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W10 February 2019 Cumulative Update KB4487017 Will not install

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    W10 February 2019 Cumulative Update KB4487017 Will not install

    KB4487017 will not automatically install and causes an endless reboot loop. When directly downloaded from M$, it dies at about 93%. M$ says a fix is on the way but does not say when to expect it. I have 2 PC's and a laptop affected by this. PITA!
    Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting

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    Update

    A temporary fix to alleviate the constant looping problem would be to get into 'Update & Security' (WIN + I) and click on 'Advanced options' located in the right hand pane, then move the slider to 'Pause Updates'. This works on the Pro installs but not sure about the Home version. So far, M$ is still spinning its wheels on this. Also, after some Googling, various IT types have expressed concern about some apps no longer working after managing to get the update to install.
    Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting

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      #3
      The permanent fix is to nuke Windows 10 from orbit with an ion cannon and use Linux, BSD or Mac OS.

      Seriously, this marks how many major catastrophes since it was launched? Despite being out for years, Windows 10 is still in a perpetual state of being alpha quality software and Microsoft is absolving themselves of all responsibility of massive data loss by thousands of users due to forced update screwups.

      I'd seriously wager personal data being safer on a 15 year old Windows XP machine than any Windows 10 revision.

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        #4
        Originally posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
        The permanent fix is to nuke Windows 10 from orbit with an ion cannon and use Linux, BSD or Mac OS.
        Yeah, this. I stuck with Windows all the way through XP's EOL and then some, but it became painfully clear when 8 rolled out and even more so with the ongoing dumpster fire that is 10 that things were just never, ever going to get better again. If I'm going to be banging my head against the wall anyway, I might as well do it on something where I can exercise some degree of control over my own damn computer.
        Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
        Synthesizers: Roland JX-10/SH-09/MT-32/D-50, Yamaha DX7-II/V50/TX7/TG33/FB-01, Korg MS-20 Mini/ARP Odyssey/DW-8000/X5DR, Ensoniq SQ-80, E-mu Proteus/2, Moog Satellite, Oberheim SEM
        "'Legacy code' often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling." - Bjarne Stroustrup

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          #5
          DX12 is the ONLY reason I have win10 on my main gaming system. I tolerate it.

          And if anyone says "you can game on linux", send me your physical address, I'll send you one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Bag-Of-Dicks-.../dp/B01GKEUY1Y
          It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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            #6
            Originally posted by luckybob View Post
            And if anyone says "you can game on linux", send me your physical address, I'll send you one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Bag-Of-Dicks-.../dp/B01GKEUY1Y
            You can game on Linux...provided you don't need to run anything that isn't based on OpenGL and/or SDL (or runs in one of the few halfway-decent emulators available) and are open to the possibility that you may have to just compile the damn thing yourself rather than wait for it to show up in the repositories because God knows you're not going to find a working binary package that isn't three versions out-of-date and only runs on the builder's own particular spin of some distro that definitely isn't the one you're using.

            But other than that, it's peachy.
            Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
            Synthesizers: Roland JX-10/SH-09/MT-32/D-50, Yamaha DX7-II/V50/TX7/TG33/FB-01, Korg MS-20 Mini/ARP Odyssey/DW-8000/X5DR, Ensoniq SQ-80, E-mu Proteus/2, Moog Satellite, Oberheim SEM
            "'Legacy code' often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling." - Bjarne Stroustrup

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              #7
              The point of owning a PC is to play games?

              There's been a major culture shift.
              Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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                #8
                Well THAT particular pc, yes. I'm even going to be upgrading it to a dual 6 core xeon here before the arrival of Cyberpunk 2077. https://youtu.be/8X2kIfS6fb8
                It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                  #9
                  re: linux gaming - first time I tried was exactly as you describe. However it's moved on a bit. Quite a few new games come with Linux installers and just work (on mainstream distros). It's not enough coverage for a keen gamer but it still feels like a lot to me. The last 3 or 4 things I wanted all showed up on Linux at launch or soon after so maybe it's becoming normal?

