Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Watch out for these nasty surprises - TechRepublic
You sniped me on this one, I was just going to post about this same thing. It blows my mind that with so many beta testers in the "fast ring" that Microsoft can continue to screw things up so much worse than they ever did with 7 and 8...
"Frozen computers and broken systems".
So, not worth trying to troubleshoot here, for anyone with AU (aside from the basic, common suggestions imo).
Send them off to MS to complain.
The most dangerous thing is that it breaks antivirus software, with Intel telling users of McAfee not to upgrade at all, while Avast just released an emergency patch today. Windows 10 Anniversary Update is infested with bugs | CIO
I took advantage of the free upgrade offer (getting a copy of "Pro" - a bit of a joke; even options are being taken away from that now!)
But personally I chose to install Enterprise 2015 LTSB.
Most of the offensive junk is removed already and most/all options can be set in Group Policy which isn't possible in other (non-enterprise) editions.
Once Enterprise 2016 LTSB aka RS1/Anniversary is released (and tested) I'll do a clean install.
Having Micro$haft continuously send large system changing updates/upgrades down the line is a recipe for disaster.
I'm not sure how hardware vendors will manage to keep the drivers up to date with any changes made.It'll become a nuisance for software developers too.
Likewise any system that tells me what I can/can't do is a major no-no.
When you update software there is always risk that something will break, and that's exactly what seems to be happening for some who have received the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
The most common complaint seems to be that the update causes the computer to lock-up soon after loading the desktop.
In response to the problem, Microsoft has been advising users to run Windows 10's Maintenance Troubleshooter and if that doesn't work, to perform a clean boot of the system.
Meanwhile, users are reporting the most reliable fix has been to roll back to an earlier build of Windows 10.
Sad thing is Microsoft is still pushing it out despite tons of bug reports.
It's not as though most people have the choice to upgrade or not =D
There's only the option to defer.
LTSB 2016 cleanly installed. Seems to be working great; nice and snappy.
Some subtle UI changes over the earlier 2015 (10240) release.
None of the junk included by default.
Back to Rise of the Tomb Raider with my R9 285.
I'll give that a good testing with Crimson 16.8.2 Hotfix.
Haven't had any further black screen crashes since Crimson 16.7~ or so
Still waiting on ZEN to replace my Phenom X4 955 if it delivers...
If and when I ever update to Win10 (it will definitely be after Win8.1 support ends) I also will go with the Enterprise version. I remember when Microsoft included the Pro version when they talked about deferring automatic update/installation.
You'll be better off sticking with Windows 8.1 and doing all your non gaming internet access via a secure virtual PC. Remember, Windows 10 Enterprise is a subscription based service, the cheapest of which is $7 per month.
Microsoft prices Windows 10 Enterprise subscription at $84 per user per year | ZDNet
Bit naughty but there's plenty of KMS tools out there - just sayin'...
In my search for the slimmest/fastest edition I even tried out Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry due to much the same reasons as disliking normal Windows 10 editions.
It's much the same as normal Windows 8.1 editions less the added junk.
The lack of a real start menu (classic shell?) and a few programs which simply refused to work under Windows 8.1 limited my choice to Windows 7 or 10; the former being obsolete.
Since I've picked up an R9 card I might as well gain some speed boosts from DX12 even if the games/benefits are months/years away.
I definitely recommend the Long Term Servicing Branch if stability over new features is important - just a few tweaks in Group Policy required.
I'd love to make use of virtualisation if my machine wasn't getting a bit long in the tooth. Sticking the web browser inside of Sandboxie is probably the next best compromise.
I have Win7 now...plan on waiting for the final bell..then buy a Win8.1 to get the extra few years of support. Maybe/hopefully Microsoft will have been sued enough times to change, or be forced to change it's telemetry/spying Big Brother tactics.
My biggest deal is about the mandatory updates. Data collection can be stopped for the most part, but it's the forced downloading of buggy updates which needs to be stopped for all those not in the Fast Ring.
Yup. I include that in the Big Brother category
Nah, I think it's more like Obama - They know it's broken, it's not what the people want, and they know it's going to cause more problems than it solves, yet they are going to force it on people anyway.
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