Re: Are there any insiders with a working Lumia left to test Windows 10 Mobile.
I'm working with Windows 10 insider, think I don't know all the methods to install Updates.
...Great until you get the list of updates that you can't slipstream, such as this one:
How about Microsoft forget new features, and actually fix the existing elephant in the room 'Windows Update' - how about continually improving the 'Dumb' Windows Update experience, instead of keeping things time warped in 1995.
Selective Manual Windows Updates are a nightmare, either way.
You need to Re-Select 'Check Updates' after each install/reboot to actually get all selected updates to install successfully.
Each 'Check Updates' takes 25 minutes, somtimes 30.
So if you install a single Update, which you need to do, for the Nvidia driver (because there are often two in the list, need to select older first) to start with, you then need to reboot, and recheck Updates, and wait a further 25 minutes, its so dumb. Windows Update doesn't realise its just installed a single update, it rechecks everything, every file - taking forever.
You're best to install Important Updates first, then the optional ones.
A test run install shows you which updates fail, so you have to do a second install, deselecting these, imaging up the system (using Linux based tools), once the successful updates are done/installed.
Yep, you can do the other way, but you end up with an install log full of failed updates, which never looks good.
Out of the box, Windows Update is just a shit user experience, for manual updates. That's how hard it is to achieve a working Version of Windows 7 with an install log showing only 'successful' in terms of updates, no fails.