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Offline dodger

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Window 10 Update
« on: January 30, 2018, 01:45:36 PM »
Another wonderful update for windows 10 from microsoft. Four hours to down load and install and the usual nightmare.  Plenty of new things to delete as I do not need them. Outlook will no longer download from the sky website and needs reinstalling. Files will not open until I have closed 3 or 4  windows trying to configure Windows Enterprise.

I think its time to say goodbye windows, any ideas of a good alternative?

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 01:58:36 PM »
Or....

...back out the upgrade.

Search Google for how to disable updates (yes, it can be done, it still allows security updates, but not system/software updates) and enjoy a stable system "like wot I dun".


You don't need to do anything risky, it's all check boxes, it can all be undone. I have the same view of Micro****. There software is appalling, full of bugs and overly memory and resource hungry. Unfortunately, there is little option for your "average Joe", Apple has issues and other options require a bit of "geek" ( that is in no way meant as a disparaging remark).

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 02:03:02 PM »
I think its time to say goodbye windows, any ideas of a good alternative?

It all depends what you use your system for. If it's just surfing and email then Puppy Linux is pretty good. You can install it on a USB stick and run it from there to try it out without making any changes to your Windozy system.

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 04:11:02 PM »
I think its time to say goodbye windows, any ideas of a good alternative?

It all depends what you use your system for. If it's just surfing and email then Puppy Linux is pretty good. You can install it on a USB stick and run it from there to try it out without making any changes to your Windozy system.

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 04:31:05 PM »
Just put W10 on my Mac. OSx was doing my head in!

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 05:15:21 PM »
As well as surfing I have alot of word, excel and pdf files that I need as well as emails.
Think I might go back to a repair point and remove the update and see if that repairs the system. Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 05:27:32 PM »
What specific problem are you having with updates as it sounds like something more fundamental than just an Update issue (I've only seen about 2 issues with updates on W7 or W10 in the last 4 or 5 years across a whole range of machines!).

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 06:11:19 PM »
I'm with @red_death on this: windows updates don't cause me a problem. Yes you get the occasional large refresh but that's never upset any of the computers in our household, we just let them get on with the update and the come back fine.

Personally I think at lot of this tinkering around disabling and removing bits and pieces (bordering on paranoia sometimes) does more harm than good.  Oh and I am a software developer on windows and linux platforms. 
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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 08:56:23 PM »
I've just bought a new laptop with W10. I find it too intrusive personally. I took a copy then installed Linux Mint over it. I'm not a computer whizz kid but I find it far more pleasant to use. It's possible to install Linux along side Windows and at boot up you can choose which OS you want to use.
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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 09:04:05 PM »
Another vote for Win 7, had a couple of problems with downloads crashing the system back in 2016, so reinstalled from disc then disabled all updates, no problems since
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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 09:48:37 PM »
I agree with Mike and Nick: fiddling around, disabling updates, running unsupported versions... not a great idea. Just let it do its thing!

Running W7 with no updates at all is asking for trouble IMO.

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 10:06:58 PM »
I agree with Mike and Nick: fiddling around, disabling updates, running unsupported versions... not a great idea. Just let it do its thing!

Running W7 with no updates at all is asking for trouble IMO.

Can't agree I'm afraid.

I spec'd a new laptop, won't go into details - but it boots to a stable system in 65 seconds. First Win10 update...

... boot time to stable?...

...3.5 MINUTES !!!

Backed out the update, spent another 1.5 hours getting rid of Cortana, disabled system "upgrades" (still does security patches) and we're back to a 65s boot.

The sky hasn't fallen in, everything still works, it's just that I'm happy!

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 11:03:34 PM »
I would happily let it do it's thing if it wasn't for all the rubbish that comes with the updates.
I bought my laptop to carry out specific tasks and use it for them only which means a Bloatware heavy update can use up a couple of days of my PC time to install and configure.

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 11:04:51 PM »
I would happily let it do it's thing if it wasn't for all the rubbish that comes with the updates.
I bought my laptop to carry out specific tasks and use it for them only which means a Bloatware heavy update can use up a couple of days of my PC time to install and configure.

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Re: Window 10 Update
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 11:19:29 PM »
If an update is changing boot time from 1 to 3.5 mins then something is going very wrong and it is unlikely to be MS's fault I fear. Doesn't MS only bundle patches now so anything not been patched is risky. Certainly no bloat ware from MS



 

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