Windows 10: Is it just me, or is Windows update the biggest virus in the world? Solved

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  1. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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       20 Jan 2018 #11

    It's not just you.
    Those people blaming you should know better.

    A quick check of the TenForums index shows many threads about Windows Update issues (especially 1709).
    If you check the official MS forums you'll also see many complaints.

    Until early last year I only experienced minor annoyances that were easily fixed (using fixes posted in this forum).
    Since then, I've started experiencing constant problems with my W10 Home laptop.
    All normal updates (except Defender) take two attempts to install (i.e. the first attempt always fails).

    Even my W10 Pro VM has started having issues (the 1703 Upgrade destroyed the graphics driver).

    The 1709 Upgrade won't successfully install in either of them, despite multiple attempts (which include applying various MS fixes).

    W10 has the worst version of Windows Update that I've ever used used (compared to W8, W7 Vista & XP).
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  2.    20 Jan 2018 #12

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    It's not just you.
    Those people blaming you should know better.

    A quick check of the TenForums index shows many threads about Windows Update issues (especially 1709).
    If you check the official MS forums you'll also see many complaints.

    Until early last year I only experienced minor annoyances that were easily fixed (using fixes posted in this forum).
    Since then, I've started experiencing constant problems with my W10 Home laptop.
    All normal updates (except Defender) take two attempts to install (i.e. the first attempt always fails).

    Even my W10 Pro VM has started having issues (the 1703 Upgrade destroyed the graphics driver).

    The 1709 Upgrade won't successfully install in either of them, despite multiple attempts (which include applying various MS fixes).

    W10 has the worst version of Windows Update that I've ever used used (compared to W8, W7 Vista & XP).
    Do think it might be best to just not do updates anymore? That's what I'm planning on doing. I know they're supposed to be for security purposes, but it seems that Microsoft's version of keeping computers safe is to keep them from being used. The idea of getting an update only to have to fix all the resulting problems until the next update seems to defeat the whole intended purpose.
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  3.    20 Jan 2018 #13

    Delly10 said:
    I know they're supposed to be for security purposes, but it seems that Microsoft's version of keeping computers safe is to keep them from being used. The idea of getting an update only to have to fix all the resulting problems until the next update seems to defeat the whole intended purpose.
    Good points, well made. I think it's important to remember that most members are here because they're often more technically savvy than most. I dread friends and relatives who contact me with 'My Windows 10 <insert description> isn't working/I've lost my internet connection/ it used to work but it's stopped.', etc. when I know they don't know enough to fiddle with the things. As you said, they're literally just trying to use it.

    If only I had a quid for every 'I hate Windows 10, I wish I could go back to <whatever the previous version was>' comment that I hear. IMO Microsoft are totally unaware how much distaste, even hatred, Windows 10 is building up.

    I'll be the first to admit that I've disabled Windows Updates on my own Win 10 devices and am now a regular reader of AskWoody's MS-DEFCON advisories to find out when it's safe again. It really shouldn't be like this.
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  4. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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       23 Jan 2018 #14

    Delly10 said: View Post
    I know they're supposed to be for security purposes, but it seems that Microsoft's version of keeping computers safe is to keep them from being used.
    MS says, "There's nothing safer than a brick!"
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  5.    23 Jan 2018 #15

    Yesterday I finally had some time to do some research on my issue, it turns out that a small software called virtual floppy disk was causing the issue. Another small and handy software that I had to remove and probably can't ever use again. So my advice is if you have a legacy software you rarely use, it's better to install it only when you need it and after you're done with it uninstall it immediately and reinstall it when you need it again.
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