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Discussion on: Do You Want or Do You Need Windows 11?

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The Sharp Ninja Author • Edited

To sum up, Windows Updates are your main problem with Windows, and because of that the things you aren't fond of get amplified.

There is good news. Microsoft allows you to configure your Windows Updates on the Advanced pages in settings.

When you enable update notifications you can tell Windows exactly when to install updates. Also, you can pause updates for any period of time. It's all in your control.

EDIT: TIL that DEV refuses to display images fromn OneDrive.

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Przemyslaw Michalak

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Unfortunately their update manager is also not working in my favour. Several another long stories like one when I blocked updates on specific Wi-Fi just to one day open the laptop on the airport and see that Windows connected to the new network started updating itself. It just seems that Windows is no go for me and I would be more than happy to simply switch to Linux, but not all programs I need are possible to install there (on my private PC I also sometimes play games). So I just became very miserable about Windows :sad:
I simply miss the times when I was setting up my OS as I like and everything was exactly the same from installation till the next format of the hard drive :sad:

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The Sharp Ninja Author

I understand your feelings, but you irritation is misplaced, IMO. Microsoft does not want the expense and marketing headaches that comes with patch Tuesday. Unfortunately they have no choice because of people installing crap that they shouldn't. The idea of not modifying your system is a naive relic from before computers became socialized through networking. Apple does a lot to keep updates quiet on iOS and MacOS. Android largely ignores security holes and just takes down vulnerable apps. Both approaches are born out of walled garden app stores. For some odd rwason, the same people who complain about updates being so invasive also refuse to use apps from the Microsoft Store.

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Przemyslaw Michalak

'The idea of not modifying your system is a naive relic' - guilty.
'For some odd rwason, the same people who complain about updates being so invasive also refuse to use apps from the Microsoft Store.' - also guilty 😂