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You realize they are not adding anything new, barely fixing anything unless really broken (nothing significant in the last year plus), but reports say they are adding tracking (a la win 10 we own you), and rumored as possibly screwing up a few other things that could make life a little harder down the road.
Really, if you're on Win 7 and have important stuff on your machine and no intention to upgrade anytime soon, updates should be off ("inform but don't download" at the very most - but even that's a joke because they're saying less and less about what the updates are each itteration.)
As-is, Win-7 is super stable and secure (still far more s & s than win 10), unless a killer hole is found even installing benign updates is actually a far greater risk than not updating.
Sin tack ear lol
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I wonder if that's not going to happen sooner or later. I'm sure we do have laws against installing software for more or less shady purposes without the computer owner's permission. Personally I don't care from whom the spyware and malware comes. I also don't care about their intentions or wether or not it's bad. My computer is part of my home or my business. Nobody just walks in uninvited, feels right at home and starts telling me how we are going to do things.
If they at least came personally, I could handle this Texas style.
"Hello! We are from Mickeysoft and have come to take care of your computer!"
"Oh! Do you happen to know what 7.62×51[^] is?"
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
Well, if you had made a Macrium (ie like Ghost) of the hard disk you could just pout it back. ie NEVER trust Windows updates/rollback.
As for your bug, boot off a USB stick/CD into any OS, Hieransa boot CD has an XP on it, Ubuntu on a USB stick, etc, and get the crash file (either memory.dmp in the system or a minidump file in the minidump dir, and debug the crashh to find out which driver is the cause. Hopefully you can rescue the situation, but it looks a bit grim.
just remember there are people who are at this very moment getting paid to put indicators on BMWs
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Don't feel too bad. I read the replies to your question and still don't know what they are talking. However, I have already lost interest, so I will just assume it is a turn signal even though that does not make me get the point of the original post.
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Speaking of cars, in the U.S., General Motors used to have a place called the Jobs Bank, before their bankruptcy. Back then, GM had much more capacity than demand; so entire shifts of people who had nothing to do would go to work at the Jobs Bank. I have heard of numbers in the 5000+ range. I believe all they were doing was sitting around and playing cards and watching TV. GM was not allowed to lay them off, because of union contracts.