that's your problem right there. We've rolled out over a dozen 1809 PCs last month and upgraded some others. But they are all corporate PCs with no Store apps installed and the Store disabled...
Windows 10 1809 continued its sinister seep from beneath the basement door last month as usage crested the 20 per cent mark. This is according to ad slingers AdDuplex, though the figures have to be taken with a pinch of salt since, as the outfit cheerfully admits, the data hailed from around 5,000 Windows Store apps running …
You can, but if all of the software that is required comes in a pre-installed image, there is no need for the Store.
We use the Windows Deployment Tool to install new PCs with Windows 10 and all the corporate applications the user needs / has been authorized to use. None of those are available in the Store anyway.
So... pay 200% markup just for the privilege of not getting malware shoved down our throats, or we disable the "functionality" outright for free.
Hmm... decisions decisions.
You know a product is a failure when the only real selling point to their super expensive version is, "You get control back."
I'd rather use Apple. At least that way, only my wallet is getting f__ked over instead of my wallet, my time, my energy, and my sanity.
I can't see it.
As things stand now there's no automatic method to "skip" a feature update., You have to apply one then the other, if using either windows update or WSUS.
I believe you can do it manually.
So, nope, I can't see these users being able to do much apart from two giant updates/reboots in the correct sequence. That's what machines do now if some sort of issue prevents them from getting the feature updates, you just have 2 to do,
Looks like 1903 might be delayed anyway (no surprise there) given what ZDNet are saying here today:
Operating Systems present users access to the hardware on which the OS resides. That's all it should be, nothing more. Then the user then has the freedom to run / install applications that interact with the hardware. (i.e. spreadsheet on the monitor, spread sheet using floating point calculations on a CPU).
Windows has grown to a bloated piece of crap and this update model just doesn't work well.
It's like the United States Federal Government. At it's constitutional core, I am to be protected from foreign aggression and have the freedom to prosper. In its current iteration, The United States Federal Government is there just to impede my pursuit of liberty and happiness.
So I can draw parallels with Windows :-)
I have 9 laptops and desktops in a little home network. Hobby stuff. Movie servers, backup servers, email, etc.--sandboxes. They are all Windows 7 and all humming along. Due to the impending 2020 abandonment/betrayal/departure of Win 7, I decided to bite the bullet and do an in-place upgrade to two machines. The two least valuable--from a content standpoint. It was not pretty. Lots of stuff didn't work. (I use VNC to pop around to all the machines from one place. Worked like a charm on Win 7 but with WIn 10, I got blank screens, freezes, and more. Days of research to fix that.) One of the machines repeatedly froze very early in the boot and only multiple power button restarts would bring it back. Looked at the critical errors in the logs and fixed something that didn't fixed anything. More research, and I'm still not sure if it's fixed and what fixed it. I use a screen recorder to record live stream sessions and it doesn't work with the laptop cover closed. (I know the settings are all correct...) More days of research and I finally bought VGA emulator dongles to fool the machines into thinking there was a 2nd display attached. The USB wireless dongle needed to be uninstalled and SW and drivers reinstalled to stop it from messing up. There's more. The point is, I now feel I could have done a clean install of almost ANY Linux distro, learned Linux, and solved all the problems in about the same time. I swear to god I don't know what a "civilian" does when they want to do this. Oh wait, yes, they just buy a new PC. I feel that Microsoft really really sucks. Oh and BTW, IMHO, there is NOTHING better about Windows 10. Nothing better. Some things were needlessly changed, and some things are absolutely worse.
I feel your pain.
I am obliged to update notebooks and workstations here for myself and family members and the last rounds were nightmares that took days of my time. Windows 8, 8.1 (nein?) and 10 have been disasters.
The last system we bought here was an Apple Macbook and likely the next system will also be an Apple. Microsoft has been downright hostile for years, but lately is has been making our machines unusable.
Machines that are not used on a daily basis spend most of their time running Microsoft updates of one kind or another. Microsoft literally uses most of the capacity of those machines, sometimes rendering them unusable for many hours.
Civilians have no hope of doing this stuff on their own and market rates for professional help can quickly exceed the cost of simply replacing the device.
I have a feeling that the reason Microsoft is not seeing much more vigorous push-back is because people are switching to their phones for many tasks.
But yet 1809 managed to install itself on my brother's computer on a crap DSL connection in the Catskills, on a machine that had the Windows Update service outright *DISABLED* in the control panel. Fortunately it actually *WORKED* (one of the rare occurrences) since it's a 90 minute drive for me to get to the machine if MSW10 barfed.
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