Ring Ring Red Alarm again: you said it, Mr Belowski, Windows 10 is such an - underhanded- pain. Yesterday was Windows patch Tuesday, and so on Monday evening I made sure I had all my download delays in place, 30 days, 35 days, 365 days, semi-annual branch, metered connection - I hope many of you know the drill. It was all set and in place (as far as Microsoft allows that). The FixIt tool opens a line to Big Mama (MS), and you need to accept that they download and inject some code onto your rig. Like I have experienced in past years, and has been reported by others, they abused this opportunity for trying as well to bypass my "defences" as described above: I just found that all the mentioned settings had been reset to default (="accept all updates immediately"), also a good deal of the privacy settings for camera, microphone and such had been switched so that privacy was no more there (I have it all switched off, usually). This confirms once again that you cannot trust Microsoft these days, and it is also not new, not in the past three years at least. So when you interact with any of their live platforms and automatted services like FixIt, check all your relevant privacy and security and update-delaying settings afterwards, you run the risk that they take the invitation to tune your system on behalf of their business interests and at the disadvantage of your interests. As long as you do not considering involuntary beta-testing and running a broken system your hobby. If not already known: this also should be done after every Windows update day. Privacy settings also are known to automatically reset to default ("anything goes") every six months. I made it a habit to scan all these settings at least twice a week, on weekends and in mid-week. I also check them the day before patch Tuesday arrives. I want Microsoft Windows sh!tware as late as possible only. The stuff is broken by rule these days. Since almost three years I am running Linux now, Mint it is. Flawless, no technical hickups. Not once. Minor problems I had on some opportunities - all of them self-triggered by little unknowing me. Thats how it is done, Microsoft.