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Microsoft update funnies

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I have Windows 7, which is no longer "supported".

However the update function roused from its eternal slumber to inform me that Microsoft Edge is available and recommended for my system.

No I say. :)
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Windows 10 is the only Windows I have used that has never crashed


Not even once


I sometimes forget I am using Windows
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Do you still get the "malicious software removal tool"?

And will you stick with 7 in saecula saeculorum?
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After a recent update to Windows, something weird happened to my machine. It started by alternating between a "rapid beep" failure and freezing at the "preparing repair" screen. Specifically, every other boot. After I did some recovery work on it, now it alternates between freezing at the windows logo and successfully booting. Again consistently, every other time.

I am just living with it for now. A buddy of mine who repairs computers freelance suggests the "nuke from orbit" of making backups, doing a wipe install, and starting over. But that's a lot of trouble that I'll probably get to eventually. For now it's just annoying.
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Have you tried reinstalling from an ISO while keeping files & installed software? It takes quite some time but is hassle-free. (Of course, as an old hand, you'll back up first.)
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I did something that said it was a reinstall that kept files & installed software. That's how I got it from two varieties of nonfunctional to working half the time.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Witness wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:09 am Do you still get the "malicious software removal tool"?

And will you stick with 7 in saecula saeculorum?
1) Yes but not lately.

2) Windows 7 for the life of this particular computer.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:56 pm 2) Windows 7 for the life of this particular computer.
Do you maintain a collection of vintage PCs with their original OSes? :P
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Witness wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:56 pm 2) Windows 7 for the life of this particular computer.
Do you maintain a collection of vintage PCs with their original OSes? :P
No.

But I do have a collection of vintage browsers. 8)
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gnome wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:07 am I did something that said it was a reinstall that kept files & installed software. That's how I got it from two varieties of nonfunctional to working half the time.
A kind of progress, isn't it? :P

And the usual mumbo-jumbo with sfc /scannow, dism.exe and starting in safe mode didn't help, I suppose?

If all fails head to Sysnative. They'll have you download a diagnostic tool and will guide you from there. Very helpful people, but don't expect an immediate answer.
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Did most of that. Now what is dism.exe though?
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gnome wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:33 am Did most of that. Now what is dism.exe though?
Run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth in an admin command prompt.

I do it once a month, preceded by SFC /scannow. (Mostly to avoid possible problems with updates.)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:48 pm
However the update function roused from its eternal slumber to inform me that Microsoft Edge is available and recommended for my system.
What an ass.