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Old 11. Oct 2018, 05:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I did that, Remah. 3rd Oct 2018, same day as the upgrade. As I say, it wasn't there before the upgrade and the process appeared in the task manager after the upgrade re-start.

It's not a big deal, just strange. It did it once before after a previous upgrade and I couldn't work it out then either. Weird but it is what it is. It's gone now
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Old 25. Nov 2018, 03:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Finally found the time (last weekend) to sort the laptop out after the failed October Update. I used the Reset this PC option in settings and selected remove everything when prompted. Left it overnight to do its thing. Checking it the following morning, it was asking if I wanted to clear the TPM so I opted to do so and let it go through the motions.

The laptop eventually re-started and after going through the set-up options Windows 10 had re-installed to Version 1803; OS Build 17134.320.

After manually checking for updates it installed another cumulative update plus updates for Adobe Flash, WMSRT and, after having enabled it, the latest updates for Windows Defender. And that was it, no offer of 1809 so I left it at that.

I booted the machine each evening, through the week, and got WD updates but still no 1809. A bit of checking around and found out that once again 1809 is blocked only this time it's Intel who have had MS pull the upgrade to machines with certain versions of Intel Graphics and Display Audio drivers;

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/1...10_1809_intel/

Anyway, my daughter took the laptop off my hands on Thursday evening so I'm now free of it. I'll never buy another Windows laptop or, if at all possible, anything fitted with Intel components running Windows. I've had enough of wasting my time (and money) due to these people.

My desktop however continues to run fine with Version 1809 - AMD Processor, apart from the seemingly endless Restore Points being created by the Windows Modules Installer;

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-67f9b30c630a

... which is more of a nuisance really but does consume quite large amounts of disc space. I've taken to removing them with my portable CCleaner rather than stopping the process altogether.

I found this an enlightening read;

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/1...ows_10_crisis/

.... and yet;

https://mspoweruser.com/microsofts-m...-black-friday/

At least the shareholders will be happy, which is all that matters to companies like MS
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Another reason why I stick with Windows 7.
Same here.
Windows 7 Ultimate, MS Office 2007 Enterprise & 27 programs on a 20GB partition.
No updates, no problems.
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Old 07. Apr 2019, 10:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Improving the Windows 10 update experience with control, quality and transparency;

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...-transparency/

Not before time, but at least they've relented.
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Improving the Windows 10 update experience with control, quality and transparency;
"In previous Windows 10 feature update rollouts, the update installation was automatically initiated on a device once our data gave us confidence that device would have a great update experience."

Seriously?... but as you say at least they are listening to feedback and any improvements must be a step forward.
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So, we’re making it possible for all users to pause both feature and monthly updates for up to 35 days (seven days at a time, up to five times).
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexp...-transparency/
Not good enough.
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Yeah, still on Windows 7 here, as well. The telemetry that you can't turn off was enough to keep me off 10 initially, and now this whole Windows Update mess is reinforcing that decision. Not sure what I'll do when Windows 7 support ends. I'll probably give some Linux distros a whirl, but I really don't have the time right now, I'll hope I'll have time for that before the end of the year...
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Windows 7 - even without updates- will remain more secure than Windows 10 ever has been.
Add decent virus blocker and firewall and it is even more so.
One of the reasons I have never taken Linux seriously is its refusal to acknowledge its vulnerabilities and take serious steps to protect the user.
Relying on obscurity for security is a mug's game.
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One of the reasons I have never taken Linux seriously is its refusal to acknowledge its vulnerabilities and take serious steps to protect the user.
Relying on obscurity for security is a mug's game.
The current top malware threats (Backoff, WannaCry, BlackEnergy, Dyrez Trojan, Zeus, Dridex, Gh0st, Mirai, Crowti (ransomware) have absolutely no effect on Linux desktop users so Iím not sure exactly what Linux users need protecting from except perhaps themselves if they run everything with root privileges or install software from outside the official repositories.
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Have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary??
Linux may not be vulnerable itself to those attacks, but the vectors are carried and spread by unprotected Linux systems.
Or are Linux users SO selfish that they don't care about the rest of the world. The same selfishness applies to all those people who refuse to get inoculations and keep human diseases alive when they can be obliterated once and for all.
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