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AlgoRythm
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Windows you absolute bitch. No prompt, nothing. Just started updating in the middle of my unsaved homework.

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  • 22
    Algo's full real name 😂😂
  • 17
    *turns off computer*
    "Fuck you, Windows."
    *walks away, throws grenade at workstation*
    *puts sunglasses on*
    *slow motion*
    *credits roll out*
  • 6
    @rutee07 Michael Bay? Is that you?
  • 1
    Yeah, fucking bullshit. What if I didn't save WINDOWS?
  • 4
    Wow maybe you should have updated when it asked. And not postpone it for weeks 😯
  • 6
    Never had Windows do that. My laptop has Win 10 Home on it.
  • 7
    (X) Doubt
  • 1
    @iAmNaN after thinking about it. Could also be a hardware problem that makes the pc reboot. And windows sometimes "fixes" it with a update function. But it's a VM so probably you just need to update when asked
  • 3
    @buzzzerz that's true, but there is a setting to prevent it from just launching the update on you, which is why mine didn't do that. Welcome to devRant!
  • 2
    @iAmNaN there indeed is that setting. But without using it I haven't had that problem. But just normally shutting down the computer or VM when your done for the day should be enough to avoid it
  • 2
    @iAmNaN @buzzzerz @Kimmax

    I suppose it's my fault I only use this VM every couple of weeks, and that makes it okay to shut off in the middle of my shit, as has happened TWICE now just to do updates?

    Windows 10 Enterprise, btw.
  • 0
    @AlgoRythm ms really likes to update theirs software. And do you shut it down or suspend it. I've seen VM's that have almost never been turned off. And windows doesn't like that...
  • 0
    @buzzzerz I shut it down entirely
  • 1
    Ur moms an absolute bitch

    -windows
  • 5
    @AlgoRythm Win 10 Enterprise can definitely set to not automatically update. It would be rather embarrasing for a system to start updating in the middle of a prod implementation, so MS did give that control to the Admin for that very reason.
  • 0
    @iAmNaN I dunno what to say man
  • 1
    Why u don't save? I always have my fingers over Ctrl+S. Too many bad moments of blue screens, crash, power outage, accidentally pressing the shutdown button in the keyboard, etc. (Yes, the last one really happened to me).
  • 0
    Me not making any changes for 2 seconds:
    ESC :w or CTRL+s or C-x s or whatever combo my current editor uses to save
  • 4
    @AlgoRythm if it's Enterprise then it's your fault for not configuring the update properly. There's a policy to never ever restart while there's user logged in without user's consent.

    Mine configured to auto install all updates which do not require restart and never bug me for restart, because I shut down the computer eventually every day. So it quietly dies its job and almost never asks me anything and never forces restarts (because most updates don't even need restarts).
  • 1
    @irene I understand that I can disable this behavior, but I blame MS for making it the default.
  • 3
    @AlgoRythm default config is for average dumb as log user. Are you an average dumb as log user? If yes, blame Microsoft.
  • 1
    @irene I don't think default config is even designed for them if it just shuts down without consent regularly.
  • 3
    @AlgoRythm honestly, it doesn't even do what you describe. I've had zero such cases even before I've configured the service.
  • 0
    Office creates recovery files here and then maybe you are lucky
  • 3
    I just had this on a VM.....
  • 3
    @irene "default config is for average dumb as log user"

    Are you fucking serious? Default config should be a SENSIBLE default that may require some changes here and there to meet individual needs. Randomly rebooting your PC for updates is not sensible at all.

    And that's nice that it didn't happen to YOU. Doesn't mean it never happens. By default, and I'm quoting Microsoft's support page here, "Windows will try to restart your device when you're not using it". https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

    Looking further into it, this means Windows restarts when the user has simply been inactive (for example away from the machine, or in this case using the host OS instead of the virtual machine) for a while. How is it sensible to just restart in that case, completely disregarding potential data loss? That's a fucking horrible default.
  • 2
    @kenogo I will repeat myself: I've never had forced reboots ever even without my tailored configuration. Default config is pretty sane. I don't know how people get forced reboots if they use their PCs in normal ways, like, fucking, shutting down the PC at least sometimes instead of constantly keeping it on hibernation/sleep.

    Forced reboots are most probably PEBCAK. There are at least active hours which block such "inactive" reboots.
  • 1
    @kenogo normally it says application x has unsaved shit and you have to press "do as I say".

    On my workstation it even says that when there is nothing.

    And I never have had windows just rebooting without a message or shit. I think he might have a virus or trojan maybe. I think we never know. It doesn't matter since his rant is he lost stuff, which is sad. He didn't save like a paranoid like I do, that's his lesson.
  • 1
    That is one of the horrible features from Windows that I absolutely hate. Besides that I do like Windows.
  • 1
    @irene Idk what to say, I feel like we have very different concepts of good software. I think software should easily comply to what the user wants, not the other way around.
  • 2
    @sigfried virtualization can always go tits up. Especially gpu implementations are hard and if windows loads and unloads some shit for updates or restarts them unexpectedly, the driver could fuck up. Also could be a fuck up in the representation only
  • 3
    Case in point. I use a Win 10 Home laptop to remote access into work. This morning it installed a bunch of updates, and notified me that it will reboot outside of active hours. That's the point. Even home won't reboot on me during active hours, which is why I haven't ever experienced that. Maybe it's different if your are running a very old version of the OS. Dunno.
  • 0
    @iAmNaN So the OS gets to assume when your "active hours" are? I sometimes pull all-nighters working on something.
  • 0
    @kenogo You can set them.
  • 0
    @FilipeRamalho But that's not the point. What if I never did set them? Then it just assumes
  • 0
    @kenogo When you set up the PC it asks for the active hours. If you updated it won't ask, but it's only going Settings, typing "active Hours" open the page and the set them. If you care about that it's not much.
  • 0
    Yups....and still got buggy to other apps after update installed. I hate it... :(
  • 1
  • 3
    @kenogo dud just fking do your updates regularly and windows will NEVER Ever shut down on its own.

    I do my updates when they arrive and it only shows me that in the shutdown menu with its "update and power off" label.

    After during on my surface after a few months it only showed me the "hey you have some important updates would you like to reboot now or later" dialog. After clicking later windows is cool with that. It only bothers you again if you do not reboot it and do the pending updates.

    It only does this if you neglect updates for an extended period of time. And it does that only when there is an update that is relevant to the security of the system.

    Just like @irene I never had unexpected reboots with any of my windows computers
  • 0
    @gitlog C'est la vie.
  • 0
    Switch to Mac you’ll never go back 😉
  • 0
    @lunorian back to sanity?
  • 0
    At least if u are using hyperv u have checkpoints to recover
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