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#225504 22-Nov-2017 10:53
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I thought I had disabled Win10 updates. I find them to be worse than viruses and have been pestered about taking an update on a daily basis. I keep saying "no" only because there is no "hell no, over my dead body" button.


Come back from coffee this morning and it's rebooted without my permission and loading an update.


Sure enough, it won't reboot properly with errors and can't load explorer.exe.


Command prompt to system restore and it says no restore points. Reboot into 'safe' mode and I managed to get it to restore previous (yesterday's) version. 


Bloody Microstuffed!



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  #1905854 22-Nov-2017 16:19
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That is almost the life of a PC though. I do have a free windows 10 upgrade license for this PC, and have it set to dual boot. But the software incompatibilities aren't good with win 10, and I have some older software that needs windows XP compatibility still. I will have to use a dedicated machine for XP stuff I suspect after 2020. The way windows 10 forces updates and boots when it wants is a turn off though, and then sometimes the updates can be very buggy, annoys me.



Migrate away from the older software, or if it's tied to hardware migrate away from said hardware. Easier said than done I know when the business has invested 5 or 6 figures into the kit, but welcome to the world we live in. Anything XP should have been killed with fire some time ago, but if it isn't I hope it's airgapped from the network. 









I would but the software isn't available for newer versions, and the company that made it no longer exists. Also it does what it does perfectly as it is. I guess as long as XP isn't connected to the net, it is fine. It does also run on vista, but vista too is EOL.

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