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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 23:18 
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We have 8 active (I have 3 laptops, my wife 2, my 3 sons, 1 each). However, I have about a dozen old Pcs with various versions of Windows (from Windows 95 to windows 8) in the loft.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 
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Malc wrote:
We have 8 active (I have 3 laptops, my wife 2, my 3 sons, 1 each). However, I have about a dozen old Pcs with various versions of Windows (from Windows 95 to windows 8) in the loft.


That seems a fair way to describe Windows 8.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:20 
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I'm on version 1803 of Windows 10 and haven't had the free disk space to install 1809 until tonight. It took a couple of shots at it and failed both times (without any useful feedback as to why of course) and now it's literally just given up entirely. Windows Update says I'm totally up to date at 1803 and that's that. So, fuck knows what'll happen now?


It'll probably have a punt at it at some random time in the future.

We have five Windows 10 machines in the house - (plus my personal work laptop which makes six) - and they all seem to decide arbitrarily what updates they need and what constitutes being 'up to date', although I guess that's partly because Microsoft's backend is trying to work out which bit of their shitty code will kill any of them stone dead at any given time.

Off the top of my head we've got three at 1803 and three at 1809, they all say they are 'up to date'.

I've given up trying to control Windows 10, it's a rolling shitshow that'd be funny if it weren't so serious. We also still have two Windows 7 machines in the house, they're a dream by comparison.


Just for the sake of not having to care about it any more, I found a wee Microsoft app that runs the update install as a standalone thing and got it onto my machine with no hassle. This thing here in fact:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/hel ... -assistant

The Start Menu has been rearranged a bit (but, thankfully, still suggests installed applications as the first result when searching so my use of it will remains exactly the same) and now the background of opened folders is black instead of white which is a bit jarring (and will probably be changeable I'd imagine). Aside from that nothing seemed different in the few minutes I spent with it.


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