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Old 12-01-2017, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Originally Posted by phetaroi View Post
I'm no computer expert, but I do okay. I have a different theory about what's "wrong" with Windows, and it's not really Windows.

We have dozens of companies manufacturing computers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._manufacturers

And then we have dozens more companies making some part or another that those computer manufacturing companies buy an incorporate into the computers they're manufacturing.

Some of the computers manufactured are cheap little junk, some are truly huge and complex. Many others are somewhere in the middle.

And yet we expect one product to work seamlessly on literally hundreds of different machines and hundreds of different things we attach to those machines from almost countless manufacturers of both hardware and software.

Maybe we expect too much from Windows.

A few months ago I had one little problem with my dishwasher. There was no "universal" part that would replace the malfunctioning part. It had to be a part manufactured specifically for that company's machine and that particular model. First they send the wrong part. Then they sent another wrong part.

Nothing works as universally as Windows...and frankly, I'm surprised how well it does work.

Just my 2 cents.
I agree.

I have a moderately expensive Lenovo pc that has AMD innards and it is known that the Creators update causes problems with the AMD components.

I have had "words" with Microsoft and AMD both but neither one can offer a fix for my display problems that come after the update!

What is strange is ... after the update and my display is again destroyed, I can go and remove the display driver, reboot and Microsoft automatically loads a correctly working display driver!

The strange part?

Within 30 seconds, Windows automatically installs the crappy, messed up driver over the working one!

No, the working driver is no longer able to be reached from the rollback feature in the Device Manager.
(It's just no longer there)

I have tried a hundred ways to stop the auto driver update but nothing works.
And no, none of the so-called 'update tools' out on the web work either!
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I just got a notice on my Windows 10 computer that there's an upcoming update with new apps and what sounds like just razz-a-ma-tax, and doesn't really give the option not to do it, just wanted to know when I wanted to do it. Sounds like a big one, too, since they said it would take awhile.

Is there any way not to get this thing? (I hit the "snooze" choice which was the only one that didn't say either "get it now" or "tell me when you want it.")
It takes an hour.

You get Files on Demand, if you're using OneDrive. For me that was worth it. So it uses Artificial Intelligence to figure out which files OneDrive should keep on your hard drive and which files it should keep on the cloud, based on how often you access the files in OneDrive. Most people that use OneDrive will want this because you no longer have to decide what to sync and what to backup. Anyone with a smaller 32 GB solid state drive that uses OneDrive will want this.
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