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 3)
on Dec 02, 2018

I think the key point, and one that should forcefully be made to Microsoft, is that updates should not be forced on users, particularly since recent updates have caused so much damage.  In fact, things need to go back to the old way, when Automatic Updates were opt in or opt out, not compulsory.  I always opted out until I was sure the update[s] were safe to install, and Win 10 users should be afforded a period of grace to allow for proper checking prior to installation.

Furthermore, updates should not be foisted upon 'early adopters' to test/report issues.  No!  Microsoft is entirely responsible for the production, testing and fixing of issues in-house.  Users, whether they sign up for early adoption or not, should not be used as unpaid testers to find the faults MS should have found in-house before release.

If occasional issues occur on certain machines for whatever reason, then users should report them to MS to be resolved.  That's fair enough, but let's not be used by Microsoft to do its job.

on Dec 03, 2018

starkers

I think the key point, and one that should forcefully be made to Microsoft, is that updates should not be forced on users, particularly since recent updates have caused so much damage.  In fact, things need to go back to the old way, when Automatic Updates were opt in or opt out, not compulsory.  I always opted out until I was sure the update[s] were safe to install, and Win 10 users should be afforded a period of grace to allow for proper checking prior to installation.

Furthermore, updates should not be foisted upon 'early adopters' to test/report issues.  No!  Microsoft is entirely responsible for the production, testing and fixing of issues in-house.  Users, whether they sign up for early adoption or not, should not be used as unpaid testers to find the faults MS should have found in-house before release.

If occasional issues occur on certain machines for whatever reason, then users should report them to MS to be resolved.  That's fair enough, but let's not be used by Microsoft to do its job.

 

There you go again, using common sense and logic! Don't you know that they don't apply to MS?!? Couldn't agree more!!!

on Dec 03, 2018

@Almonty...I'm not sayin' a word. Maybe some words......

I went to the same exact site your link goes to. Been there before and that's when I was told the update was not applicable to my machine. Bullshit! I went there the second time and got exactly the opposite answer. You are running 1803. 1803 is not latest and most secure version of Windows. This update will install version 1809 on your machine. It did......I started it at 7:30 pm and it did not finish until after midnight! It didn't reach 99% until 11:45 pm. This kind of stupid stuff somehow finds it's way to me too damn often.

on Dec 03, 2018

Avatar137

There you go again, using common sense and logic!

Hehe, never been accused of that before.  

Avatar137

Don't you know that they don't apply to MS?

Sad but true!  Unfortunately, the new regime under Satya Nadella has thrown out the common sense and logic rule book.... along with common courtesy and decency, a regard and due respect for customers.  One of the sad things is that MS now calls us all 'users' instead of customers, and as such, MS believes it can treat us all like it owns us and our machines... that if we run Win 10, MS can manipulate OUR machines to serve purposes other than our own.

Sure, we can still sende and receive emails; write letters and calculate this and that, but do we really know what's going on under the hood in Win 10?   As I discovered when I went to bed one night with Win 8.1 and woke to find Win 10 installed, MS uses Scheduled Maintenance to perform various tasks in the middle of the night, and usually those 'tasks' are something you wouldn't normally agree to.... like having a stable version of Win 8.1 overwritten with this bitch of an OS.

I liked Win 8.1, and my installation was set up just the way I liked it, then MS stuck its nose in and ruined everything.  Even my recovery partition was wiped so I couldn't go back to 8.1 on my HP 2-in-1.  Yup, MS does pretty much what it wants, with YOUR PC, just because you're running its OS.  If only governments of the world would band together and take MS to task over what must be illegal practices.

Another reason MS thinks it can do as it wishes is that the yuppie types who love playing with apps and the like, actually like Win 10.  Unlike so many older users who remember the good old days, the yuppie types actually give MS good feedback on Win 10.  Yup, they sit there for endless hours playing with apps; never ever actually using a Win32 program; not caring about what's going on under the hood; what personal information they're sending back to MS via those apps... Cortana.

That's why MS gets away with it.  The yuppie types are growing in numbers and never complain - so long as their apps are working they don't care - and we, the dinosaurs who do complain, are skrinking in numbers and eventually will all go away.

Sad but true!

on Dec 10, 2018


I remember a few years back I used Windows 7 (last one I used) and it seemed to me that everything was okay with updates and such. Windows 7 was stable, at least to me. Please forgive me, but did all these update issues start with Windows 10? 

 

I wish to go back to Win 7 as there are lots of issues from these Win10 updates.

on Dec 11, 2018

ranger92


Quoting -RG-,

I remember a few years back I used Windows 7 (last one I used) and it seemed to me that everything was okay with updates and such. Windows 7 was stable, at least to me. Please forgive me, but did all these update issues start with Windows 10? 



 

I wish to go back to Win 7 as there are lots of issues from these Win10 updates.

Yes, many people are wanting to go back to Win 7 because of Win 10 updates causing issues, myself included.  I have automatic updates disabled so I've not gotten the last major updates, but I shouldn't have to jump through hoops and depend on 3rd-party programs to stop MS messing stuff up on my machine.  Yes, there has been issues with updates in the past, and on Win 7 as well, but nowhere near as bad or as frequent as now with Win 10.  Things need to go back to the way they were, with better user options and no forced updates.

on Dec 11, 2018

So after a week of trials and tribulations, Radeon's HD 8210 being somehow uninstalled and a generic put in its place, the DWM going haywire to the point of slowing this machine down to a virtual crawl with any window open. A clean boot did not solve it so I used the Win 10 1809 I saved on a usb to do a clean install. The first time it failed. The second time I got as far as the account screen and decided to skip it! Major PITA! Now I have a vanilla OS and had to install CFX as the first. Little flat triangles with sticks attached don't cut it. I'm now in the process of rebuilding from scratch. So...how was your day(s)? 

on Dec 11, 2018

Oh...and I'm not using any other browser except Edge...for now. That may change depending on how it behaves. I have Adblocker installed. We'll see.

on Dec 11, 2018

Around 9 months ago I ran a windows update and my RAID was destroyed causing me to rebuild 7 from scratch.
Except for the multi and DX in 10 7 is just fine and am not loosing that install disk.

on Dec 12, 2018

So after one day Windows Defender catches a bug. Win32/Bitrep.A was found and isolated. Did a full system scan and then removed it. That's a first.