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MidnightCowboy 07. Oct 2018 11:36 AM

Windows Updates
Another reason why I stick with Windows 7.

Jojo Yee 07. Oct 2018 11:54 AM

And here it is what has been happening...

"Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted"

"Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Has A Serious Problem"

Remah 07. Oct 2018 06:49 PM

I forced the update before it became generally available. It has been the least disruptive update I can remember post-Windows 7. I only had to log-into my web accounts.

I lost no data files.

I am wary of relying on OneDrive (or any cloud service) to ensure the integrity of my files so I keep an additional local copy of my files. I synchronize the files about once a day. Like Dedoimedo, I don't use the default Windows file folders which might be why I have had no issue.

Pierre2 08. Oct 2018 06:33 AM

"Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Has A Serious Problem"

there is more than this issue at stake here,
- this type of issue will leave folks rather unhappy, to say the least.

it's something of an Public Relations Disaster, as well, and that's something that MS is Not Good At.

Anupam 08. Oct 2018 02:31 PM

Does it seem feasible?

Like Remah, I too do not use the Windows default folders to keep my data. I have separate data partitions for my hard drive, where I keep all my data. I keep very little, or unimportant data on C: drive, if any.

Burn-IT 08. Oct 2018 03:08 PM

One of the reasons I gave up being an MVP was that MS never listened to any feedback.
Note from that report. MS were informed after their insider testing that there was a problem and chose to ignore it.
I threw W10 out some time ago because of the shoddy way it was being pushed and supported.

deya 08. Oct 2018 06:41 PM

I updated my desktop via WU when it became available last week. It took a long time to update, longer than previous updates, but it worked and the machine runs fine. I lost no data files, everything still where it should be, and I do use the default folders. I don't permanently have it syncing to OneDrive though, I sync files every once in a while, as and when I feel the need to do it.

After the update my system restore was turned off and also, for some inexplicable reason, Bonjour had been installed once again. I can't fathom that out at all, but I killed the process and uninstalled it. Second time this has happened on this machine after an update.

I've also noticed that the system is using more memory - 7 or 8 percent more. Not unusual after one of these updates but definitely more than previous updates.

So the desktop is running well, but I tried to update my laptop and that caused me a world of pain. The update failed so then, having read what was happening to others I disconnected it from the internet and switched it off. I'm not going to attempt anything else with it until I see what MS do when they re-offer the update - and to be honest I'm past caring about it, it's a pain and I'm giving it to my daughter once I get it running again. I've written it off.

One thing that crossed my mind is that the desktop is AMD and the laptop is Intel. Whether that has anything to do with all this I have no idea. But both machines are pretty much set up the same so I can't work out why one would update without much issue and the other one failed.

I just wish MS would do their job properly. But I think they're getting worse.

Remah 09. Oct 2018 01:19 AM

Bonjour is normally only installed by Apple software so do you have the Apple update service running.


Originally Posted by deya (Post 124475)

The update failed

Without an error description it could be almost anything. :D

deya 09. Oct 2018 06:45 PM

No, I don't own or use any Apple devices, Remah. No Apple update service running so no idea why Bonjour installed but it definitely wasn't there before the upgrade. There was an error description but I turned the machine off without reading it. It'll no doubt still be there when I re-boot it eventually. But I intend to clean install it and start from scratch before passing it on to my daughter.

My desktop just received another cumulative update this evening and that went without a hitch.

Remah 09. Oct 2018 08:31 PM

You could check the install date & timestamp for Bonjour to see if it is related to the update.

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