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Get rid of "Set up OneDrive" nag in Windows 10

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I'm regretting upgrading to Windows 10 primarily for performance reasons, but also for this "Set up OneDrive" nag that I can't seem to get rid of.

Here is what I've tried so far that hasn't worked:
1. Tried to find it in Add/Remove Programs, but it's not there to uninstall it.
2. Tried to find it in Windows Services, but can't find it to disable it.
3. Went into Task Manager -> Start-up and disabled it, but it still comes up.
4. From the task-bar, right-clicked the icon -> Settings -> General and turned off "Start OneDrive automatically"
5. Tried gpedit.msc, but that doesn't exist in the System32 folder. Also tried it using Windows Powershell with the same result.

I haven't done anything in the registry yet. Also, I suspect this could be because I'm using a Hotmail account as my primary login to Windows. Should I create a local account instead?

I already use another paid cloud service, and I don't want OneDrive at this time. I really wish Microsoft would learn from their mistakes, and stop trying to cram unwanted software down our throats!!

Thanks,
Jeff
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Try clicking on Start, then navigate to OneDrive, right click on it and select "Uninstall".

Also check under "Settings", "System", "notifications & actions". Here you can also disable notifications from the crapps you don't need. You can probably turn all off there.

Windows 10's performance is better than that of previous OS's, so I'm wondering what your issue with performance is.
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Seemed to do the trick.

As per Windows 10 performance vs Windows 8.1 that was on a Core i7, it seems to be (a) slower on boot-up from both shutdown and hibernate, and (b) after boot-up, it seems to take longer to get into a browser like Chrome to the point where it is reactive. I didn't stopwatch either before the upgrade, but it seems slower... and that despite setting the virtual memory as recommended with Win10.
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Check all the useless "Store-Type" Windows crapps and remove or disable them. They aren't needed, and many of them constantly "call home". Usually it is crapps like that which will make things slow down.
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