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I am no longer a member of the Windows Update team. I haven't worked on wuauserv in a few years. But I might be able to see what's going on if you use the Get-WindowsUpdateLog[^] cmdlet to dump the ETW logs. If it's failing there should be an error code.
Also... you can avoid Windows Update entirely by using the 'Media Creation Tool[^]' which almost never fails. Just tell the installer to 'Keep my Files'.
VirtualBox FTW. On my I7 laptop, it's about the same as if I was running Windows as the primary OS. (I get the same performance on my desktop (Win7 in a VM on Linux).
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
That thing seems to hate my USB ports. I'm running it under linux as the host OS and every once in awhile it will allow me to capture a USB port so my windows VM can use it, but usually when i try, it captures, but when the OS tries to use it, whatever device the USB is virtualizing (like MIDI ports for example) end up "in use"
Every three times I wave a dead chicken over it, it works.
I'm hoping i have better luck with VMware, but for other reasons I'm done running linux as a primary OS.
Is Parallels a hypervisor? Sorry I'm confused. I was considering trying VMWare's hypervisor on the machine i'm getting soon. If it is, I'd love to know, because I want to know as much as I can about other people's experiences using them.
Something is amiss. I run W10 on parallels. I have it on an external SSD, using USB 3.0 or thunderbolt. My MacBook is some 5 years old. Performance isn't like it is on my Linux workstation but is very usable. Mouse is smooth. Maybe you aren't holding your mouth right.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.
I had a real 'Oh Crap!' moment earlier. My local SSMS window where I had just dropped/restored a backup from the production server (clipboard access over RDP is awesome) had gotten parked right in the middle of the production server RDP window.
For a few seconds, I second-guessed myself and thought 'What the did I just do?' then moved the floating SSMS window back to the other screen and had a good laugh!
I started 3 hours early this morning to finish a feature that was asked for yesterday so my head obviously needs a rest. For me, coding while tired/burned out, is just asking for trouble. I'm starting my weekend a few hours early before I really break something!
"Go forth into the source" - Neal Morse
"Hope is contagious"
My other favorite "why isn't the website working" is when I take a screenshot and paste it into Paint for some highlighting later on, and then try and click on the buttons or other controls on the Paint window instead of the actual browser tab.
Ironically, just yesterday I saw one of my coworkers do the same thing!
Well, at least you didn't take her to a meat processing plant!
Makes me think of Roald Dahl's short story, "Pig" (not to be confused with his poem of the same title! I am referring to the short story from the "Kiss, kiss" collection).
The short story has actually earned an entry in Wikipedia (Pig[^]), but anyone who has read Roald Dahl short stories know very well that a "Plot summary" has next to zero value compared to the text itself. (Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned the Wikipedia entry at all ...)
Before introducing Herself to a bottle of high class wine: Read Roald Dahl's "Taste". I think that story is the pinnacle of Roald Dahl's sophistication in gradually building up an intense tension - and his masterly composed final surprise (which, as all Roald Dahl lovers know, is his most prominent hallmark). "Taste" is actually available online, at Taste - Roald Dahl (short story no. 32)[^]. For those who do not know his writing style, this is a very good place to start!
Am I alone in being confused? That linked-to 'Taste' story seems to have some serious flaws - I saw the twist coming, but couldn't fathom out the disparity - anyone else reading it will surely see my reasons for confusion. Does anyone have a link to a more reliable version?
Problem is that new PCs are almost not doable with Win 7 anymore due to the absence of drivers for the new hardware.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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