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Submission + - How do stop Windows 10 from upgrading to the Anniversary edition 1607? 2

MindPrison writes: Dear Slashdot, I desperately need your help. Im a 3D artist who have recently invested in HTC Vive (Virtual Reality) and a very expensive computer to run it all smoothly, this little box of mine cost me a total of 3500$ and the entire setup is now threatened by Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade 1607 that essentially breaks Vive support and freezes the HDM display randomly.

Ive been on MS support forums for a long time begging for help, but the help I get is the usual scripted answers like scan your harddisk for corrupted files, update your drivers etc. All of that has of course been done. 100s of people are having this new freeze issue already, but MS is in denial about it. I reverted to the previous version of Windows 10 — and everything worked perfectly again.

But just 1 day later, Windows asks me if I want to upgrade to 1607 today or wait 5 days. I have searched high and low on how to postpone that MUCH longer than 5 days, I dont want to have weeks without VR that works again, Im desperate, what do I do? Any suggestions? My Windows is Swedish so it can be pretty hard to find the same configurations. Any help appreciated!

Submission + - How do you plan for your ultimate geek retirement? 4

MindPrison writes: Let's face it. We're not getting any younger, and I was thinking here the other day, I've been working forever with computers — and although I make a pretty decent living, I'm a wage slave like most of you. The pension doesn't cut it as I'm a bit of an international citizen that moves between the different countries, and investments seem unsafe these days. Banks doesn't pay much interest, so what is a Geek to do? Invest in gold? Hide my money under the mattress? Buy land?

So I ask you, the Slashdot audience, what do you do to ensure a rock solid Geek retirement?

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