* Posts by Herkybird

6 posts • joined 29 Nov 2012

Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze


Ha, some anniversary I had. Yes SSD, rendered my machine unrecoverable. Wasted 6 hours with different levels of support. All making special promises of "don't worry we have a fix for this "... "YES MICROSOFT YOUR FIX IS EASY...SPEND 50 HOURS DOWNLOADING THE WINDOWS 10 ISO (on an optic fibre connection), THEN DO A CLEAN INSTALL AND LOSE ALL YOUR DATA...

Imagine if I hadn't the experience to make sure my drive is backed up before letting Microsoft updates lose on my machine (if you get the choice). Business could have been totalled.

Then to add insult to injury, everytime I was passed to another support agent they ended the chat with "Have a nice day sir" I was pretty much having the worse day I have had since Windows 2.1 updates.

Then the icing on the cake was the last top level support guy said in a dreary depressing voice "I am sorry sir you have used up all our resources, you will need to install a fresh installation. The bonus was they said early on "Oh, we are not going to charge you gor this 6 hour call"

Well all I can say is if you are contemplating a Windows machine, MAKE SURE you instantly purchase a backup program like Acronis...

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg


Hey...stop peeing up my trouser leg...


I cannot quite see it...I think it says "You qualify for a Windows 10 upgrade"...

'The Apprentice' is a load of old codswallop, says biz prof


I never realised the program was about business ethics, but simply an entertaining comedy on how to overcome small man syndrome.

CRINGE! Home Office wants to know whether your boss BEATS YOU


HaHa, perhaps there should be a new comedy series on the BBC. "Public Sector"...obviously the Public Sector cutbacks are insufficient if this is all they can come up with. How about questionaires on reducing childbirth rates, that might be more constructive.

'Brit Bill Gates' defends his honour in open letter to HP board


Re: 'Brit Bill Gates'

HP...."Due Diligence""....Mmmmm....Carly Fiorina....


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