I've not had much trouble with Windows 10 - just a few USB devices needed re-installing I think. Then I had an update a few days back that came with a message saying that I had some video/audio files where the DRM's not compatible with Windows 10 so I wouldn't be able to use them anymore.
The current update has required intervention on both my wife and son's machines because it wanted more disc space.
Liz's was easy enough to do, Jonathan's is proving a right ****er to sort out. I wiped as much as I could but it still wasn't enough. So I attached an external HDD, downloaded the update onto and now the PC is bleating for an extra 1.5 gig on the HDD I can't give it!.
Yes, they're not massive HDDs but both were sold as Win10 machines last year and neither has anything silly on it or even any major picture/videos consuming disc space.
Post by Grand Moff Martin on Jan 23, 2018 6:41:03 GMT
I found a way to kill the Windows 10 Update of Doom on my laptop by letting it download and install the initial executable and then changing its permissions so that the system can't run it and initiate the Big Download of Death. (Uninstalling/deleting it doesn't work, as it just downloads and installs itself again, even with Windows Update disabled as it normally is on my laptop.) Now my laptop is quiet and well-behaved once again, except for a whimper once a day when a box pops up saying "Can't create files. Please check if you have permission to write to the installation folder." To which I take great joy in clicking the button "OK" by which I mean "Good, it's my hard drive and I have deliberately removed your permissions to prevent you from messing it up by doing something I haven't asked you to do."