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As if restarts after Windows updates didn't already need heavy praying to make sure it actually reboots.  And now I'm probably turning off my Update since I'm running an AMD.

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I just got the "Fall" Creators update, which didn't give me the prompts to delay restarting or updating like any other non-Creators update. When that update rolled out last yet, it took an hour. An hour on an SSD. At times it just looked like it was frozen. So I went and did some laundry hoping my computer wasn't fucked. When I just got the update a couple weeks ago it went faster, but I have PTSD from the last time. 

I think Microsoft hit a homerun with Windows 10. Everything else has been shit.

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Yeah. I've had to rebuild 4 friends' and my Mother's comps from zero because they didn't know better and didn't realize that it was an update reboot and tried to reload during an update.  It's not fun.  On the plus side, my wife watching me curse and blow a day on the process got her to just sit and wait when she say an update hitting, so I got that going for me.

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That creators update hijacked my pc for 3 hours last month doin' a chkdsk on an old ass 2 tb external drive.  JESUS.

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28 minutes ago, assfax said:

That creators update hijacked my pc for 3 hours last month doin' a chkdsk on an old ass 2 tb external drive.  JESUS.

Windows 10 updates are completely out of hand in terms of size and time. Easily the worst thing about the OS.

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3 hours sounds like what another friend went through. He said he just went to bed and crossed his fingers that it would be done in the morning.

It was done, but then after he booted up he got that "Hey, we just updated your PC, here's what we did, but first, we're going to finish the update and that may take awhile." That lasted forever.

I was about to say that I got lucky this last time around, that it was like last year's update, but that's not really true. I forgot that at times Windows Update would use up something around 70% of my CPU. I would be playing Dota, which doesn't use that much of my CPU, and the thing would turn into a slide show. There's no reason the installation of the update or any patch should take up that much of the CPU. At least I was able to boot my computer when it was done.

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My guideline is this: If installing the update to the OS takes longer to install than installing the actual OS, you need to start over and Work More Gooder.

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Sorry to pull this thread up, but apparently Spectre and Meltdown were just the beginning:

https://thehackernews.com/2018/05/intel-spectre-vulnerability.html

This basically means that for the time being cloud computing in theory should be toast. When I read about this last Thursday my first thought was that I could make some money out of this by shorting shares of the biggest cloud computing providers (Amazon, Microsoft and Google) but then I realized that (a) 99.99% (or more) of investors won't realize what Spectre NG could mean and (b) no companies using said cloud services have an interest in this getting a huge topic as it would also fuck their business.

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With how hard *everyone* is pushing toward one appliance with VM's these days (cost savings within Data Center environments), yeah, this is gonna be pretty damn spectacular.

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On 5/26/2018 at 3:37 PM, Lamp, broken circa 1988 said:

hey hi how're you doing why don't you take a few minutes today and like grab a book and reboot your router

I saw an article about this today. I'll have to definitely do that tonight or tomorrow.

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Oddly, there was a power outage in my area after I initially read Lamp's post, for something like 40 minutes. I think that reset mine. I'm gonna pretend it reset mine.

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On 5/26/2018 at 4:37 PM, Lamp, broken circa 1988 said:

hey hi how're you doing why don't you take a few minutes today and like grab a book and reboot your router

As soon as I saw your post I rebooted it, thanks for the heads up.

Shit, at this point I might as well keep the thing unplugged when we're not in the house.

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