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Honestly...W10 annoys me

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Well...the latest edition has again thrown me big spanners in works and is further proof of how the M$oft people seem to not live in the real world.

I have a puter on a site that I can boot and access remotely through something else on the network.  It has to be on W10.  1803 has got a new "feature" that stops the puter being registered correctly on the network.  The fix, which I eventually found out about, is to dig down into services and find "Function Discovery Resource Publication Properties" and turn it to Automatic.  You will find it defaults at Manual.   And whilst you're there, turn on the Host above it, too.

Simple?.. .......Well...think about it........the system would boot but wouldn't show up on the small network that is set up that then lets me access it in a special way.  So thanks, Msoft, for making me do a 2 hour trip each way to spend one minute changing something back to what is needed....all because you have again decided what is best for the customer without asking them.

There is so much wrong with this O/S.  Things that took one click in W7 can take 5 now.....all in the name of "progress" or "we make it easy to use".  I think half the trouble is that the youngies using it don't have any idea how older versions did some things so well, and just accept it.

As for "Function Discovery Resource Publication Properties", to me that is just further evidence of the world going crazy.  It's a bit like "Waiter" turning into "Mobile Customer Sustenance Delivery and Optimisation Service Provider".

cheers,

Aus

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It happens to me every time I'm traveling with my laptop (Win7, by the way) - I'm working feverishly on some project at the last minute and have to be somewhere at a certain time. I try to shut down my laptop and it tells me it needs to do an update, "Do not power off or unplug your computer". What am I supposed to do, walk around the city with my laptop open and running for the next 45 minutes? Is it too much to expect Windows to ask first before leaving me in an untenable situation? This has been going on for years with thousands of complaints and Microsoft seems clueless at how much this angers their customers.

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Warning....personal comment only and in no way does Unitronics officially approve the mentioned program....use at own risk.

Further to my whinge above and all my other disagreements with W10, I recently stumbled on a little program called "Winaero Tweaker" which has a whole raft of very useful things.  Link to the site:

https://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836

If you scroll through the list there are some really useful things there.  No doubt M$oft will try and negate some of it's abilities, but for now it seems to be doing some things very well.

Associated with this, I have had no worries at all with using my firewall to limit Office 2016 communicating incessantly.  I don't actually like that every time I open a business document/spreadsheet/etc lots of to and fro would go on with M$oft.  They of course say that there is nothing untoward in it, but some of the sizes of stuff being sent bring questions to mind.  I am not on 365 versions....on permanent types.

cheers,

Aus

 

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And did you all know that CCleaner (and likely other's like it) will let you uninstall heaps of the bloatware that each big update installs, that Msoft won't let you?  Get the portable version and it's not even an install.

cheers,

Aus

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