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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Oct 20, 2021 6:08:17 AM
Software that was great and did all it needed to just fine, until they messed it up

What it says on the tin.

(If anyone is feeling positive, we could do vice versa also.)

Moschops - 24 Oct 2021 10:11:26 (#53 of 89)

Google Music was great, (free) YouTube music is quite deliberately shite, in an effort to get you to shell out for the paid version

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Oct 2021 10:13:25 (#54 of 89)

Microsoft 'updates'.

We're going to:

Close down your laptop for an hour just when you need it!

Ensure that it takes longer to boot up...

...and everything runs more slowly!

We've removed some functionality you found useful...

...and added some utter mince you'll never use.

IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTIES - tough. And I'm the richest man in the world: MWAHAHAHA!

bossab2 - 24 Oct 2021 11:31:44 (#55 of 89)

Close down your laptop for an hour just when you need it!


tasselhoff - 24 Oct 2021 11:32:59 (#56 of 89)

I thought Win 10 allowed you to control when it installed stuff.

spartak - 24 Oct 2021 11:35:23 (#57 of 89)

WHY in Teams can’t I delete old call records?

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Oct 2021 12:00:50 (#58 of 89)

I do try to delay updates but sometimes it just seems to go ahead and do it.

Resistance, as the yanks in CPST say, is fyootle.

levelgaze - 24 Oct 2021 12:03:47 (#59 of 89)

This was a major problem in Universities at the beginning of this academic year - colleagues returning to campus after 12 months working online, switching on their office PCs to prepare for first classes, and Updates rising like the Zombie Army of the Dead to wreak havoc.

thePiMan - 25 Oct 2021 15:23:33 (#60 of 89)

The problem with Windows updates on laptops happening just as people are trying to do something is that most people don't have the laptop on unless they're wanting to do something.

TheExcession - 25 Oct 2021 15:31:13 (#61 of 89)

If you go into Settings->Windows Updates->Advanced Options there's a option 'Restart this device as soon as possible when a restart is required to apply an update'. Set this to 'off'.

You'll have to do it eventually, but it'll be next time you restart. MS took away some control from users regarding when to apply updates, because many didn't apply them at all, leading to millions of unpatched machines worldwide with security vulnerabilities (or just so out of date that other things wouldn't work).

Look the bright side: it reduces the chances of a repeat of that time you had to clean a virus off your aunt's machine when it had Windows XP Service Pack 1 and IE6.

spartak - 25 Oct 2021 15:35:42 (#62 of 89)

Is there a way to get rid of the the bloody ribbon and go back to toolbars and drop down options?

TheExcession - 25 Oct 2021 15:38:33 (#63 of 89)


supadjg - 25 Oct 2021 14:51:14 (#64 of 89)

You can go old, old, old school with this:

Have not tried it myself though

tasselhoff - 25 Oct 2021 16:01:57 (#65 of 89)


TauCeti - 25 Oct 2021 15:14:47 (#66 of 89)

I'm using that; slightly annoying that it saves automatically with and .odf extension, unrecognized by some sites so have to save 'em as .doc Same for GIMP image editor which is worse, as I have to export files as JPG to be recognized. ah well.

supadjg - 25 Oct 2021 15:15:11 (#67 of 89)

Here's another I haven't tried, but looks more useful than the first

tasselhoff - 25 Oct 2021 16:15:43 (#68 of 89)

I always save as docx, for the corporate bods who get a bit sniffy about these things.

TauCeti - 25 Oct 2021 15:28:43 (#69 of 89)

I've noticed.

tasselhoff - 25 Oct 2021 16:30:22 (#70 of 89)

Sparanoia sets in

Gotout - 25 Oct 2021 16:42:45 (#71 of 89)

I thought Win 10 allowed you to control when it installed stuff.

Isn't that only in the Pro version?

tasselhoff - 25 Oct 2021 16:47:46 (#72 of 89)

Oops, possibly. You Home users will get what you're given.

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