                  Access to a full set of latest-greatest shiny games IS the only reason to have a windows 10 install, that I can see, unless you're really unlucky in specific work software needs.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by luckybob View Post
                    DX12 is the ONLY reason I have win10 on my main gaming system. I tolerate it.

                    And if anyone says "you can game on linux", send me your physical address, I'll send you one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Bag-Of-Dicks-.../dp/B01GKEUY1Y
                    Linux has had a large library of games available for it for 15+ years. Steam has only grown that list. Pretty much every game I care about is available on Linux.

                    Of course there aren't certain games available on the platform, most of them are crappy "AAA" titles made by EA or one of its subsumed entities.

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                      #11
                      Pm me your address...
                      It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by justanotherhacker View Post
                        re: linux gaming - first time I tried was exactly as you describe. However it's moved on a bit. Quite a few new games come with Linux installers and just work (on mainstream distros). It's not enough coverage for a keen gamer but it still feels like a lot to me. The last 3 or 4 things I wanted all showed up on Linux at launch or soon after so maybe it's becoming normal?
                        It's definitely better than it used to be (Valve and Steam have helped balance things out a bit in the last ten years, though for those of us who aren't interested in having the entire indie games market subsumed by one massive ur-entity that's small comfort.) But it still has a long way to go.
                        Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
                        Synthesizers: Roland JX-10/SH-09/MT-32/D-50, Yamaha DX7-II/V50/TX7/TG33/FB-01, Korg MS-20 Mini/ARP Odyssey/DW-8000/X5DR, Ensoniq SQ-80, E-mu Proteus/2, Moog Satellite, Oberheim SEM
                        "'Legacy code' often differs from its suggested alternative by actually working and scaling." - Bjarne Stroustrup

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by GiGaBiTe View Post
                          Seriously, this marks how many major catastrophes since it was launched? Despite being out for years, Windows 10 is still in a perpetual state of being alpha quality software and Microsoft is absolving themselves of all responsibility of massive data loss by thousands of users due to forced update screwups.
                          This plus their apparent desire to kill of the desktop office suite that made Windows popular in the first place in favor of their "cloud" crud, should be enough to send people running for the hills. Unfortunately, all I see is more people using "smart"phones, and that does not do it for me.

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                            #14
                            I've noticed EVERYTHING in the last year or two moving to a "subscription" based "service". Its a damn crime. Double so for the 'games' that the 'AAA' plop out on the counter every year.


                            I mean there is no innovation. Office 95 (in terms of features) is probably adequate to meet the needs of the vast majority of people. How do you justify to the layman $100 a year for M$ to spy on you, when you can let google spy on you, and get the 'software' for 'free' for basically the same service?


                            Win8/10 went the wrong direction for us "power users", who actually know what the hell we are doing most of the time. The sad fact is, M$ is still a better platform than anything the linux community has shat out. Case in point, while I write this, I'm trying to get unbuntu to load a driver for a mellanox network card so I can configure a 'smart' managed switch. Something that should not take a damned masters degree in computer science to do. For the record, this is Ubuntu. This isnt some obscure distro. This is even on the webpage as a compatible OS for these networks cards. What could go wrong?

                            well just about everything. In windows you right click the driver file, select install and the majority of the time, THATS IT. You go and try to do the same thing under linux? hell no. It just opens the install script like you were going to rewrite the damn thing from scratch for fun. The layperson ends up trying to understand the broken English of some random YouTube video of some random Indian (person from India) who also happens to be doing the recording in a bathroom or windtunnel, and if he happens to have a slightly different version, you're ****ed.

                            I tolerate Windows 10, but its a damn blessing compared to the inane bullshit that is linux. Granted, in a server or embedded environment, Linux is king. No question. Any other application its just a damn waste of time, much like windows in the server department.
                            It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                              #15
                              I guess I should pour gasoline on my Linux systems and go back to OS/2.

                              Linux (or any of the BSDs) is fine with me--I haven't found anything that I can't do that I need to. And I've got the source if I get desperate.

                              Wither the W10 source code?
                              Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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