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2014-02-10 05:01:50 PM  
He'll get over it.
 
2014-02-10 05:03:43 PM  
Hahaha! It's funny because I can relate to doing the same thing!
 
2014-02-10 05:21:41 PM  
I love xkcd as much as the next guy, but I don't really think they deserve to be submissions.
 
2014-02-10 05:26:05 PM  

Crudbucket: Hahaha! It's funny because I can relate to doing the same thing!


I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.

/ I occasionally need to use Windows for specific apps on my iMac. Which means I'll once every few weeks or so I'll switch over to Windows 7.
// The worst is when I'm working on something full-screen and Windows farking restarts without asking me first.
/// It's the same god-damn thing with Word. I use it maybe once every month or so, and every time I open it it wants me to waste 10 mins installing a 200Mb update.
 
2014-02-10 05:34:30 PM  

TeamEd: I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.


Why, it's almost as bad as iTunes.
 
2014-02-10 05:39:53 PM  

TeamEd: I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.


Just download them once a month and don't restart after the install. Just have it install when you shut the PC down.
 
2014-02-10 05:40:31 PM  

Lando Lincoln: TeamEd: I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.

Why, it's almost as bad as iTunes.


iTunes isn't great, I agree. But, at least in OSX Apple's updates don't force me to close everything and restart.
 
2014-02-10 05:41:02 PM  

New Farkin User Name: I love xkcd as much as the next guy, but I don't really think they deserve to be submissions.


I agree with the second part of this post.
 
2014-02-10 05:45:10 PM  

TeamEd: Lando Lincoln: TeamEd: I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.

Why, it's almost as bad as iTunes.

iTunes isn't great, I agree. But, at least in OSX Apple's updates don't force me to close everything and restart.


And how about those oil change places.  Demanding that you shut off your Civic to change the oil.

THE MONSTERS!

/geek people problems
 
2014-02-10 05:53:31 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: TeamEd: Lando Lincoln: TeamEd: I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.

Why, it's almost as bad as iTunes.

iTunes isn't great, I agree. But, at least in OSX Apple's updates don't force me to close everything and restart.

And how about those oil change places.  Demanding that you shut off your Civic to change the oil.

THE MONSTERS!

/geek people problems


Don't get me wrong, it's a minor complaint. I generally like Windows. Hell, I often find the same programs run faster in bootcamp Windows 7 than OSX on my iMac. It's just that I only use Windows every so often and all the updates make it painful.
/ It would be having a truck sitting in the garage for those times you want to go to Ikea, except every time you pull it out it needs a oil change.
 
2014-02-10 06:00:37 PM  

New Farkin User Name: I love xkcd as much as the next guy, but I don't really think they deserve to be submissions.


Yup. The people who read xkcd are already in the habit.

No need to greenlight them for Farkers unless it's something special, like the huge mouse-around world.

Just like Doctor Who. I have been watching it for approximately 32 years, but beyond important news flashes or really special products (no more damn TARDIS Port-A-Potties) I don't need a greenlight every day.
 
2014-02-10 06:07:02 PM  
I leave my laptop open when I go to do other things (I work from home). I make sure everything is saved, but when I have a bunch of work programs and files open, and I go to get some chow only to find out that while I was there Windows said an update will automatically install and reboot in fifteen minutes unless I click otherwise, that makes me want to feed Bill Gates to wild dogs. To shut everything down just in case is a hassle, and pretty much solidifies the opinion that Microsoft have no clue how people actually live with their product. I set everything to not automatically update, set the power options to never go to sleep when plugged in, but it still a fairly common occurrence to come back from whatever I was doing and find everything shut down and see the windows is restarting message sitting there. I have Windows 8, and think my money would have been better spent hiring a hooker with enough needle tracks to use her as a cribbage scoreboard than buying that laptop.
 
2014-02-10 06:19:15 PM  

New Farkin User Name: I love xkcd as much as the next guy, but I don't really think they deserve to be submissions.


