Microsoft you B@ST@RDS!

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  1. berni109

    berni109 Funster

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    Latest auto update killed my laptop. Just an endless loop rebooting into setting up. No escape or ability to get to safe mode.
    Previous updates killed the internal WiFi and internal camera.
    Back to square one now having reverted to a reinstall.
    What a waste of a day of my life.
     
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    Why does it do that?
     
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    A bloody nuisance, already rendered my windows phone pretty much useless, now worried about my little notebook.

    Only stick with it so I can use Mapsource..
     
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    I guess, it tries to work with so many different bits of kit, drivers and weird specialist drivers that eventually circumstances come together and it can’t cope and goes phuuuuut. :emo:
     
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    Mines in the throws of dying Microsoft tried updating and told me it couldn’t be so I just left it on it still works but there’s lots going on that I don’t know what it is.
    Think I’ll just scrap it.:mad::mad::mad:
     
  7. Gellyneck

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    Put Linux on it if you don't need any specific MS based software.
     
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    ... turn off updates ...
     
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    I’ve turned off updates on my windows 7 laptop.
    I know they say you need them for security but I use Norton on it and keep that updated and have decided that I don’t need any more windows updates.
     
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    Once rebuilt suggest making a recovery disc so you can rollback any updates that might not work in the future.
     
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    Can that be done on Windows 10?
    I keep searching but can't find a setting for it.
     
  12. Minxy Girl

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    Yes, it's not obvious though ... hubby did it for me so I'll have to ask him where the settings are when he gets back later today, I'll let you know.
     
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    By a Mac guys, yes its costs more and yes you might have to reboot it once a year, but it really is a small price to pay :D
     
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    Just updated my laptop, all okay.
     
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    I run both Linux on old laptops and Windows 10 on my desktop. The update took some time but I have had no issues with it and that is on home built PC. I had carried out a clean install some months ago which always helps with these feature upgrades.

    If you want to reinstall W10 I can dig out some links l used to do just that.

    Linux may be a good option, as @Gellyneck suggested. I use Linux mint and some windows programs can be run using WINE if you can't do with out them but generally you can find Linux alternatives
     
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    I run Win7 on my desktop and various flavours of Android on everything else.
     
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    Re Linux, I have downloaded to a momory stick & have used on my windows 7 laptop but can't get to the boot from usb on my w 10. anyadvice please.
    Sorry to hijack the thread a bit.
    Barrie
     
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    Our laptops are both the same & about 6months old, so I'm hoping that we don't have any issues, but it really shouldn't boil down to hope should it?
     
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    I bought a 'Chuwi Hi 12' tablet for use with my music. It's A4 size so I can read it easily while playing and no need for scrolling mid-song. Didn't know how good it might be but works perfectly.

    It operates on Android AND Windows. You can switch between them!

    Less than £220. BRILLIANT



    Wyn
     

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