Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WTF, Computer?

After all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that Windows 10 caused me last time, until I finally gave up and went back to 8.1, my PC has suddenly decided, with no permission and no warning, to "upgrade" itself again. What the hell, Microsoft. What. The. Hell.

Sigh. Dare I hope it'll behave itself better this time? Dare I?

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  1. If you have Microsoft apply upgrades automatically it will do this.

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    1. *bangs head in despair*

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    2. I found this out after one of my 7 boxes came up as 10. Other ways it can come up as 10 is like you found earlier.. clicking on "Do this Later" just means "do it after I reboot" versus "no do it sometime in the future when I tell you."

      So what is different from 8 and 10? All the 8.1 desktops and videos looked almost exactly the same to me?

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    3. Yeah, that's how I ended up with Windows 10 the first time. I clicked "upgrade later," figuring that'd download the files and get it ready and I could install it when I was ready. Instead, it forced me to schedule an upgrade in the next two days, with no way to back out of it. Nobody likes these high-pressure techniques, Microsoft! Nobody.

      The main differences, as far as I'm concerned, are that 10 acts more like Windows 7, without me having to install third-party apps to make it act like Windows 7. The start menus is back, modern GUI apps can be opened in their own windows on the desktop, no charms popping up any time your mouse hits the side of the screen. This is all to the good, and I'd have been quite happy with 10 the first time, if it had just freaking worked.

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  2. Man I need to not accidently hit publish. So if your system is set to install important/critical updates then the box will upgrade itself to Windows 10 because it is listed as an Important update. If you set it to require you to approve updates then you can not have it do so. [There have been reports of it just updating at times even after this but it seems that it takes some sort of registry problem to cause that.]

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    1. You know, the thing is, I don't want it to ask me to approve updates. I want it to automatically update the OS I am using, and not switch me over to a new one with no warming. It does not seem to me that that is an unreasonable thing to expect. SIGH.

      Well, we'll see how 10 does this time. If it behaves itself, we're fine. If not, I may have to set fire to my computer.

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    2. How was it not working? I am mostly a Linux person so most of the time "not working" on Windows could be "working as intended". [I spent this weekend trying to get a second user on a laptop that was a genuine second user versus just a "hey I let my friend use ti this one time.]

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    3. First it was freezing randomly every few days. Then multiple times a day. And some programs stopped working quite the way they were supposed to. And then the start button stopped working. Apparently there were some corrupt Windows files, which hopefully means that a new install will leave everything hunky-dory, but I am skeptical, especially as the randomly freezing thing seems to be a very common issue.

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