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Offline GillE

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Help! Windows Upgrade
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:44 »
The latest Windows 10 upgrade appears to have reformatted my computer's hard drive. I've lost everything!  Does anyone know how I can get it back?
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 12:38 »
Panic over.  A hard reset sorted it all out.

Phew!
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 14:18 »
Heart beats again...   ;D
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 14:48 »
For me the windows updates are worse than the viruses and malware they're supposed to help prevent.
I've never known one that made the OS run more smoothly either.

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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 17:19 »
The most recent one wiped Office from my laptop but they must have issued a patch a few days later as it reappeared.   ::)
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 16:30 »
Is it just me? The new update does not come out until Tuesday.  :dunno:
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 17:11 »
Correct Den.  But it will only stop your computer working for half an hour.   ::)  This is supposed to be progress. 
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 18:28 »
I don't use Windows 10, but surely there has to be a registry hack to stop these viruses err I mean updates from installing?

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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2018, 19:51 »
You can delay them, but then they just build up, a bit like constipation.  There are other similarities too.   :devil:
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2018, 20:39 »
I'd forgotten about the Tuesday upgrade  :-\ . I think I'll be using my Mint laptop until the weekend and keeping an eye open for news about when it's safe to use Windows once more.
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 08:44 »
Why all this fuss again about updates by Microsoft? If they did not update every one would complain.

Apple have had over 15 updates this year but thats ok. I think it's to their credit that Microsoft update on the same day each month and let you know in advance when any major updates are due.  :dunno:
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 09:12 »
It would appear that some of us have suffered adverse effects after updates whereas others have not.  Over the years, Iíve learnt to be wary and wait to see if updates require a patch.  Itís much better than risking the loss of data.
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 09:43 »
I had a problem on one of the major updates (Edge would not run) and used it as a chance to upgrade to a SSD.

I have friends that have never used Windows 10 but rubbish it all the while.  :dunno:
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 10:06 »
I'm quite happy to use Windows 10 although I don't trust it.  It's very reliable on the whole and you can use software of a quality that just isn't available for linux.  My trust issues stem from trouble after upgrades with previous versions of Windows - it's almost as if I'm waiting for Windows 10 to let me down!  Furthermore, I have privacy issues;  Cortana makes me very edgy (so I don't have a microphone attached to my PC) and I wonder what a company that can produce that sort of software has my computer running surreptitiously under the hood.
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Re: Help! Windows Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018, 10:22 »
I don't trust Alexa or Siri either so obviously I have Cortana turned off (No microphone as I don't use Skype either).  ;D
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