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I agree with you 100%.
I'm having update issues with Windows 7 on a home laptop and the VM I previously mentioned.
The home laptop is forcing me to upgrade to Win10, which I am trying to do, but it fails every time from every Microsoft provided way of upgrading even though they say it will work fine.
The VM is now finally completely updated but one .NET framework update (4.5.1 to 4.6.1) fails consistently.
Why do we use Microsoft OS at all? The updates are now so pernicious at this point it is as if you really do not own the hardware at all. Microsoft will tell you what you will run on your machine.
Note the operating system, and the time of the last recorded update (I get security updates from another source).
The "Onedrive for Business" thing was installed just after 3pm yesterday.
Installed without my requesting it, and without my permission (and with win 8, they still need explicit permission).
What do you call something that you neither want nor request, but that is installed on your computer stealthily by another program you have previously installed, with the objective of making money out of you?
How many more lines is MS going to cross?
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
What do you call something that you neither want nor request
Very interesting and quite terrible.
In the update section on my home laptop it shows "Upgrade to Windows 10 Now" even though it shows that I have a bunch of important updates. I can't tell if running the update will run the upgrade to win10 or install the security updates.
It's all just crazy.
Even though they are microsoft I don't understand why they think they can just take over your hardware this way -- installing things you didn't ask for and causing your computer to fail due to updates.
Earlier Today I used a bit of tech that is missing from most modern PC's...the floppy drive!... I must admit with today's machines and the Wacky Wide Web pretty much all of the things you could need are on the web. I needed a file that was an old Word Perfect document I had typed when the earth was hot (well early 90's) the copy I had backed up on CD failed.
The worst part was trying to find the floppy and then the USB floppy disc drive. I feel like Indiana Jones!