .NET 3.5 installation error 0x800F0906: Continue reading “Windows 8.1/10 .NET 3.5 Installation Error 0x800F0906”

After all, you’ll change your mind, won’t you?

Have you ever gotten the feeling that Microsoft believes it knows what you want more than you do? I’ve read that about Windows in particular, and I’ve even said words to that effect at times, but it was usually in an exaggerated jest. However, it appears that there is more truth behind that sentiment than I had previously believed. You now even get Windows 10 downloads whether you want it or not.
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Deleting old Windows files is easier than removing old windows
Deleting old Windows files is easier than removing old windows

After upgrading to Windows 10, I found a Windows.old directory on my hard drive. This was surprising since I upgraded from Windows 7, which was supposedly a “clean” install. I checked my ex-Windows 8.1 computer, and it also had one, although I would have expected it there.
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Well, I’ve had a chance to play around with Windows 10 on a few machine configurations, and I can honestly say it sucks less than Windows 8. No, that is not a ringing endorsement, but it isn’t a resounding condemnation either, at least as user interfaces go. Having said that, I still have some nagging privacy concerns.
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