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My old Win7 installation has been crying for years now. I never activated it. As far as I can tell, I'm being punished by being denied access to updates, not allowing a desktop background image and shaming me (yawn) by writing 'unregistered' into the corners of the desktop.
This way I was spared from Win8, Win10 or any other junk. When Win7 finally outlives its usefulness one day, I will kiss Mickeysoft goodbye.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Yes, faced the same problem. I think it was update 1803 that required 5 more GB of space on the C: drive which was on 28 GB. How can Microsoft Windows require so much space????? Of course they have crap on their like Mail, which takes a lot of space, that you cannot delete. The Microsoft Windows and Office teams are really bad.
If the purpose is to avoid installing updates all the time, those who recommend Linux have clearly not spent a lot of time with it.
If I was to compare the total bandwidth used for updates in a month by a single Linux system with a single Windows system - Linux is the biggest hog, by far.
This is one of my VM hosts I have here at home. This one has nothing but Linux guests:
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
PS C:\Users\administrator> (get-vm).count
I like to tinker with Linux. I have a number of versions of CentOS, Debian, Elementary, Fedora, Korora, Linux Lite, Mageia, Manjaro, Mint, OpenSUSE, Oracle Linux, RHEL, SLES, SolydXK, Ubuntu, ZorinOS and a few lesser-known distributions.
I can say with confidence they're all bandwidth hogs when it comes to updates.
I needed an algorithm for generating the combinations of a list, in 2, 3, and 4 element quantities, so I google - and it throws up a question on SlackExchange which points to an article here: Permutations, Combinations, and Variations using C# Generics[^]
Which may have been written in 2008, but slotted right in (as a C# DLL project) and worked right out of the box. Nice one!
That's a half day to a day saved in three lines of code ... bonus!
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
Definitely a sign of CodeProject's community mental health !
«... 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