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Microsoft at it again even worse

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Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

That is why I use Linux.
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

You got that right.  The lack of update control in W10 is the main sticking point for a lot of people not wanting to upgrade.  I've read their "reasons" for it, but it's a joke.  And, of course, it turns us all into guinea pigs.  What's going to happen when, as has happened in the past, they release an update that screws a bunch of systems up to the point that they won't start?  Instead of being thousands, it could be millions, or tens of millions, or even more.  It's REALLY stupid.  I feel bad for anyone with W10 that doesn't have a system image backup. 


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

A system image only saves the BS so when you restore it reappears.  System image isn't worth a darn if you do not update it, and if you do you pass the BS onto the image.  I'll stick with Linux Mint it works and I am in control. 
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

The system image will save you if you happen to get one of those bad updates that screw your system up.  When it's happened in the past, it happened to a small number of people before it was caught and rectified my Microsoft.  With this instant update nonsense with W10, it will affect a LOT more people, all at once.  A system image could save you from this. 



AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

A system image is what your system is at the instant the image is made.

I wii have as a rule, three generatiobs of images, per hard drive, per OS so as to not overwrite a good image with a possable infected/corrupted image.
That approach can be automated.
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

I keep two, but it's a great thing to have.  Can save you from hours of headaches, and with these release on the fly updates, I can see it happening. 

AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

Again I say, buy a used Mac with OS X, can be done for under $200. And you won't have to put up with "Windoz". My Airport Extreme router set itself up in a minute, and has run trouble free for years. Besides, no "A/V" required. Tap the space bar to "Wake it up", and in seconds be reading your emails. My PC's went in the trash years ago, "Good Riddance"!
 My 5/50gb plan has always been enough. When we used F/B we always ran out and had to buy tokens with the largest plan.
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Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

Or keep your PC and download a Free Linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu been using Mint for close to three years no problems that couldn't be solved with a little research.  Like you said no A/V needed and with WINE a bunch of Windows programs will run.  However all the software you may need is most likely in the Software Manager for free.

I do stay far away from Fakebook myself also.  I had the 5/50 but now have 10/50 the Granddaughter is staying with us now so I needed more.  Even if you go over everything works fairly well except Video.
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

When we used F/B we always ran out and had to buy tokens with the largest plan.
Did you not know about how to turn off auto video play? 

AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Microsoft at it again even worse

Gwalk,

Your post got me thinking, and I now have space for three generations of images for each of my three computers.  It took a bit of calculation, as my external HDD has a capacity of only 750Gb, but with the partitions ranging from 60GB to 80GB, I was able to fit them all, with a little room left over.  It seemed a better idea to have three instead of two for each system, as I can be safer by always having one that is two to three months old, rather than one to two months old (I image once a month on average).  I also have an extra internal HDD in my desktop where I keep images, as well.   

Thanks for the inadvertent advice.  LOL.   


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit