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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2018, 19:37:53 »
I prefer Windows 10 to Apple IOS and prefer Edge to other browsers but that's because they keep improving it with each Windows update.  :D
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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2018, 08:44:08 »
I prefer Windows 10 to Apple IOS and prefer Edge to other browsers but that's because they keep improving it with each Windows update.  :D
Amazing I didn't know they had iOS on desktops I thought it was macOS  ;)

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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2018, 17:26:09 »
Amazing I didn't know they had iOS on desktops I thought it was macOS  ;)
yep it is:-but it is possible to own/use both a pc and iphone and compare them

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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2018, 21:25:05 »
To my shame both my wife and I own iPads but I prefer Windows 10 on my desktop.

Her iPad is switched on every night but my desktop is turned on 1st thing in the morning and turned off when I go to bed.  ::)
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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2018, 20:33:52 »
One of my two laptops running W10 Home Edition (x64) - the newer one, is in the constant cycle of update downloads which all stall at 99% install. Have followed all the advice I can find on the web without success. It's  eating up my hard drive with twelve attempts at downloads to date, otherwise I can ignore it. I've tried waiting for several weeks but MS really are trying my patience.

I'm convinced they do it to force you to buy a licence, their "free" upgrades are nothing but.

I've finally resorted to some xml code from a dubious site which offers to get rid of Windows automatic Updates for ever, out of desperation. Will see how it goes. A hobsons choice between b*ggering the os and throwing the hardware in the bin! Current suspicion is falling on the Radeon display software where I foolishly accepted an update which won't complete and they offer no option to revert. So looks like a choice between an os and a screen display. Brilliant.

Long live the Vista PC on which I'm writing this (and still do most things). It's nice, simple; and seems immortal, tempting fate. MS just seem to want to make life so hard and complicated, it becomes impossible, but I suppose keeps the political masters happy - their First Commandment being that you can get away with anything in the name of security- and it all makes work for you lot!
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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2018, 17:17:10 »
have you just gone into windows/software distribution and deleted everything in the downloads folder in there,that usually works?
also if you got to control panel and go into troubleshooting then click on view all,there is a long list of helps/and fixits that pop up
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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2018, 17:44:38 »
have you just gone into windows/software distribution and deleted everything in the downloads folder in there,that usually works?
also if you got to control panel and go into troubleshooting then click on view all,there is a long list of helps/and fixits that pop up

yep, followed both without making any difference over the several weeks I had this problem. The issue I think is that I took the free "Home" upgrade from w8 originally, so i don't even have the option to defer the automatic upgrade as the option is ineffective. I'm not encouraged to buy a full w10 with all the hassle, even at the discount now available. But the good news is that so far, over a couple of days, the script to disable windows updates seems to be working, though (it may be academic) I'm not sure about the way to re-enable them if Microsoft ever sort their act out (probably equally unlikely). As far as I can see plenty of others have this problem, and no one has yet found a solution that appears to work for everyone, even disconnecting the peripherals or a clean reinstall. MS support sound as bewildered as the rest of us and have gone very quiet on those of us with continuing problems once we reach the end of their troubleshooting script.

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Re: Aarrgh! Spring Updates threatened for Windows 10
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2018, 18:04:11 »
you don't need to buy a full version you can download a copy of the version you have installed and do a full reinstall of it for no charge
go to settings/update and recovery/more recovery options,you will be given the option to start fresh with a new install


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