Every few weeks Microsoft waste days of my life, WHY?


  1. Posts : 68
    Windows 10
       #1

    Every few weeks Microsoft waste days of my life, WHY?


    Just so sickening.

    All day had a "feature" update stuck at 93% with CPU maxing out at 100% on some plugins migration task for hours. Twice it tells me I have to reboot despite still at 93% and after eventually rebooting telling me about some silly new features that I don't care about. Then it turns out the update failed and it wants to try it all over again and again.

    Also got another error for an Edge update that keeps failing with 0x80240009. I've never used Edge and never will.

    Every time you google an error, you get 100's of thousands of hits going back 10 years or more and Microsoft just tell people to TRY long winded procedures that the poster says does not work and then the thread ends without solution.

    Do they just want everyone to give on Windows and move on?
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    Boulder said:

    Do they just want everyone to give on Windows and move on?
    If not a rhetorical question, then, no, I don't think so.

    To the contrary, "they" want to strengthen Microsoft hegemony across the planet. It's all quite diabolical, considering your alternatives are Linux, Apple, or an abacus. It's working quite well, steady as you go, glide path intact.
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  3. Posts : 2,816
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #3

    @Boulder, I assure that your experience is not what everyone experiences.

    In my case, I have machines ranging from 10 years old to less than a year old and I keep upgrading with practically no problems at all.

    In your case, since your configuration sounds prone to difficulties, you might consider some of the following:

    1) Defer feature and quality updates. See this tutorial:

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10

    2) When or if you do finally install a feature or quality update, create a backup just prior to doing so so that you can easily revert back if you should need to do so. See this article for steps to doing this using Macrium Reflect. NOTE: Macrium Reflect offers a free version which is highly regarded by many in this forum.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    3) Consider allowing some time before installation of new feature updates to allow newly discovered issues to be ironed out. Along with this strategy, you might consider reviewing Microsoft's known and resolved issues dashboard for Windows to see if there are any obvious issues that might impact you. You can find that information here:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...indows-10-2004

    I hope that this at least gives you some ideas that may help you with future updates.
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  4. Posts : 509
    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 21H1 bld. 19043.1620
       #4

    Boulder: pretty difficult to answer/assist with your problem with zero hardware and software descriptions in your system specs. Given the lack of information, I can only suggest pausing all updates for some time and stay on your current version. I am extremely wary of v.2004 and WU says my system is not ready for it yet. Having been forced onto v.1909 unsuccessfully twice, I have paused my system’s WU until Oct. 2020. I find time spent watching the trials and tribulations of v.2004 for now better spent than trying to force v.2004 onto my system.
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  5. Posts : 12,486
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    I also have several Desktops and Notebooks with Win10, a couple of Home, several Pro, most x64, one x86, no major problems and only a few minor issues, usually with software. I got my first computer in '92, retired in late '94 then got a part-time job in a computer store. After a couple of months was full time then started building computers, been working on them since. Because I have clients that are much less experienced I keep my computers uncustomized, need to see what they see and be able to discuss it, maybe that's part of why I don't have many of the problems being posted about.
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  6. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #6

    jamis said:
    Boulder: pretty difficult to answer/assist with your problem with zero hardware and software descriptions in your system specs. Given the lack of information, I can only suggest pausing all updates for some time and stay on your current version. I am extremely wary of v.2004 and WU says my system is not ready for it yet. Having been forced onto v.1909 unsuccessfully twice, I have paused my system’s WU until Oct. 2020. I find time spent watching the trials and tribulations of v.2004 for now better spent than trying to force v.2004 onto my system.
    Ditto on that. Just stay on the current version if it's supported and working. Upgrade if or when you get problems with the installed build.

    That's my approach and it does save many hours over many days sorting out configurations and tweaks that need to be applied.
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  7. Posts : 7,130
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    Why? Because Microsoft considers early adopters to be beta testers (guinea pigs) at zero cost since Microsoft can't be bothered to invest in effective software quality assurance
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  8. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #8

    Hi,
    Yeah I gave up on 10 home version ms indeed does what it want first and ties up all resources until it's finally done then I can do my 10 minute chore lol
    No thanks
    If you're on 10 home I'd at least go to ebay and buy a cheap 10 pro license
    Then at least you can have more control options.

    Updates wise I'd try windows update mini tool so you can switch to manual and update went it's convenient to you
    Also you can at least see these failing updates like edge and hide the sucker
    Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks
    You should look into why these updates are failing
    Good post here to try especially this part

    1) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    2) sfc /scannow
    3) dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth
    4) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    5) sfc /scannow
    Windows Update 2004 - Error 0xe06d7363
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  9. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #9

    Boulder said:
    Just so sickening.
    Every time you google an error, you get 100's of thousands of hits going back 10 years or more and Microsoft just tell people to TRY long winded procedures that the poster says does not work and then the thread ends without solution.
    You stumbled upon good forums, wait until you find forms where there is no solution in thread, after some time of inactivity moderators will mark the thread as "Solved" and even choose a random answer as "Accepted" even though the answer didn't help the person who asked the question, nor does it help to anyone who visits the thread.

    You guess who owns (serves) such forums or Q/A sites

    EDIT:
    oh btw, the random chosen "answer" is then duplicated and given different color so that it covers your entry screen!
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  10. Posts : 12,486
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #10

    Also please keep in mind that no 2 of us have exactly the same equipment as any others, makes it virtually impossible to fully vet any programming before release. Back in '95 when I worked in a computer store/shop I would build computers that were the same until they went out the door, same for the OEM/Brands today with off-the-shelf machines.
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