In places with good public transportation (e.g., Europe), you don't need to drive - you can get around pretty damn effectively with just public transportation.
Americans seem to think that. True if you are in a big city like Berlin or Paris... Anything else... not so much.
(This is from memory, so, might vary a bit)
It now switches to the processes tab, and all services associated with that svchost.exe will be highlighted. You can bet that "wuasrv.exe" (Windows Update Service) will be amongst the ones selected.
Another way to see whether it's Windows Update, is go to the services control panel and stop the Windows Update service. If the CPU usage goes to normal, your Windows Update is messed up. I have given up trying to fix it, and just set the Windows Update service to "disabled" now.
My main OS is Linux any way, so for the really occasional use of Windows, I can live with an unpatched version. This is -of course- unacceptable for people who use it as a main OS.
as long as the motherboard manufacturer has Win 7 drivers
Often the generic stuff works just fine. In the case of Ryzen on 7 (or XP), I'd just expect to see a few warnings in the device manager. Sure, some stuff might not work (integrated USB 3.x controllers, and stuff like that)... Obviously I'd need to try, but I doubt it won't "work at all".
Regardless... It is not clear whether those chips won't work at all or just will not deliver all functionality (power management, automatic overclocking, etc...). Newer Intel chips also are only supported on Windows 10, but they're still x86-64 chips, so it should run x86-64 code. I doubt Windows 7 will plainly refuse to run on any of these chips.
Windows 7 is EOL in three years. While I personally think it's one of the best systems made by Microsoft (and I'm a full time Linux user), it's doomed, just like XP was doomed. (Oh, and Vista is EOL next month.... Nobody is sad to see that bastard die, except of course for those people who will now be forced to buy a new machine. Like my neighbours: their machine did what it needed to do, but I expect them to come ring at my door somewhere during April.)
I am price conscious and I did the same with disks. No problem whatsoever.
Sorry, it's just really a bad argument.
However, wouldn't that reflect in odd behaviour in all electronics? That would stand out, no?
Unless your wife doesn't let you touch her machine, you have not much of an excuse.
I had similar issues, except I stopped buying SSD after too many failures on totally different machines. Several Kingston, several Patriot, several Trancend, one Mushkin. Sure, none of the highly praised Samsungs. This was - of course - over 5 years ago, so I suspect they really had issues by being too new. Early adopter tax. I fell for it again. It put me off from SSDs for a long time. It's not that I lost any data, but the time lost was significant.
Only in November last year, I've gave them a try again. I got myself a Crucial MX300 275G which had excellent capacity/price ratio back then (something like 75EUR). I decided to give it a hard time and do LUKS full disk encryption. Since I had no problem with it, I decided to upgrade another laptop but the prices had soared significantly. Decided for a 128GB AData SU800. It also will be full disk encrypted. Installed it yesterday, can't say how reliable it is.
Neither of these machine will hold any significant data, because all SSD failures I had in the past were basically "sudden refusal to work at all". One day they worked, the other day: dead.
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