Post by Maurice Helwig Post by Brian Gregory Post by Maurice Helwig
This update completely destroys a network using fixed IP addresses as
I am using. Since I re imaged my computer to Jan 1st 2018 It had not
appeared. I think MS may have pulled it (can anyone confirm this)
Yes it is pulled. But no it doesn't necessarily cause problems with
PCs that are configured with fixed IP addresses. I've installed it on
4 PCs configured with fixed IPs at work with no problem caused at all.
Don't believe every scaremonger's blog you read online, people guess
what the problem is. It's often nowhere near as simple as they guess.
Yes There are scaremongers out there but MS are not doing their job
properly either. A little more explanation as to what the updates do
would be very helpful. Their explanations are brief and confusing which
only adds to the problem. I don't want to be spending all day playing
Problems happen where you don't look.
Things you look at, evaluate, stress test in many different configurations,
are less likely to cause problems in the AREAS YOU TESTED.
The problem with something as huge and complex as an operating
system is that there's no way to test everything in every
possible configuration. Tiny changes can have far-reaching
I just spent several days trying to figure out why my laptop
wouldn't wake from sleep in win10, or win7, or XP.
Turned out to be a BIOS problem...but not just any BIOS.
If you updated to the latest, you bricked the OS...
unless you had preinstalled some driver...or so they say.
I wasn't willing to risk it and the mid-BIOS fixed my problem.
How would the developer known about that from his limited
view of the biosphere?
The issues with disclosing update contents are many:
Many of us would not understand it anyway.
Exposing the details of a vulnerability may help hackers.
MS could not sneak in 'features' that we wouldn't accept if we had a
If you think MS is evil for that, you've never
read any document describing a law. Who could have predicted
that my water bill would eventually have charges for street repair and
parks and recreation? I'm sure it was buried somewhere in the
bill to fund schools. Somehow it never made it into the description
on the ballot.
The internet is a contentious place. NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY,
there's a large contingent of complainers itching to discuss how
horrible you are.
Once we decide to embrace the fact that MS owns us, having every
system the same is a good thing for everybody...and a LOT better
Be glad you're still using win7. Win10 continuous change is
approaching the chaos of linux. Wonder if anybody has tried to
estimate the total $$ cost to the economy of managing the chaos.
"Sorry mam, I understand your house is on fire...I'll dispatch
the fire department as soon as windows finishes updating."