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Just some food for thought.
With what appears to be a constant stream of issues with windows pushing out updates that break OH SO MANY peoples computers, and some blame aimed out Microsoft reducing it's internal testers for end testers.
The thought part is: how much of this is more to do with the ease of collecting data points of where updates are failing compared to 5 or 10+ years ago, followed by the dissemination of those issues?
Cause vs Effect
possible false positives.
The level of issues that windows updates might have been high previously. With a newer OS update process, windows might include more robust logging capability then previouse versions, which only ends up highlighting problems which where not collected before.
Almost all the evidence that I've had about buggy Windows 10 is anecdotal; I really do not know if it is buggier than earlier version, or whether the bugs are simply better publicized.
I must admit that I've never had any serious problems with Windows 10 - neither on the computers we have at home nor on my work computer. OTOH, I do know people who aren't as lucky; at least one person I know had his computer trashed by a bad update. At least he had a recent backup of his stuff...
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I never had problems with drivers after an update until windows 10.
I never had problems with auto-changed configuration after an update until Android and Windows 10
Beyond that... I have not had big problems as described by others with lost data or similar (yet)
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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I don't have issues with Windows 10 *bugs*. I have issues with Windows 10 update procedures by design. I'll cite two "features" that should be filed under "Oh $hit, that was dumb":
- forced reboots. Eventually Microsoft relented on this.
- default update of drivers. Seemed like a good idea, but every laptop manufacturer typically
has their own custom set. Why in God's good name would you default to "give them what we have"
when in fact, drivers are the single weakest link in the Windows OS?
Of course, you go to MS media events, and they'll double down on their bad decisions. No, Windows 10 update issues are not anecdotal. My wife had a perfectly functioning laptop until MS pushed out their mandatory OS update. It's never been the same.
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