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Old 07-29-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Eek. The last time the Windows 10 install shut off the computer (it does this several times during installation), it never came back on.

Panic.

Then I took out the battery (it was a laptop), held the on button down for 2 minutes. Reinstalled battery.

All is right with the world.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Gettysburg, PA
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Users were afraid of this and it has come to pass. New Windows 10 updates cannot be turned off, and users are reporting computer failures because of it.

Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems

Windows is such garbage. It would really be nice if Linux was popular. Oh, I forgot--it works. That means it won't be popular because only stupid crap that doesn't work half the time is popular. Putting out a new version of something that wasn't great but tolerable--and the new version sucks and breaks things. Sounds like Windows.

Rant over.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Windows is such garbage. It would really be nice if Linux was popular. Oh, I forgot--it works. That means it won't be popular because only stupid crap that doesn't work half the time is popular. Putting out a new version of something that wasn't great but tolerable--and the new version sucks and breaks things. Sounds like Windows.

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without going through any hoops at all, no scripts, no adjustments... get linux to run every game on steam.
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Old 07-29-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I forgot today was the day until I saw this thread. It hasn't started. The little icon says it's still "validating" my PC.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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That is not an option in Windows 10.
I am on 8 and shut it off and says waiting to DL 10 so I will let CD report back before DL
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Users were afraid of this and it has come to pass. New Windows 10 updates cannot be turned off, and users are reporting computer failures because of it.

Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems
ugh! Thanks for the heads-up, OP. I need to replace a dead Mac, so I was leaning toward a more affordable PC, but.....maybe not.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Unfortunately, on my desk top the icon disappeared a couple of weeks ago.

I'm an orphan!
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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Windows 10 is going to make billions for Microsoft. The problems that you hear about aren't much about anything, every time there is a version upgrade you hear this stuff. It really sucks for the person that is happens to but in the end, everything goes back to them making money and everyone else jumping in to see what they can get too.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I downloaded and installed windows 10 today and have already rolled back to windows 7. It was really easy to rollback which is the best thing I can say about windows 10. After I installed it the computer locked up constantly. Windows 10 didn't work on my computer.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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without going through any hoops at all, no scripts, no adjustments... get linux to run every game on steam.
I will jump through hoops and even do a little dance if it meant I could game on linux. Problem is, even with said hoops not all games will work, so I am stuck in the window looking out and thinking what might have been.

Side note, as an nvidia user (the cards that the updates are throwing a fit with,) microshaft can kiss my rear end if they think I am going to download 10 yet until these issues are completely resolved.
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