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ANYBODY'S COMPUTER EVER...

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

ANYBODY'S COMPUTER EVER...

given you this message before, without warning:

"shutting down to install updates 1 of 3"

AND no option to opt out or postpone or to save what you are currently working on? Mine recently did that. I think we've all seen those funny vids of really angry people smashing their computer in their cubicle. I have never done that but when a stupid piece of * vista machine did this to me, I was VERY close to smashing it to pieces.


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There's just no excuse for this. This is almost enough to drive me to paying Jobs's extortion money for a mac.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:01:51 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

(snicker)


2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:03:03 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s the government, gleaning information from your machine.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: mamelukesabre

If you have automatic updates enabled, this will happen. Also, if you have Windows Update set to download and prompt you when it’s ready to install the update packages, and you accidentally clicked on a confirmation that you wanted to install.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 5:07:18 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: mamelukesabre
Yes, I have had this happen a couple of times.

Luckily I didn't need to save any material in the programs I was using at the time.

This is just wrong.

5 posted on 05/10/2012 5:08:23 PM PDT by what's up
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To: mamelukesabre

6 posted on 05/10/2012 5:09:04 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: RightFighter

Are you telling me MS is not smart enough to give you the option to postpone or save your work before restarting your computer against your will? I was not given the option. There was no “OK” button to click on. It just did it.

I’ve seen computers do this hundreds of times but always there was a warning or an opt out offered, and “click ok to procede”. This time there was nothing.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

do you run vista? I do, and it goes through this routine on occasion.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 5:14:14 PM PDT by brivette
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To: mamelukesabre

Mine gives the option. It comes up with a box and says “X minutes until restart”


9 posted on 05/10/2012 5:16:20 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: mamelukesabre

It happened to me this morning.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 5:22:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Watch out dude, it’s Homeland Security installing TrackWare on your computer!

j/k (I hope)


11 posted on 05/10/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: mamelukesabre

The option is to turn of automatic and scheduled updates, you can have it notify you of new updates, or just check it periodically.

There are also some driveby installers of malware/spyware/virus that mimic MS updates, so you should check for those ASAP, and if found, find the door they came in on and nail it closed.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 5:25:48 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: mamelukesabre

It asked.. you just missed it. a small popup in the lower right of your screen near the clock comes up and says “I’m going to shut down to install updates” (or something along those lines) then it offers you two options “ok” or “postpone” I think that message is displayed for a bit then it starts it’s updates.

Turn off automatic updates and it won’t do it any more. You can still select that the machine tell you there are updates needed (with out downloading them or installing them automatically)


13 posted on 05/10/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: mamelukesabre

The option is to turn off automatic and scheduled updates, you can have it notify you of new updates, or just check it periodically.

There are also some driveby installers of malware/spyware/virus that mimic MS updates, so you should check for those ASAP, and if found, find the door they came in on and nail it closed.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: mamelukesabre

Yup, usually I have 15 minutes or so but when I am really into doing something I don’t notice the pop up warning screen. This happens when I use adobe and it is in full screen mode. Microsoft site has instructions for customizing, like doing all updates yourself. That is how my son has his set cause he’s a gamer. Updating slows it down. While he is off fighting a war, I update his computer when mine updates.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 5:26:55 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: mamelukesabre

Never

never

Never

never

Never

never

Never

never

Never

never

have updates install automatically.

Or upgrade to Windows 7. I think it will wait until you shut down the computer to install the updates.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Avoid vista like the plague.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 6:05:44 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: smokingfrog

Windows 7 does the same thing. A message will pop up to ask you if you want to reboot now or postpone and you can postpone 10 minutes, 1 hour or 4 hours. I usually choose 4 hours because I will probably shut down before then anyway.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 6:08:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: mamelukesabre

My computer did something like that. I have a virus called Microsoft Vista.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 6:10:22 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mamelukesabre
< vista derision >




< / vista derision >
20 posted on 05/10/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: mamelukesabre
Vista prompts you to reboot and offers to postpone for 15 minutes to 4 hours. However there is an option to disable this. If that option is enabled then the computer reboots automatically. I enabled that option once to get rid of prompts altogether, but of course that's not how Microsoft decided it's going to work. From their point of view you are an attachment to their computer, and whatever else you might be doing is totally irrelevant compared to the wonders of some 27 updates (of which exactly zero make any difference in your particular case.)
21 posted on 05/10/2012 6:31:05 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: mamelukesabre

Download an install CD for Xubuntu Linux. Never have that happen again.

Vista really does suck.


22 posted on 05/10/2012 6:32:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: bicyclerepair

I’m sticking with Windows Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


23 posted on 05/10/2012 7:04:00 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s called Windows Updates and Automatic Updates is turned on by default. They give you the means to turn if off, but you have decided to leave yours on.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 10:32:26 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: mamelukesabre

I have Vista Home Premium and several minutes ago it gave me a warning about updates with an option to postpone. I postponed.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 1:52:12 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Not to offend, but pay the money. My early model IIgs (remember them?) still boots. In fact, the only Apple product I’ve owned that no longer boots is the evil Umax clone...Jobs forgive me for cheaping out 1 time!


26 posted on 05/11/2012 4:53:37 AM PDT by Corwin of Amber (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice no virtue.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“This is almost enough to drive me to paying Jobs’s extortion money for a mac.”

No, don’t waste good money, just install Linux instead. When I inherited a new Dell computer loaded with Vista Ultimate, I immediately installed Ubuntu Linux instead.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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