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1. started the day with the win 10 taskbar at the bottom of the screen squnched down where the icons were not visible: re-booting did not change this ... could not re-size it, or change it by moving to the right, left, top, and then back to the bottom of the screen. after installing the latest win 10 patch: it is restored.
2. since about 4 win 10 patches ago, I cannot adjust the screen brightness in the usual way, or by using the Lenovo hot-keys. given my serious vision problems ... the reason i purchased this high-end laptop ... this is a real problem.
0. the notification for "optimizing" start-up times keeps appearing no matter how many times I select to permanently disable it. i reported this to MS: their response was: "sent to triage"
1. today I started a WinForm control library project, added a Component which I set to inherit from TreeView ... then, I added a WinForm app project to test the component in.
somehow, with standard debug build settings ... and no references to anything web ... within five minutes i could no longer compile: with the error message that the UserControl preview window whatever could not be loaded from some web namespace. had to rebuild a fresh solution.
no amount of fiddling withe build settings, and re-building.cleaning cycles would fix this. 2nd. tome this happened, and never happened before VS 2017.
If I could make up the various nightmares I've had, and my friends have had, I'd be writing for Hollywood
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Now I use to disable Windows Update service and only reactivate it twice or three times a year, when I know I will have time to actually install updates.
Having a Lenovo laptop, I also disable Lenovo system update; they tend to change the system management console at each update, and everytime some functionality is lost in the process... Quite upsetting.
"I'm neither for nor against, on the contrary." John Middle
Well, Glad (but not, also Sorry for you Chris), but you finally got the wrap of this! ONCE! Happens frequently world wide! Windows Update causes world wide havoc! Mainly to the little people who realise that their computer overnight stops working. They have no websites like yourself, they are being ripped off! Millions of computer repair shops, world wide! They tell customers that their computers are dead and gone, people buy a new computer, and, the 'Broken' Computer is sold down the chain, updated, for a profit to the Middle Man. The cause of this all is Inadequate Update procedures by Microsoft, in particular when it comes to OEM OS versions.
I think it is high time that a Veil is being lifted here!
It's an incredibly user-hostile system . I've started using elementary OS[^] whenever possible to avoid this sort of stuff
Surely something like a monthly update day (with reminders the day/week before) would be appropriate for everything except emergency worst-case security patches? I don't mind having to restart to install updates, I just want control over when and why my machine reboots.
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.
I turned off automatic updates long time ago after having similar experiences in past. I do only manual updates(once in a month or two).
Apart from windows, I even turned off automatic updates for other softwares. Last year CCleaner's particular update made headlines due to security issue(Hackers injected their code in build to do .....).
Also browsers. Some add-ons/plugins not compatible for new versions.
Ditto here. My main laptop at home spent a brief week running Win10, but got rolled back to 8.1 the day after MS force fed it an update. They had to turn it on from a full power off, and left if on after they were done. No more Win10 for me except for my experimental laptop.. and they're about to lose that one too.
Actually this 8.1 came with laptop by default. It's been 4+ years & everything is going on smooth & fine. If something happens, I'll go with Linux. No more plan for Windows. Right now I use 99% FREE & Opensource softwares only in my laptop.
I am a pen and paper man when it comes to making electrical or electronic designs. Unfortunately, pen and paper are no longer of use here. All design packages I can find, approach it from a Network Principle, and offer all sorts of checks and simulations. It is also a study in itself to learn how to use each of same.
I am looking for something very simple, one step up of MS Paint, preferably freeware, where I can throw up a diagram as I know it, without al those complications and steep learning curves. The Diagrams I am trying to draw are really simple!
Anyone any Idea,
Bram van Kampen
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