Windows 10

Believe it.

An update a long, long time ago on Win XP killed the internal DVD drive on my laptop.
I had to buy an external one as it was unrecoverable.
That was most annoying as I was moving from place to place and my laptop was my main machine.

Just this week, one of the Win 10 updates caused Outlook to start in safe mode.
MS pulled that update a day or 2 later.
Eventually Microsoft is going to remove support to Windows 7 and then security updates will stop pouring in. Hopefully not soon as the organization I worked at just upgraded to 7. Personally I'm planning to stay on Windows 7 as long as I can and then I'll buy a new one with Windows 10 pre-installed :D
Olivier windows 7 has already reached it's mainstream end of life (13th Jan 2015) but MS will continue to roll out security updates to it until the proposed date of 14th Jan 2020.

Windows 8.1 reaches end of life on the 9th Jan 2018 with security updates being made until 10th Jan 2023. (Windows 8 is dead and buried and technically not receiving any support but will also still get security updates until the extended support date).

Windows 10 reaches the end of life on 13th October 2020 with security updates being delivered until 14th October 2025.

So as you can see they are already planning something to do a replacement for Win10 in some shape or form. If the dates run to form this will mean a replacement windows product of some sort (10.1 more than likely)
I was thinking of upgrading to OpenSuse Leap 42.1 and Windows 10. After what I have seen recently I may miss out Windows 10.
Windows 10 is a nice OS - a definite improvement from Win 7.

It is more or less a bridge between a PC and mobile device and is very app oriented.

Since I managed to resolve the issues I had installing it I have had zero issues and it is running at least as well as Win 7.
Windows 10 install and upgrade are relatively straight forward. The main issues I have had in doing approximately 100 of them have been where the machine is part of a domain with a private update server rather than using the centralised MS one. This can cause issues when first installing as the original install is buggy but if using the MS update server this is patched immediately, if installing as part of a domain it can take some time for the updates to be installed causing a few blue screens.

The other issue I have found is the same cause, but when updates are available but the private update server is not pushing them out due to set times being set on the server for updates to be delivered it can cause the login screen to hang until the machine is rebooted.

The biggest problem I have had with Win 10 has been with some specialist software. Some slightly older versions of secure connection software takes an age to get working, and forget getting anything from CISCO working first time :(
Since turning off updates my boot time has been reduced by over eight (8) seconds. What a shame it still takes so long after logging in before anything useful can be done.
Since turning off updates my boot time has been reduced by over eight (8) seconds. What a shame it still takes so long after logging in before anything useful can be done.

I don't want to sound condescending Bill but have you checked that all updates are scheduled for the second Tuesday in the month and you don't just have critical updates scheduled? Also do you have a lot of programmes that start up with the PC?

My desktop isn't particularly new, runs a lot things on boot and still Windows 10 fires up in under 30 seconds.

Failing that PEBKAC ;)
Since turning off updates my boot time has been reduced by over eight (8) seconds. What a shame it still takes so long after logging in before anything useful can be done.

Oh, shit. The boot up time has decreased by 8 minutes, not seconds. I haven't checked how long it takes now but it is reasonably quick. There are no programs that start automatically with the exception of AVG but I think that indexing may be on. What does concern me is when are Micro$oft going to start charging an annual licence fee.

If I were you I'd ditch that pronto, Some how I'm the de facto IT support for my village after I fixed one person's from the pub's laptop.

In so many cases where people's computers were misbehaving it was down to bloated/out dated anti virus software.

I usually uninstall the offending programmes and in Win 10's case, configure Windows defender. You can find it by clicking on the search icon in your task bar and typing "defender" I have never had a problem with a virus or malware since using it.

Just for context, I currently have 4 machines running Windows, 2 Linux boxes, a hackintosh, a cobbled together server, several raspberry pi, an android laptop and a commodor 64 ;)
And where would you be without the Commodore 64?



There was a great bug on some early versions of Elite. Go to the shop. Buy a passenger cabin, take on a passenger, go back to the shop and try selling the cabin. It will come up with a message saying you can't do that because you have a passenger. On some versions of the game it gave you the money for it any way.

I kept getting bored playing Elite, would take off from a planet, fire my weapons and then try and out run the police. Oh, and docking with a space station was next to impossible.
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