Ramblings of an old Doc
What's wrong in Redmond?
Published on November 27, 2018 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

I've really been left wondering what's wrong with the W10 devs...

Erasing data, inability to choose default app...all is not well, methinks.

 

Seriously, what kind of company releases crap like this? Is there no pride? No sense of responsibility?

This might help if you have bugs with the updates...

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-update-bugs-the-latest-fixes-and-workarounds/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=23906934820265111040450294515746

 

 


Comments (Page 2)
on Dec 01, 2018

Publius of NV

Windows 7 IMHO was the best version of Windows.  Which is why I use Stardock products to make Win10 look as much like Win7 as I can.

Couldn't agree more! 

on Dec 01, 2018

Can anyone clarify if these problems started with Windoes 10? From what I have read on the forums, Windows 10 is a real problem. Keep in mind I haven't used Windows since Windows 7 which was stable. 

I get that a few of you use WB to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7 but that is not what I am asking about. 

on Dec 01, 2018

No....not entirely the fault of Win 10.  All other MS OS vers suffered from 'issues' now and then...but the real difference was that before 10 you could choose to ignore/avoid potential issues....so that others would see the bugs sorted FOR you....and you avoided the grief.

Win 10 just does it whether you like it or not [unless you stop all updating via GPedit or similar].

The truth of Win 10 is that it is a PUBLIC BETA.  It is NOT a 'stable OS', no matter how much the fanbois claim.....oh...we're using the early access versions which are betas...the public one is stable.  Bull-fucking-shit, it is not.

No-one should EVER have the temerity to claim an OS version is stable at the same time it simply deletes ALL your personal User Files....you know....the actual bloody WORK you are trying to do with the 'stable' OS.

Having your own backups is NOT-THE-POINT.  Your OS should not delete your work.....under the auspices of 'a Windows Update'.

on Dec 01, 2018


Can anyone clarify if these problems started with Windoes 10? From what I have read on the forums, Windows 10 is a real problem. Keep in mind I haven't used Windows since Windows 7 which was stable. 

I get that a few of you use WB to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7 but that is not what I am asking about. 

Microsoft fired their testers and made users beta testers without a way to opt out. So now users are at the mercy of Microsoft to deliver flawless updates which no OS has ever been able to do. Macs also have problems even if they are rare.

It's the update model that is broken in Windows 10. Well, actually it's the PC (Personal Computer) model that is broken. Your PC is now a playground for Satya and his pals.

 

on Dec 01, 2018

Fuzzy Logic

1809 working perfectly here. I had to disable some of the things I had turned off in the previous version, but, that's typical of major updates. Other than that, business as usual.

You are one of the lucky ones.  Many users lost data and could not get various programs to work.  And now, with the revised 1809 update, users cannot set default programs to open various tasks.  The entire update process is a complete debacle and MS should be ashamed of itself for the ways its customers are being treated.... with disregard and contempt.


Thing I hate the most is when a Win 10 update wants to mess with your network driver and you can't even get online to correct their fuck-up.

I believe there is a way to prevent this.  When going into update settings, untick 'other updates'.  That should disable driver and 3rd party updates.  Well that's what I did early in the piece when updates feched my network driver, along with my soundcard drivers and graphics card.  MS' inferior graphics drivers are the pits and should never be used over the proprietary ones.

Publius of NV

Windows 7 IMHO was the best version of Windows.  Which is why I use Stardock products to make Win10 look as much like Win7 as I can.

If only I had a copy of Win 7.  I do have a couple of copies of Win 8.1, though, and I'm very nearly tempted to put one of them on my primary machine and do away with 10 altogether.


Can anyone clarify if these problems started with Windoes 10?

Yes, the issues with Windows Update pretty much began with Win 10.  There may have been occasional issues on some machines with earlier Windows editions, but nowhere near as consistently as with Win 10.  Put it this way, a betting man could make a fortune betting on each Win 10 update having massive flaws... if he could get a bookie to take those bets.

on Dec 01, 2018


I get that a few of you use WB to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7 but that is not what I am asking about.

