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  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , kettch wrote

    Nice bit of deliberate misunderstanding. I blame advanced technical users for picking an option that they know will not work for them and then complaining about the result. That's what's going on here. It's like a building contractor going onto a car lot, knowing that he regularly needs to pull a 12,000lb equipment trailer, buying a Prius, getting it home and complaining that it doesn't work like he wants. In that situation, the last place to lay blame is on Toyota.

    Actually it sounds more like buying "cargo lift" with 800kg loading limit...

    People expect "Home Edition" suitable for Home use, and normally should not have to expect it contains a feature (or lack of feature) that'll cause them trouble for normal home use.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , kettch wrote

    No, I'm saying that it's pretty stupid to install Windows 10 Home, knowing that you can't block updates, and then proceed to complain that you can't block updates.

    Well, eventally the other versions of Windows will go out of support. If Win10 is really the last version of Windows as they said, they'll have to choose Win10 some time later. (I do expect Microsoft stop selling OEM Win8.1 licence sometime next year, if they upgrade their machine, most likely they'll have to choose some version of Win10 to install, given that Win8.X does not sound very good to most customers)

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  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , NoelCarboni wrote

    Why such a debate over something that's a non-issue technically?  None of you here is hapless.

    I'd say most people here are running business version of Windows, so are not affected.

    We're trying to make arguments to those who don't, like most people using computers at home.

    FYI, the updates Microsoft released this Tuesday makes people who are affected run into endless reboot loop that requires delete an offending key in registry to cure it. Do you expect average people able to do that?

    We do see Win10 as a good enough replacement for the old WinXP or even Win7, but I'd say the recent update **gitches** have already begin to make people think Win10 sxxks. Microsoft has to do something about it or people will simply choose to go back.

    Note: **gitches** is a mild word I use here. Two bootup-blocking updates visble in forums in two consecutive months is definately not a good sign to see for general users.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    For the other news (or not news), just as what I've expected, try to search in search engines and you can see thousands of sites (even those with generally good reputations) have posted articles on how to stop Win10 updates. Some even offer tools to do it and I assume some of them actually contains malware.

    This is no joke. They seriously need to reconsider it.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    , kettch wrote

    If they run Home knowing the risk, then they don't have any reason to complain.

    Humm... So you're suggesting people should have install Win10 Pro solely for able to choose what update they don't want to install. How does that even make sense?

    It'd make more sense to tell them stay at Win7 Home, where they still got the ability to block updates that they don't want to install.

  • Google is now Alphabet

    @spivonious: I think Alphabet is now the holding company of Google. Since the instrument code for trading market is not changed (still GOOG), this means most likely for the government record it's just a name change for company, and they start up another company named Google for holding what Google currently actually does.

    One thing I can think of is that, Google has grown into size as Microsoft and has been subjected to same sort of antitrust lawsuit. After the reorganization, if Court say Google has to split to satisfy them, the impact to the company would be trivial.

    The company split also mean more challenge to their talent management capabilities. However since they're experts to data managment I think there would not be much to worry about. Btw, because of this I suspect by 50% chance Google will release some kind of HR related tools as byproduct of this action.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Those "Enterprise" have propably used MOM/WSUS variants for ages already so I don't think it'll affect much to them. A good admin will probably wait about 2 weeks after the "Patch Tuesday" to approve the updates, otherwise who got the time to fix thousands of broken workstations?

  • Google is now Alphabet

    How is "HOME BOX OFFICE, INC" related to that?

  • So how did the Win10 install go for you?

    Another problem: AppLocale for WinXP/2003 works for Vista/Win7/Win8.X but seems ceased to work in Win10. I've searched on a number of forums and seems noone can get it to work.

    If you have some old programs *cough* games *cough* that needs it to run, you're advised to dual boot or simply don't upgrade.