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Age Quod Agis
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You can guarantee that Windows 10 will have a massive update that takes forever to install, and that then requires the disk to run at 100% madly transferring stuff and indexing stuff, and doing stuff that is more important than the stuff that you have to do, at least in Window's expert opinion.

Skull fuck Windows with a tire iron. Hell, make that a seriously magnetized tire iron. Really get in there, mash it around and scramble things. Give that disk something to really do.

No, I don't want more "features". I want my fucking computer to work, damnit.

(Posting from a different computer, 'cause the one I need to use is doing "Updates" and stuff, you know. Please wait...

[SpinningCircle]...

Hell, they're only "billable hours" going down the tube...



"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012

"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."

Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
 
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I use Apple stuff for just about everything, except two programs that require a Windows environment:
  • QuickBooks, for bookkeeping for my small business. I'm still on the 2013 version. I see no reason to pay Intuit's cost for a newer version, as this one does everything I need.

  • The payroll module of Medlin Accounting. This focuses on straightforward payroll stuff without a fancy schmancy user interface and it does not require updates except for the tax tables. It will run on just about any version of Windows, so latest Windows with updates is not required.
In view of the above, I am still using Windows 7 and I have it set NOT to attempt any updates. Life is simpler.



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Posts: 20429 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Set it to update when you want? Or is that no longer an option? (Seems unlikely, but Microsoft has done so many things I'd have thought unlikely, and even downright dumb, I make no assumptions, any more.)




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Sounds similar to when my iPhone locks up as it wants me to install an update that I don't want or need.

I wonder if I could sue them if I could not make a 911 phone call because of the stupid pop up for the update.
 
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MS will shove a (critical) update up your computer's wazoo (your 'puter's pooter) and force restart it while you madly click on the "restart later" and watch all your apps close without any option to save all your work as everything swirls down the crapper.

You can disable Windows (automatic) Update and then manually enable and run it when your bored.




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Originally posted by h2oys:
Sounds similar to when my iPhone locks up as it wants me to install an update that I don't want or need.

I have never had that happen on any of the four iOS devices my wife and I have between us. Five, if you include my watch.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe

The "mainstream media" is no more mainstream than leftists are liberals.
 
Posts: 15449 | Location: S.E. Michigan | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
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Originally posted by h2oys:
Sounds similar to when my iPhone locks up as it wants me to install an update that I don't want or need.

I have never had that happen on any of the four iOS devices my wife and I have between us. Five, if you include my watch.

Yeah, just another Apple-hater there.

Funny because we have probably 6 Mac computers, at least 8 iphones and 4 ipads over the course of the last 5-10 years and NEVER had that happen.

You can always postpone an update. Always.

But please, wax poetic at how easy Windows is h2oys.

Please, riddle away. Wink
 
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
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Originally posted by h2oys:
Sounds similar to when my iPhone locks up as it wants me to install an update that I don't want or need.

I have never had that happen on any of the four iOS devices my wife and I have between us. Five, if you include my watch.

Yeah, just another Apple-hater there.

Funny because we have probably 6 Mac computers, at least 8 iphones and 4 ipads over the course of the last 5-10 years and NEVER had that happen.

You can always postpone an update. Always.

But please, wax poetic at how easy Windows is h2oys.

Please, riddle away. Wink


Not at all. I’ll post a screenshot the next time it happens.
 
Posts: 1926 | Location: St. Louis, MO | Registered: November 24, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Set it to update when you want? Or is that no longer an option? (Seems unlikely, but Microsoft has done so many things I'd have thought unlikely, and even downright dumb, I make no assumptions, any more.)


Win10 has 'Active Hours' where it will not force updates/restart.




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I have windows 10 and updates appear to apply only shutting down and starting up.

If it takes a while updating and you wanted to work on it, I can see how that's frustrating.

But I haven't had an update take more than a couple of minutes. I have SSD and 15 megs memory if that makes a difference.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
I use Apple stuff for just about everything, except two programs that require a Windows environment:
  • QuickBooks, for bookkeeping for my small business. I'm still on the 2013 version. I see no reason to pay Intuit's cost for a newer version, as this one does everything I need.

  • The payroll module of Medlin Accounting. This focuses on straightforward payroll stuff without a fancy schmancy user interface and it does not require updates except for the tax tables. It will run on just about any version of Windows, so latest Windows with updates is not required.
In view of the above, I am still using Windows 7 and I have it set NOT to attempt any updates. Life is simpler.


I hope the Win 7 computer will be disconnected from the internet, around 2020 when Microsoft ends security patching for it Big Grin


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Originally posted by V-Tail:
I use Apple stuff for just about everything, except two programs that require a Windows environment:
  • QuickBooks, for bookkeeping for my small business. I'm still on the 2013 version. I see no reason to pay Intuit's cost for a newer version, as this one does everything I need.

  • The payroll module of Medlin Accounting. This focuses on straightforward payroll stuff without a fancy schmancy user interface and it does not require updates except for the tax tables. It will run on just about any version of Windows, so latest Windows with updates is not required.
In view of the above, I am still using Windows 7 and I have it set NOT to attempt any updates. Life is simpler.


I hope the Win 7 computer will be disconnected from the internet, around 2020 when Microsoft ends security patching for it Big Grin
I do not connect the Windows VM to the internet for any purpose other than initiating a request to Medlin Accounting for tax table updates. No mail, no web browsing, no nothing, just the requests for tax table updates.

Every thing else, including mail, web stuff, etc., is done in the Mac environment.

As far as security patches to Windows 7, I have never done one. I'm running with the original installation. I don't see a need for security patches if the only internet connection I ever make, is one that I initiate to a specific website (Medlin Accounting).



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Oh, I know you can set the active hours thing to make it do updates on off hours, except that Windows is a bit like a dog when you have filled his bowl, but not put it down. It can't think of anything except the update you have put off. Sure, it says you can do it later, but it slows down everything else, lags horribly, and generally acts like a millennial until you let it do its damned update, restart three or so times, re-index its disk, and then get on with life.

It's like fighting with your wife. Your're damned if you do and damned if you don't.



"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012

"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."

Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
 
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They took this to a new level with their Xbox. Nothing like 60+ GB worth of updates to brighten up your day.


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I hate windows Artie.

I turned mine on today and it was running so slow that I thought I was back 20 years ago using a computer.
Did a couple things and it sped up. Was not a virus.


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