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  • ComputerPony

    I don’t get this. My PC has NEVER had an issue after an update. And as I’ve said before, I have had windows 10 since day 1. >~>

    • FFrost

      I think it isn’t the issue with the update causing problems when it is done, but more so the unavoidable updates while someone is doing work on the computer and losing unsaved work. I don’t have windows 10, this is just what I have gleaned from the windows 10 memes/videos.

      • Das Puggy

        I lost a complete disk of data when I did a Windows 10 update. It decided to go on for 36 hours “updating”. The drive itself was no longer functional (yes, I do check SMART settings). There is a reason I go with Linux / Ubuntu. I would never recommend Microsoft products to anyone.

        • https://www.twitch.tv/werecatf WereCatf

          If the drive was no longer functional, it’s more likely that it broke during the updates and that’s why it seemed like Windows was trying to update itself for so long. Linux would’ve borked up just as well in that case, and so would’ve OSX.

          • Das Puggy

            I was drinking when I posted that. It was a drive no longer functional to NTFS. I could not get Windows to see it as a drive, no matter how I did it. Linux found it, partitioned it, and formatted it as EXT4.
            The corrected statement should be “The drive itself was no longer functional to Windows”. Yes, drives can go asunder under any OS. I’ve had exceptionally bad luck with M$, though.

      • ComputerPony

        Well they are blown completely out of proportion then. My PC is on pretty much 24/7, and I only ever see it get ‘reset’ not by my hand probably once every 3 months. Sure, that may suck if you’re in the middle of something, but that’s at most like 4 times a year. Plus, there’s this awesome thing called… Setting your ‘offline’ hours so that it updates when you’re not actively on it? I don’t know. Just bugs me that so many people complain about updates, when they are commonly necessary.

        • https://www.twitch.tv/werecatf WereCatf

          “Setting your ‘offline’ hours so that it updates when you’re not actively on it?”– Only works if you have a schedule for when you are on your PC and you’re not. If you use the computer for more than just work and/or you e.g. do a shift-job or have otherwise unpredictable hours of work, then no, it’s not really a solution.

          I do agree about the need for keeping things up-to-date, but I do not agree with how automatic updates have been implemented; personally, I think Windows should restart for updates only when the running applications indicate that they know how to save their own state and restore it after the reboot.

          I just lost a couple of hours of work myself yesterday, because I had to grab something to eat, Windows rebooted and, well, VMware apparently doesn’t understand to suspend the VMs when Windows decides to go and reboot for updates — VMware just killed the VMs without a second thought. If Windows looked at the software that’s running and didn’t do an automatic restart when there’s non-compliant software running, this wouldn’t have been an issue.

    • https://www.twitch.tv/werecatf WereCatf

      There have been a whole load of Windows-updates that have had actual bugs in them that have caused data-loss, unbootable installations and all that. The fact that you haven’t been hit with them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

      Take for example the 1809-update, which deleted many users’ files — it caused damages in the millions and it wasn’t just a couple of hundred people who got fucked by it.

    • Johnny Alpha

      Before switching over to my new computer, I was running with both old & new (but not linked) – I changed to Chrome in the new after noticing some OS confliction and have never had a problem since!

    • Alexandra Marie

      A few of the PCs and laptops in my office were affected by the latest Windows update to the point where they had to be reset to factory settings. A nightmare for me.

  • Coffeeinator3000

    execpt the lid is still on.

  • rick

    The only time I’ve had issues with W10 updates is when the Insider Program got activated and shit was going crazy from memory leaks, etc.

  • Guestimus Prime

    Updating from High Sierra to Mojave fucked-up a lot of our Macs at work, so it’s not just Windows

  • Richard Rejmer

    I see and hear about the ‘nightmares’ of Windows 10. .
    So I’m still using 8.1
    Waiting for what’s next. . . ????

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