Actually it's more Start10 than WB, though I use both.  But sorry, I know that's not what you're asking about.

on Dec 01, 2018


No....not entirely the fault of Win 10.  All other MS OS vers suffered from 'issues' now and then...but the real difference was that before 10 you could choose to ignore/avoid potential issues....so that others would see the bugs sorted FOR you....and you avoided the grief.

Win 10 just does it whether you like it or not [unless you stop all updating via GPedit or similar].

The truth of Win 10 is that it is a PUBLIC BETA.  It is NOT a 'stable OS', no matter how much the fanbois claim.....oh...we're using the early access versions which are betas...the public one is stable.  Bull-fucking-shit, it is not.

No-one should EVER have the temerity to claim an OS version is stable at the same time it simply deletes ALL your personal User Files....you know....the actual bloody WORK you are trying to do with the 'stable' OS.

Having your own backups is NOT-THE-POINT.  Your OS should not delete your work.....under the auspices of 'a Windows Update'.

I agree with you. You shouldn't have to have a back-up, it should all be taking care of. As we all know, nothing is perfect when it comes to software. However, when you deal with and pay for Windows, well, you would expect better thats for sure. Remember Windows ME? Now that was a some garbage.  

anotherside


Quoting -RG-,
Microsoft fired their testers and made users beta testers without a way to opt out. So now users are at the mercy of Microsoft to deliver flawless updates which no OS has ever been able to do. Macs also have problems even if they are rare.

It's the update model that is broken in Windows 10. Well, actually it's the PC (Personal Computer) model that is broken. Your PC is now a playground for Satya and his pals.

Well, that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Here we have WB skinners and they choose to have beta testers. They do this because they want to make the best skins possible for WB and yet you can't get Microsoft to do the same? Wow, beyond me thats for sure. However, it doesen't surprise me either.  

 

 

 

on Dec 01, 2018

Anyway, with all that said, what updates do all of you think are a problem? Which ones should be removed from Windows 10? One last thing for members or visitors that may not know, how do you disable auto updates for Windows 10?

on Dec 01, 2018

starkers


Quoting -RG-,

Yes, the issues with Windows Update pretty much began with Win 10.  There may have been occasional issues on some machines with earlier Windows editions, but nowhere near as consistently as with Win 10.  Put it this way, a betting man could make a fortune betting on each Win 10 update having massive flaws... if he could get a bookie to take those bets.

Thank you for the direct reply. I much appreciate that and sorry I didn't reply in my 1st post. I missed it, sorry. I do know all Windows updates had some kind of issue. However, it seems Windows 10 has some real issues. 

on Dec 01, 2018

Publius of NV


Quoting -RG-,

I get that a few of you use WB to make Windows 10 look like Windows 7 but that is not what I am asking about.



Actually it's more Start10 than WB, though I use both.  But sorry, I know that's not what you're asking about.

Thats no issue or problem, Publius.  

on Dec 02, 2018

The latest cumulative update to Win 10 did exactly as I anticipated. In other words it failed, as per usual with these updates. I thought I had fixed the problem with windows updates a while ago but no...I ran the troubleshooter and it said some update components could not be repaired. Now I'm running dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth for the second time. The first time was after I did a sfc /scannow after the last update. It found corrupted files in the update, go figure. I haven't lost anything, knock wood but that doesn't mean some other stupid shit won't happen. I think whatshisname over at MS is in bed with Murphy. You know...the guy who invented Murphy's law. 

on Dec 02, 2018

And to make matters worse after the first update failed it messed with my skins in rainmeter. The CopperRM came up without the background images, only the text. I went into the skins folder and found another skin had been created with the name Copper. I never made that one. The ini files were in the Copper folder and the images were in the CopperRM folder. Don't ask...I don't know. So I tried one more time to get the update installed. I hit retry and it does the search and comes back with...your OS is up to date. Two minutes after the second install failed. WTF!!! 

on Dec 02, 2018

If you want to really update to 1809 go here and click the Update button at the top. Read the instructions as it loads. I had the same problem with the Windows Update. It kept telling me everything was up to date.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

on Dec 02, 2018

Its not that. Its the latest cumulative update KB 4467682. 1809 I found out is not applicable to my machine.

on Dec 02, 2018

I have never heard that. My old HP laptop that had Vista 32bit is running 1809 32bit. Not the fastest thing but it's running.