Is MSFT Going to Fix Their Windows Update Problem?

Intuit / Eng S8TN
Dec 9, 2018 26 Comments

I've never had issues with Windows Update until last year when it nearly killed my PC. I now have a Windows and Linux machine - One with all my important stuff (linux) and the other for gaming (windows). I'm absolutely terrified every time I see a new windows update, and after nearly losing years of pics and documents to a Windows Update, I decided to move away mostly.

It doesn't feel like Microsoft is actively working on fixing their business when it comes to updates. The last windows update even bricked their latest Surface...the attitude is even worse than apple it seems. Apple won't acknowledge there is a problem and simply blames users for not using their technology properly...MSFT is just not giving a flying fk. Updates are ruining what is a really solid OS. What are your thoughts? Will we eventually be able to trust an update from Microsoft? Do they even give a sht?

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    • Microsoft HtIB24
      No, we are botching it that badly.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Keeping 9 years of photos on any machine without backups is asking them to fail. The chance of a fatal hard drive failure is pretty darn high, for example.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • What Amazon said. OP should consider this a gift from MS - get your shit backed up already!
      Besides, Windows updates are flawed for quite some time. IIRC it's part of the meltdown/spectre mess.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Oracle vxc4i
      Lol... 'victim's the only one at fault' argument! OP is keeping redundant copy on a linux machine. Does anyone want to take the feedback on the problem product, or are they going to say, don't accept ToC if you don't like the product and wash their hands off it? Surely, someone at MS cares.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      MS obviously needs to fix their testing, update process and generally thinking they know better than their customers. But no OS really has perfection for integrity; and no one should ever trust their important data to some OS and consumer level hardware.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Microsoft microft
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Finance Dunph
    Lol no the people that are supposed to work on it are busy leetcoding
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Research Now / QA
    DuHastMich

    Research Now QA

    BIO
    If the rule you followed brought you to this ..... of what use was the rule.
    DuHastMichmore
    OP learn your lesson and switch to Mac. Windows ship sunk a long time ago.Windows is a dead and abandoned product. All MS does now just do Azure,Office, Bing and they buy internet real-estate (LinkedIn, Skype.....). They also do lot of PR for Satya and lot of PC stuff.

    I use iCloud and I have not even thought about the word "backup" from any of my devices. I have each and every photo/video I ever took across all my devices.

    For my Mac. I use time-machine and I can restore my machine to the last hour with a single click.

    No Ads, No spyware. The last piece of crap on my machine was chrome and I eliminated it by switching to Safari.
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • New / IT rcafelanrd
      To add.
      Remove Chrome from Home and Office.

      Get a VPN.

      Stop using Microsoft Products other than LinkedIn(depending)

      Implement a Pi-Hole on your home network.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • VMware BobbleHat
    MS got rid of QE because they slowed down the process
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Good ole Myerson legacy.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • New / IT rcafelanrd
    Windows 10 is spyware. Like ChromeOS. They were built like that on purpose, and will never change unless both firms are regulated.

    Downgrade to XP or 7.
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • Research Now / QA
      DuHastMich

      Research Now QA

      BIO
      If the rule you followed brought you to this ..... of what use was the rule.
      DuHastMichmore
      +1. Never use Windows and Chrome. Both are thieves.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Microsoft strcpy
    what do you mean when you say ‘nearly’ lost pictures and documents to windows update? Did you really lose it?
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • Research Now / QA
      DuHastMich

      Research Now QA

      BIO
      If the rule you followed brought you to this ..... of what use was the rule.
      DuHastMichmore
      Loose files means personal files kept in c:\windows\system32
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Intuit / Eng S8TN
      OP
      I just happened to have a recent backup...I hadn't performed a backup in several months before that point.
      Dec 11, 2018
  • Microsoft Hhhkfv
    Yes they are actively working towards improving the quality control of Windows Updates. All the age old QA techniques are removed as you know from the big layoff few years ago. Those QAs are now replaced by SWEs that are building robust validation systems at every stage of Windows Updates delivery process.
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • VMware BobbleHat
      This sounds like a bad joke
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Amazon eapG18
    MSFT version of Agile?
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • Microsoft HtIB24
      Except it's not agile because agile requires testing. :/
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Oracle Noooo
    You need to buy an external hard disk and keep everything in sync if u really want a little bit of durability
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Touched
    They don’t pay us enough to care.
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Touched
    Microsoft don’t fix shit.
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Hsgeib
    Windows market is still a very big revenue for MS. And yes we do give a sht about it
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng gfsfn
    It’s not a bug, but a feature!
    Dec 9, 2018 0