Software Upgrades, in General (1 Viewer)

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Unrelated to dish but oreo for android killed the ability to assign different sounds to labels in gmail. It's 1 sound for all mail regardless of labels. Numerous complaints on the gmail forum but google isn't listening.
 

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And did you know Digital Research was to be called Intergalactic Digital Research? Until the lawyers stepped in?
 

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Disabling security updates is a really bad idea on Win 10. If you’re running a 24/7 PC.. windows 10 really isn’t designed to be a server type OS. You really need windows server.. or Ubuntu Server (or any Linux derivatives that are meant to be a server) if you want free. You can delay updates on windows 10 pro.. but if you do disable the windows update service, it’ll be in your best interest to make sure the security patches from patch Tuesday are installed. Once a month.. and they aren’t gigs of data.


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I remember raising hell about the slowwww software updates for years when I was with dish. Granted I was really working for a worthless ISP named ViaSat at the time whom didn't give a rats butt what problems you had so long as they found a way to screw you out of money. The only suggestion they gave was "Hey download all the software on a temp mount from your house while your OFF WORK." really?

You tell them...not getting paid for that, and coming in with an open box to a new customers home just looks bad.
None of the ISP's care really. - Revolving door of techs still to this day - nobody is there that was when I was anymore they've all moved on.
 

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Don't see Dish in much different light than anyone else in the business world.

My phone/internet provider has sent out bulletins offering 25 meg internet. Yet when you call about it, it is only available in certain areas. I was supposedly in one of the available areas. The installer came, spent basically an entire day, ran new wiring from the pole to the house, changed the connection box. He connected my pc & was ready to leave, patting himself on the back. Luckily I ran a speed test & it was slower than I originally had. Now he was totally lost, called numerous people, checked the connections & of course had the pc reboot several times & still nothing. His final decision was that my house needed to be rewired. This after I had him check the wiring at the box in the house BEFORE he started anything, and was given a clean bill of health. A year later, & I still can't get the promised internet speed.

The company I work for has their own IT department. Anytime I have a problem, it takes them weeks to correct it. That is if I don't correct it myself by checking the internet. It took them 3 months to enable me to connect to the security system on my phone after they made a change to the firewall. I was able to do this every night until they made a change for no reason.

Today's world is just like my dad always said.........if you can't do it yourself, your pretty much screwed, depending on someone else to do it & do it correctly is a thing of the past.
 

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The company I work for has their own IT department

At least your company has their own in-house IT. A lot of companies outsource their IT to "managed service" companies, because they feel they can save a few thousand bucks over paying someone's salary.

In my opinion, there's no substitute for having a human on staff who knows the environment and can handle all IT items in-house.
 
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Disabling security updates is a really bad idea on Win 10. If you’re running a 24/7 PC.. windows 10 really isn’t designed to be a server type OS. You really need windows server.. or Ubuntu Server (or any Linux derivatives that are meant to be a server) if you want free. You can delay updates on windows 10 pro.. but if you do disable the windows update service, it’ll be in your best interest to make sure the security patches from patch Tuesday are installed. Once a month.. and they aren’t gigs of data.


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I should have rephrased my earlier post to say it’s possible (and sometimes preferable) to set Windows 10 for “selective updates,” or enabling the “ask me before installing updates” options. Again, not necessarily obvious or easy for the common user to do, but very possible.
 

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My Windows 10 PC at home just downloaded “Windows 10 Feature Update 1803,” which totaled just over 3.5 GB.

What on God’s green earth requires that big of an update?
 
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My Windows 10 PC at home just downloaded “Windows 10 Feature Update 1803,” which totaled just over 3.5 GB.

What on God’s green earth requires that big of an update?
That's the Spring Creator's Update. It has a lot of new features and removes some old apps and features that are obsolete
 

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It's almost a complete replacement of the entire OS. The install for 1803 is about 4.5GB.

Proves my point. Win7 never needed to replace itself nor has any update ever been anywhere close to 4.5 GB. I dare say Win10 was working fine before and people should have the ability to easily decline these sorts of updates.
 
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It's almost a complete replacement of the entire OS. The install for 1803 is about 4.5GB.
This is exactly what the twice a year updates are, a complete installation of Windows. A complete install avoids the problem of partial updates that patching does and many have stated that they partially install Windows updates and then complain when there are issues. Microsoft simplified that by changing the whole works.

And few here have a bandwidth problem like an RVer that has no cable, fiber, or DSL options and yet I, as a RVer, apply all the updates as they come down the line, when they come down the line. Since I have multiple PCs, something I head off the high downloads by getting one copy and making a update iso image.
 

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At least your company has their own in-house IT. A lot of companies outsource their IT to "managed service" companies, because they feel they can save a few thousand bucks over paying someone's salary.

In my opinion, there's no substitute for having a human on staff who knows the environment and can handle all IT items in-house.

it might be ok, except the simplest things take them weeks & weeks to accomplish
 

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