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  • ThomasPowell 6:35 am on October 5, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: email and accounts, remove,   

    Remove an Obsolete Work Account from Email and Accounts in Windows 10 

    Trying to Delete from Settings -> Email and Accounts

    I was trying to “fix a problem with one of my accounts” in Windows when I realized that it was an old work account that was complaining. The problem is that “Email and Accounts” in Windows 10 only provides a “Manage” option, which requires login:

    Email and Accounts offers a manage button
    Email and Accounts in Windows 10 with a work or school account

    The answer: Settings -> Access work or school

    This is a pretty simple one but I eventually found the answer here. By going to Settings -> Access work or school, you can [Disconnect]:

    Settings -> Access work or school
    Settings -> Access work or school

    Click on the account that you want to disconnect:

    Settings -> Access work or school -> [click account]

    Click [Disconnect]:


    After clicking [Yes], Windows will churn for a bit and then you should be all done:

    All better
    All done
  • tech0x20 9:34 am on January 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: desktop,   

    How to disable “There are unused items on your desktop” 

    Right-click on your desktop background and select [Properties].

    From the “Display Properties” window, select the [Desktop] tab.

    Select the [Customize Desktop…] button at the bottom.

    Uncheck the “Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days” box and click the [OK] button, and then click the [OK] button on the display properties window.

    That should be it!

  • tech0x20 9:32 am on May 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: windows7 windows security malware virus   

    Is this really an Explorer issue? 

    via Windows 7 Fail – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab.

    Okay, I get annoyed with Windows’ design on a regular basis, but I don’t know that defaulting to showing file extensions for known file types is the right answer.

    I guess the real problem is that Windows 7, like every other Microsoft-designed Operating System, relies on the extension to determine filetype/action, including whether to attempt to execute the code in the file or not.  Until the GUI file managers appeared in the *nix OSes, this was a limitation of *nix–if a file was not explicitly executable for the user, an error would be returned.

    Today, Nautilus and Konqueror have mimetypes registered in their file managers, just like web browsers do.  However, they still rely on the “execute” permission bit being set on a file–which is not default behavior on a downloaded file (rusty Linux brain cells showing).  To execute the file, one of two things have to happen:  You either have to set execute permissions on the file or run the file as root/sudo/admin user.  Of course, execute permissions can still be stored in an archive file (.tar, .bz2, .zip), so an executable file can still appear on your system without you knowingly setting it to execute.

    Back to Windows…  The default behavior of “Hide extensions for known file types” is user friendly for users who don’t want to know the legacy of file extensions and their uses.  However, in the absence of a useful non-administrative mode and explicit execute permissions, this opens the door for some really simple ways to dupe the user.  Fixing this problem goes beyond not hiding extensions or showing annoying “Are you sure you want to do this?” pop-ups.

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