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Pretty sure this is one of those settings that get reset with every Windows update, 'cuz I've definitely used this before (months ago) and--now that you've posted about it--noticed that it was turned off again...
Perhaps Windows version difference or update history can explain this. FYI, the Windows version on my system is Win 10 x64 Pro, and the latest "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1903" was installed on 7th of August, 2019. There were also several other updates in the last 3 months … With everything up to date there should be no difference I guess. … And, while typing, I asked Google about this issue, and I got a better clue ... windows 10 - Can't find "Automatically hide scroll bars" option - Super User
Think of the advantages:
1) They never forget - unlike HDDs and SSDs.
2) They are very difficult to steal.
3) The lifespan of the average is 60 years (or 48 for the cheaper Chinese copies); compare that with HDD (3 ~ 5 years), and SSD (warranted for 10 years).
4) Incredibly rugged and durable.
5) Very low power consumption.
6) Media duplication is built in (though slow due to large size).
OK, there is a disadvantage: They do tend to generate huge amounts of VB and Python code - but that's probably good for your roses anyway!
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