If I'm "the next guy", then that must mean you  hate xkcd. Because I hate it. I hate it a lot.
 
2014-02-10 06:19:35 PM  

r1niceboy: I leave my laptop open when I go to do other things (I work from home). I make sure everything is saved, but when I have a bunch of work programs and files open, and I go to get some chow only to find out that while I was there Windows said an update will automatically install and reboot in fifteen minutes unless I click otherwise, that makes me want to feed Bill Gates to wild dogs. To shut everything down just in case is a hassle, and pretty much solidifies the opinion that Microsoft have no clue how people actually live with their product. I set everything to not automatically update, set the power options to never go to sleep when plugged in, but it still a fairly common occurrence to come back from whatever I was doing and find everything shut down and see the windows is restarting message sitting there. I have Windows 8, and think my money would have been better spent hiring a hooker with enough needle tracks to use her as a cribbage scoreboard than buying that laptop.


Seriously?  Control Panel -> Windows Update -> Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them
 
2014-02-10 06:20:34 PM  

r1niceboy: I leave my laptop open when I go to do other things (I work from home). I make sure everything is saved, but when I have a bunch of work programs and files open, and I go to get some chow only to find out that while I was there Windows said an update will automatically install and reboot in fifteen minutes unless I click otherwise, that makes me want to feed Bill Gates to wild dogs. To shut everything down just in case is a hassle, and pretty much solidifies the opinion that Microsoft have no clue how people actually live with their product. I set everything to not automatically update, set the power options to never go to sleep when plugged in, but it still a fairly common occurrence to come back from whatever I was doing and find everything shut down and see the windows is restarting message sitting there. I have Windows 8, and think my money would have been better spent hiring a hooker with enough needle tracks to use her as a cribbage scoreboard than buying that laptop.


If you have automatic updating turned on, Win 8 gives you a couple days of warning on the lock screen (which you probably don't see if you're the only user on the machine, you leave it on all the time, and it's not a tablet), and then will forcibly reboot the machine if you haven't restarted it by then.

It'll do it in the set maintenance window, so if you're fine with that behavior, just would prefer that it not do it while you're awake - you might want to adjust that.  I think it defaults to something like 3am.
 
2014-02-10 07:01:46 PM  
Auto update is turned off, as it is in my Lenovo preferences. I have it set to do all that stuff at 1 a.m. However, Lenovo customer support told me that windows 8 pro through them can install critical updates with only a prompt to stop it. I've caught it several times, but if i've left the machine to crunch numbers while I'm off taking a dump, there's nothing I can do to stop it. Lenovo say there's nothing in settings to stop it from happening. I've been told it also is an issue with Asus and Sony laptops too. It's an issue with the OS not working on laptops very well.
 
2014-02-10 08:23:14 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: TeamEd: Lando Lincoln: TeamEd: I'm OS agnostic, but the one thing I hate about Windows is the amount of downtime and bandwidth I need to spend updating the damn OS and restarting. It's infuriating. Every time I use Windows there's a 50/50 chance I need to waste 15-30 mins on an update.

Why, it's almost as bad as iTunes.

iTunes isn't great, I agree. But, at least in OSX Apple's updates don't force me to close everything and restart.

And how about those oil change places.  Demanding that you shut off your Civic to change the oil.


Well, it's more like you need to turn off your Ford to replace the oil, but a Thomas Built bus could have its oil replaced while carrying a full load of passengers at full speed.

And a Volvo truck could drive a long-haul route while rebuilding its engine.
 
2014-02-10 10:49:22 PM  
I leave my computer on and it runs scans and updates between 3-5 am, when I'm definitely not going to be awake. I'm never bothered by updating. Even if I was, my SSD Moses updates quick and fairly painless.
 
2014-02-11 08:17:42 AM  
I just use DOS, never get bugged by updates.
 
2014-02-11 09:02:09 PM  

MadMonk: I just use DOS, never get bugged by updates.


If I could game in DOS, i would game in DOS
 
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