for anyone who believes MS will eventually get W10 right, I have the ocean front property in AZ for you.
They are developing an income stream OS. They want your money for every option you would like - like games.
They will eventually drive me to Linux, I am sure. Every update is another aggravation.
Here are few things that are a must do with the anniversary update for windows 10 to persist running smoothly as used to :
1- Try clearing update cache location prior to update , use the following batch :
if command returns any unsuccessful events then restart and try again, if fails persist do note that the update will fail any way as you have a corrupted updates cache which happens more often than you expect.Code:
2-Re install all your drivers after update , even if checking them out return latest , the update does exactly what a fresh installation do and reinstall mircosoft copy of drivers which is 99% of the time more worse than any copy you have.
3-Do a Disk Cleanup and remove the gigs stored for you to uninstall the anniversary update , anniversary update is here to stay , you can't fight it for long , it makes things worse.
4-When every thing is stable but slightly slow do a disable / re-enable to system restore function to clear older blahs , mind you the option becomes out of sync of actual status after update and disable / enable reworks it (a hint : disabling it despite being risky makes everything go faster than you expect)
5-Do an optimize and defragment drive , the drive after update is usually all clustered which renders it slow as a snail , a defrag despite taking heap of time restores it to expected behavior.
shobhitk, excellent, thanks for letting us know
Upgrades have always had potential issues. However, it boils down to "did you do it right" or "didn't you do it right". Most of us know to do a clean install after any major upgrade. No reason not to, to be honest.
Microsoft has not figured out how to do upgrade-in-place cleanly, and there probably is no way to do it cleanly for a huge number computers out there. The problem is not that Microsoft can't make it a clean upgrade; the problem is that Microsoft forces people to go through it whether it is a clean process or not.
the sad fact is there are so many peripherals, devices, addons, enhancements and whatnot, with more released all the time. microsoft just cannot reasonably be expected to keep up. they cant test compatibility for everything to 100% reliability, not even on their own tech. bugs, anomolous performing systems, something's going to inevitably slip through. in the end, all users are essentially beta testers. just my 10 cents. take it for what its worth, form your own opinions.
I would also disagree with you on the second point which you have raised ie. the 'Did you do it right' thing.
Windows by its nature has been designed to be extremely user friendly. It has been designed, keeping in mind NOT the coding gurus or IT pros. but those simple people who would just want to use it for their everyday surfing such as checking mail, watching some video or maybe reading the latest news on the internet.
Nothing more is to be done (read: should not be required to be done), by the user than just clicking the 'Update' button. This is not a space station launch procedure!
I therefore fail to understand the 'Did you do it right' philosophy. On the contrary this question needs to be asked to MS, 'Did you do it right?'