Windows 10: Microsoft's Windows 10 update strategy is showing strains?

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  1.    24 Nov 2017 #21

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Software can not damage hardware, maybe true.
    But clearly old hardware can damage New Software..
    So then are we to purchase a New PC every time MS releases a Build that will not work on your existing machine? The FCU will not work properly on mine and as long as my PC will turn on I will use it. If I have to I will go back to using Linux.
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  2.    24 Nov 2017 #22

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    So then are we to purchase a New PC every time MS releases a Build that will not work on your existing machine? The FCU will not work properly on mine and as long as my PC will turn on I will use it. If I have to I will go back to using Linux.
    That's a very good question and should be asked to MS about their forced updates. IMHO all updates except security updates should be optional.
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  3.    24 Nov 2017 #23

    Just lucky, I guess? My two desktop PC's are old in the tooth but no problems on either running with the stock Windows update supplied drivers. Not trying to dismiss anybody's concerns, just posting my experience so far. It is an issue, not sure how its going to work. I guess you just stay on the last build that works with your hardware until it reaches end of support. Then decide if your going to upgrade your hardware or switch operating systems. Or hope updated drivers eventually show up?
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  4.    24 Nov 2017 #24

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I guess you just stay on the last build that works with your hardware until it reaches end of support.
    That is the whole point though isn't it. Already older Windows 10 builds are out of support and don't get security updates.

    Windows XP/7 guaranteed you 10 or more years (both were 13 years before end of mainline support I think but I'm not sure).

    Windows 10 you only get 18 months unless you have LTSB which you can't buy as a home use.

    18 months isn't long.
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  5.    24 Nov 2017 #25

    I wonder how a user is supposed to know their hardware/drivers has reached the end of the road with windows 10? Will it keep offering the next feature update but continually fail to install? Will a user be sitting there wondering why the latest feature update is out but windows update is not offering it but all the while wondering if it is going to come through windows update at the most inconvenient time
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  6.    24 Nov 2017 #26

    lx07 said: View Post
    That is the whole point though isn't it. Already older Windows 10 builds are out of support and don't get security updates.

    Windows XP/7 guaranteed you 10 or more years (both were 13 years before end of mainline support I think but I'm not sure).

    Windows 10 you only get 18 months unless you have LTSB which you can't buy as a home use.

    18 months isn't long.
    I agree, I don't know the answer though? It's all changed with the continuous build upgrades. When is it not Windows 10 anymore? I've been expecting the "10" to disappear at some point, and it to be just be called "Windows". You knew where you stood in the past, not so much now though?
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  7.    24 Nov 2017 #27

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I wonder how a user is supposed to know their hardware/drivers has reached the end of the road with windows 10? Will it keep offering the next feature update but continually fail to install? Will a user be sitting there wondering why the latest feature update is out but windows update is not offering it but all the while wondering if it is going to come through windows update at the most inconvenient time
    That's been a bone of contention. Some don't find out until they upgrade and something doesn't work anymore. And some are just left wondering why their PC won't upgrade to the next build?
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