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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

Turned on my computer this morning and HP have jumped on their bandwagon and have just downloaded an update. Then microsoft needed all my account details to let me back in. My pin number was not recognised when all the updates had finished and they also required a password (it's a good job I'd remembered it) it would still not let me in and stated that a code had been sent to my email address.

I was hoping for a nice relaxing morning eating my porridge and surfing the forum...
Instead, I had to start up my old netbook to access my email account while my breakfast was going cold......

Enough is enough......No more updates for me, and anything with HP on it in the programmes will be deleted......
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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

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Apparently there are 400 million machines, out there, using W10..
Some say more:

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/wi...illion-in-2020

March 08, 2019

Windows 10 is now on 800 million devices – should hit a billion in 2020

Windows 10 is edging ever closer towards the magic billion mark, with news emerging that the operating system has now been installed on over 800 million devices globally.

That’s according to Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Modern Life and Devices Group at Microsoft, who announced the milestone on Twitter.
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15-08-2019, 10:55 AM
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Mature People don't like change Bruce, and they don't want to be buggering about with their computer all the time. It's a tool and microsoft shouldn't keep messing around with it. If the software needs constant tinkering about with it's not fit for purpose and should be taken off the market and only put back on the market when it's finished....
My bold.

Sorry OGF, but must disagree.

I believe that the "messing about" is done by all sorts of folk who are either trying to get a new package to run in this huge marketplace, by writing apps or drivers, games, etc.,, to run on Windows, or by all of those bandits who are hell bent on getting into your bank account and stealing all your money.

To try to combat all this, the manufacturer must have, in place, a feedback system so that breaches can be spotted and understood.

As a result all the info flows back and fixes are being written PDQ.

Some manufacturers hide that info. MS doesn't seem to do so.
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15-08-2019, 11:52 AM
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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

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My bold.

Sorry OGF, but must disagree.

I believe that the "messing about" is done by all sorts of folk who are either trying to get a new package to run in this huge marketplace, by writing apps or drivers, games, etc.,, to run on Windows, or by all of those bandits who are hell bent on getting into your bank account and stealing all your money.

To try to combat all this, the manufacturer must have, in place, a feedback system so that breaches can be spotted and understood.

As a result all the info flows back and fixes are being written PDQ.

Some manufacturers hide that info. MS doesn't seem to do so.
For some Ted, it's not their hobby, it's just a tool to socialise with other subscribers, purchase items, do their banking and other useful stuff that society these days insists that we do online...

It appears to me that forcing us - and we are being bullied into using the internet for our everyday needs, when just about every company or institution, government or otherwise, require an email address in order to converse - and it's just not secure...In fact it has more holes in it than the Titanic!

By using the internet for our personal pleasure and business we are leaving ourselves wide open to the scoundrels of this world, providing them with so many levels of entry that did not exist when dealing with cash in the hand. Electronic money (cards) has also led to the massive amount of debt that exists these days when you (or some lowlife) can spend money that you do not have.

So we trust ourselves and our information to the likes of microsoft who sell us software that is not fit for purpose without having to constantly tinker with it, and after you buy the stuff it's not even yours! We have all sold our souls to an American company and they could close us down and make life very difficult whenever they wish....I hate what this world has become....
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15-08-2019, 02:59 PM
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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

I would recommend Linux Mint again OGF but it may not help with what you feel is wrong with software ..and the World. Even Linux has its frequent updates. At least they wouldn't be Microsoft ones though.

There is no perfect software or solution for everyone unfortunately.
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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

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I would recommend Linux Mint again OGF but it may not help with what you feel is wrong with software ..and the World. Even Linux has its frequent updates. At least they wouldn't be Microsoft ones though.

There is no perfect software or solution for everyone unfortunately.
Sorry Mart, I was just getting my knickers in a twist cos my porridge was cold.....
It is infuriating though when you just want to peruse the forum while having my breakfast.....(
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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

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Sorry Mart, I was just getting my knickers in a twist cos my porridge was cold.....
It is infuriating though when you just want to peruse the forum while having my breakfast.....(
Thoroughly understandable.
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Re: Windows 10 is driving me nuts!

Good news I suppose to some.

No more security up dates.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...anuary-14-2020
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