You're just being argumentative. I have had a situation where I found a corrupted file (an extremely large video file), and subsequently backed up all but 5 files on my PC successfully. Blue screens are more obvious signs of a potential filesystem problem,
Making a larger point, most regulars on this site have very little love for Microsoft. Yet on this story, there are dozens of comments about how the updates aren't that bad, that they can't possibly harm data, etc etc. It's disgusting to see so many shills trying to muddy the waters of this discussion, including you. Perhaps you should spend your time programming a non-shitty OS instead of astroturfing here.
Yes, I'm arguing with your contention that you can safely wait for signs that your hard drive is failing before you make a back up -- I've had this same argument many times with friends and family that wanted me to magically retrieve some important file from their dead hard drive... yet none of them wanted to pay the $500+ that a data recovery service wanted to attempt a (non-guaranteed) recovery. The time to make a backup is now, not when you think your hard drive is failing.
It's disgusting to see so many shills trying to muddy the waters of this discussion, including you.
No need to make this into a partisan "You're either with us or against us" issue -- I never argued that the forced (or deceptive) upgrade was a good thing, I was just pointing out that if your hard drive fails during an operating system upgrade, it was due to fail soon anyway.
Perhaps you should spend your time programming a non-shitty OS instead of astroturfing here.
This is one of the worst things to come out of the current political environment - it's becoming nearly impossible to have any sort of polite discourse with anyone that disagrees with you because the conversation soon degrades into namecalling, proclamations of "This is fake news!", or partisan "If you don't agree with me, then you're my enemy".