Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
<<   <   Page 4 / 6   >   >>
jastroff
50%
50%
jastroff,
User Rank: Ninja
11/26/2015 | 11:21:48 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
>> Did you get the "update" on Win7 to push Win10 on you that keeps pestering you to download it?

Ah ha -- thanks for reminding me to check my updates options. For some reason, the bit was flipped to let MSFT control it. I took back control as much as I could, but, they are pushing the WIn 10 upgrade regardless. If we don't allow it, they will evenrtually just push it all down to your machine without asking. They've done that in the past for security stuff.
larryloeb
50%
50%
larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2015 | 8:39:28 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
Do you mean the one that will auto-update whether you want to or not?

Snort.
larryloeb
50%
50%
larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2015 | 8:38:05 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
Silicon Valley has always been under pressure to "ship it". The suits demand a ship date, and the developers must get it out the door or get fired.

A lot fo times, testing in real world situations is an afterthought. It's been like that for a long time.
larryloeb
50%
50%
larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2015 | 8:35:41 AM
Re: Downgrading
Geeeeeez. Why not do like Paris Airport and do Win 3.11 all the way?

Me, I think XP will never die.
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2015 | 12:12:29 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
@jastroff: Did you get the "update" on Win7 to push Win10 on you that keeps pestering you to download it?
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2015 | 12:11:30 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
The way the market is is that there is always such a major rush to release without making sure the software is reasonably bug-free.

Free-market capitalism is great, but this is the price we pay...
Joe Stanganelli
100%
0%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Author
11/26/2015 | 12:10:09 AM
Downgrading
I think it's particularly telling that companies like Dell and Intel are advising their customers to downgrade from Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 8!

As for me?  I miss Windows for Workgroups 3.11.
Daryl Ullman at Emerset
50%
50%
Daryl Ullman at Emerset,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/25/2015 | 11:54:44 PM
MS Updates
Microsoft appears to be experimenting with update practices.  Hopefully, some will work better than others (sort of like versions of Windows).
larryloeb
50%
50%
larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
11/25/2015 | 11:22:26 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
While there are plenty of problems with Apple, Windows is worse. Always has been.

It's like Android and iOS. One has more machines using it; but Apple gives a better experience.

Yes, you pay for it. So what?
jastroff
50%
50%
jastroff,
User Rank: Ninja
11/25/2015 | 10:35:39 AM
Re: Upgrades: When We Microsoft Get This Down ?
re: Upgrades.

Each night for the last 3 weeks I see that 2 upgrades are being sent to my WIn 7 machine. I had no idea of what they were, or why they were. Finally, I got someone at the upgrade center at MSFT on the phone, and he tells me it's the Win 10 upgrade stuff. They are downloading it  -- I didn't ask for it, but here it is.

Wow -- how long will this last? ABout 2 weeks or so. Really? and they didn't tell their users they were doing this? How silly of them

He asked me if I wanted to upgrade NOW, and I said no thanks. No thanks ever.

MSFT doesn't get the idea of customer service in the least, or keeping the customer informed of what they are planning which will impact your computer. 

Almost makes me want to defect to Apple.
<<   <   Page 4 / 6   >   >>


2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Slideshows
10 Top Cloud Computing Startups
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  8/3/2020
Commentary
Adding Fuel to the MSP vs. In-house IT Debate
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,  8/6/2020
Commentary
How Enterprises Can Adopt Video Game Cloud Strategy
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/28/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Enterprise Automation: Do More with Less
In this IT Trend Report, we highlight the benefits of automation and the various tools as enterprises navigate turbulent times, try to do more with less, keep their operations running, and stay on track with digital modernizations.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll