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This made me laugh! biggrin.gif

I no longer provide support to relatives running anything above Windows 7. I am done with it. All I do is hear them complain and I tell them I don't want to hear it. One of them (more to follow, I'm sure) is buying a new laptop with Windows 7 on it. I also re-installed 7 on my nieces desktop (after she finally found the disk and key). I had to laugh at her when she said, "It's a desktop, not a !@(#&!$ phone with a touch screen".

Just imagine how residential tech support feels... I do Tier 3 for Time Warner Cable, and at least a few times a day I get calls related to W10 borking someones stuff. Usually its email, but there are a lot of wifi related issues, sometimes which only can be resolved by actually opening console and tinkering. Even had to do a Winsock reset b/c someone got stuck on loopback. Not sure how that happened, but seriously. NONE of which has anything to actually do with our service, but people don't care, we're just "tech support" to them. rolleyes.gif
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Updating Windows has become the greatest security threat.

No kidding!
     
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So will they fix their kill the computer upgrade bug, I work for an ISP and the amount of customer that I've talked to that had to have their computer reinstalled after upgrading is really high, me being one. since I've had to reinstall win7 I havent been on it at all, made the switch to linux and havent looked back. Other thing is the fact that since the failed win10 update I havent been able to post using my 7970
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post #94 of 135
Microsoft needs to back off. I've built a few Ubuntu APU build for family members, and even do light gaming on the APU's, aka family members with kids, who care about what goes on in their homes.

I see Ubuntu getting an influx on new users, gamers and mainstream users!
post #95 of 135
So, what happened to not downloading a "recommended update"? There's like "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", no? Oh, and you can right click the update and hide it too.

So much drama.
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post #96 of 135
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So, what happened to not downloading a "recommended update"? There's like "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", no? Oh, and you can right click the update and hide it too.

So much drama.

Or you simply don't update at all because MS have declared they will no longer provide documentation for their updates.

The drama is caused entirely by MicroSpy.
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post #97 of 135
The only thing keeping me win 8 on my htpc is I haven't found a decent replacement for WMC in terms of a pvr. There's some decent backend options that work with Kodi but the WMC experience is just better.
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post #98 of 135
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Or you simply don't update at all because MS have declared they will no longer provide documentation for their updates.

The drama is caused entirely by MicroSpy.

So far, all my recent updates were documented. On windows 10 they might be undocumented, maybe. That still requires you to update to windows 10 though.
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I'm only piss off that my 7 Enterprise version don't get free upgrade...as I would actually upgrade that one since I would be able to have way more control on its security and update policy.

All Enterprise Editions require ALL 'Businesses' to pay for new OS, so don't rely on getting a FREE update.

7 Enterprise is quite good once you've configured it correctly, I'm just waiting for the larger businesses to climb onto the Windows 10 Fantasy Train to nowhere and see whether they will either use it or foot the bill to Redmond when it comes to any future class actions devil-smiley-019.gif .

Having a major Corporation spying on you is now deemed illegal within US laws so we need these larger Corps, to really make MS sweat about their business ethics when dealing with these huge giants, that can in theory bankrupt Redmond in a full on legal fight.
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All Enterprise Editions require ALL 'Businesses' to pay for new OS, so don't rely on getting a FREE update.

7 Enterprise is quite good once you've configured it correctly, I'm just waiting for the larger businesses to climb onto the Windows 10 Fantasy Train to nowhere and see whether they will either use it or foot the bill to Redmond when it comes to any future class actions devil-smiley-019.gif .

Having a major Corporation spying on you is now deemed illegal within US laws so we need these larger Corps, to really make MS sweat about their business ethics when dealing with these huge giants, that can in theory bankrupt Redmond in a full on legal fight.

Yeah, plus I just looked up how the 10 Enterprise going to handle updates. They can keep that crap. Branch this, branch that...seriously wonder what is Microsoft smoking. Might explain the talks going around about dumping them for the servers and moving over to RedHat.
     
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