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re: I really don’t see the update thing as a big deal. It’s occasional and you can control it these days.

Jason: Proper hibernating never triggers updates. I've delayed updates by months and months by hibernating repeatedly. And as Tim says, the controls for updates have improved a lot since the first couple of windows 10 releases.

I also have a windows desktop with a NVME SSD. Haven't seen any slowdown in the last 18 months of use. Certainly nothing on the order of minutes. In my experience such slow downs are usually caused by specific apps that are not well developed, often consuming excess resources on system startup. Things like proprietary scanner/printer/camera software are often the culprit.

I get you've seen bad things, but please be open to the fact that it's also possible to have a good experience with Windows too!

...as Tim says, the controls for updates have improved a lot since the first couple of windows 10 releases.

Well, at least they've fixed it, apparently. As of a year ago, it was still a problem.

I also have a windows desktop with a NVME SSD. Haven't seen any slowdown in the last 18 months of use.

That's certainly interesting! I'll have to investigate that more for clients. Like I said originally about that, I have no experience with NVME SSDs specifically, so I wouldn't speak to it.

In my experience such slow downs are usually caused by specific apps that are not well developed, often consuming excess resources on system startup.

In many cases, I've seen it occurring with system-default apps only, and nothing added to startup. I made sure of that, because startup apps certainly can make the issue worse!

Things like proprietary scanner/printer/camera software are often the culprit.

Or, if you remember this one, Roxio EasyWrite (or whatever that was called?)

I get you've seen bad things, but please be open to the fact that it's also possible to have a good experience with Windows too!

You'll have to excuse me. It's a brand new possibility. ;)

I also didn't appreciate one person's insinuation that problems are only ever the result of not knowing what you're doing. Every technician I've ever known would laugh at that. As to everyone else's responses, it's been a constructive back-and-forth, really.

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