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Comment How about forced upgrades! (Score 1, Troll) 197 197

I just did 2 new Windows 8.1 images and ran WIndows update. It keeps forcing 10 shitware on me! I tried creating and cancelling a reservation and it still tries to open WIndows update automatically to install.

No matter what everytime I reboot WIndows update keeps popping up trying to install Windows 10 automatically.

I guess if you imaged a PC before July 24th you were fine. UGH.

Comment Buggy as hell. No rush (Score 1) 161 161

Do not bother upgrading folks if what you have works fine unless you have a pyschotic episode with the flat look of 8.1 and can't find classic start.

There are many many bugs. Items do not fill in properly in menus. Adhock wifi not available, disjointed tiles in TV and music, Edge crashing, Edge having no extensions, poor battery life on the surface pro 3, One drive not having placeholders, Grove not having select all on playlists, .NET 4.6 JIT tail bug where arguments get scrambled, and many many others in just the first few days reported

This reminds me 0f XP. Yes, XP pre - SP1. XP was not considered God by users and IT departments in 2001. It was buggy and had compatibility and network probloems before SP1 and SP 2 was where it finally got somewhat solid.

Windows 10 has an unfinished and baked feel. It won't touch my systems until Redstone update 1 something later this fall ... or maybe next summer as I see it more as just hittting beta now as MS rushed this.

Comment Re: The joys of youth (Score 1) 147 147

that was part of vista, and server 2008 when they declared automated testing was bettet. So no we suffer, because apparently all the hard work that went into 2003 wasnt worth it.

2012 is a joke of a server.

Funny. On server 2012 R2 I can reverse AD schema deletions, go powershell only and or turn GUI on or off, use desired state configuration powershell templates, use DCs as VMs, and many many almost countless things I can't do on server 2k3.

Is it really true you need a 1990s modem plugged into a 2k3 server just to turn VPN on and then unplug the modem before it is ready??

Comment Re:The joys of youth (Score 1) 147 147

If you're a dev, you shouldn't be chasing versions. Find a stable version, stick with it through your project. SE already has enough of that "stuff changing out from under me" feel without adding to the issue.

This mindset is why I still have to support companies that refuse to migrate from IE8. Thanks.

There are currently 2 common mindsets.

1) find a stable version and prevent yourself from ever getting anything better and any upgrade is sure to break tons of stuff


2) upgrade versions every time a new one comes out so you get the benefits of incremental improvements, sure stuff breaks, but the next patch will fix it in a matter of days/weeks

On April 8th 2014 the joyful day of XP/IE6 death, which should be considered an international holiday, I think a lot of companies realized that the days of use a "Stable version" for decades is over/no longer realistic.

Now I am not saying "just start upgrading everything always" because the worst thing you can do is try to step out in front of the subway car of continuous integration/continuous improvement after letting a project mature on "stick with the stable version" mentality; but I am saying... the half-assed "stable version" meets patch tuesday bullshit that microsoft is doing will continue to bite you and everybody else in the ass until that entire tech stack stops doing that crap and starts doing the continuous integration thing for real. Chrome does it, every app on your phone tries to do it, "cloud" products do it (that is one of the reasons execs love "cloud").

Microsoft might as well be mailing floppies for how broken and relevant their process is.

Speak for yourself! I can't consider learning HTML 5 until 2020 when 7 goes EOL as too many of the users have standardized on IE 8 HTML throughout the whole decade. I have 2 apps we support which are IE 6 only and can't be upgraded and not our call to upgrade it( client owned)

Comment Re: NVidea's problem, not Microsoft's (Score 1) 316 316

For those in the IT field we are used to leaving our systemd vulnerable due to a patch breaking production many many times as sad as that sentence is.

My coworker refuses to run update at all saying HP knows their shit more than MS so do not trust them etc. He had a virus of course and I laughed. But it makes us resistant to change.

Comment Re:NVidea's problem, not Microsoft's (Score 1) 316 316

Why should someone pay uo to $160 to make their computer run as advertised? A system today is only worth $450 new and $160 premium for a non AD joined computer is STUPID.

We use phones and they do not have these problems. No wonder people are switching to tablets. They just work. Sorry MS needs to rehire their QA they laid off (that is right no QA team just usage scenarios from the agile developers with stories)and need to make their product work as advertised. I thought a WHQL certified driver needed testing?

THe drivers need more testing before being put out on the open.

Comment Re:That didn't take long (Score 1) 316 316

Not having updates is suicide if you check your bank account or pay bills online! Damned if you do damned if you don't. I only had one problem luckily since Vista with an update.

MS needs to rehire their QA team they fired back before they certify a WHQL for update.

Comment Both nvida and ATI suck (Score 1, Informative) 316 316

And FYI they install automatically too on 7 and 8.1.

I only use the drivers from Windows update as the ones from ATI or NVidia are always buggy. Sounds like a bad time to fire the QA team and only focus on usage scenarios and feedback.

I personally will avoid 10 until redstone or the update after comes out ..,. and will use the professional edition.

Comment Re:How about this... (Score 1) 184 184

Until your client is furious and wants to fire you because his grandma using IE 8 on XP can't view your videos on her internets.

Or the marketing department sends you the video file made in Adobe products which are h.265 for the website whose tools can't export to vp9.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun