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New Windows 8 system? Hope you're not in a hurry to use it

  1. #11


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post
    I really wish MS would make a condensed roll up pack about every six months which Windows update could utilize instead of downloading hundreds of individual updates. Considering all the time spent updating stuff in Windows, it seems like this would be a worthwhile effort for a small group of developers to manage
    Something like this sort of exists:
    Security updates are available on ISO-9660 DVD5 image files from the Microsoft Download Center

    I'm still a fan of getting the drivers off the vendor, and doing a clean install from my MDT environment with a WSUS server. I can usually build Windows 8 on an Atom device in about 45 minutes, including Office and all security updates. If a device requires BIOS or firmware updates, this might be an hour instead, but it's not 4-5 hours by any stretch. Something seems fishy about that story, honestly. I don't know what it is, but something's not right there.

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  2. #12


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snoop101 View Post
    I really wish MS would make a condensed roll up pack about every six months which Windows update could utilize instead of downloading hundreds of individual updates. Considering all the time spent updating stuff in Windows, it seems like this would be a worthwhile effort for a small group of developers to manage
    Something like this sort of exists:
    Security updates are available on ISO-9660 DVD5 image files from the Microsoft Download Center

    I'm still a fan of getting the drivers off the vendor, and doing a clean install from my MDT environment with a WSUS server. I can usually build Windows 8 on an Atom device in about 45 minutes, including Office and all security updates. If a device requires BIOS or firmware updates, this might be an hour instead, but it's not 4-5 hours by any stretch. Something seems fishy about that story, honestly. I don't know what it is, but something's not right there.
    Thanks for the info. . .downloading now. . .
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Another case of monkey see monkey do. This monkey sees other monkeys criticize a particular product, so this monkey desperately finds a reason, any reason, to criticize this product as well.

    It has always been the case that a new product that is rechargeable require several hours of recharging before use. It has always been the case that a new product has a kazillion updates. I've never bought a single computing device without these two characteristics, including Google and apple products. But now that its a windows 8 device, it is the end of the world.

    Monkey see monkey do.
    Are you kidding? I used to ignore the 250 updates on new Windows XP machines as well.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Another case of monkey see monkey do. This monkey sees other monkeys criticize a particular product, so this monkey desperately finds a reason, any reason, to criticize this product as well.

    It has always been the case that a new product that is rechargeable require several hours of recharging before use. It has always been the case that a new product has a kazillion updates. I've never bought a single computing device without these two characteristics, including Google and apple products. But now that its a windows 8 device, it is the end of the world.

    Monkey see monkey do.
    Are you kidding? I used to ignore the 250 updates on new Windows XP machines as well.
    I used to ignore those updates as well. In fact, before windows 8 I always had my update feature turned off.

    The point is this article only proves that people (bloggers and reviewers) are at this point just looking for a reason to criticize windows 8. Doesn't matter anymore if the reason is real or imaginary. And chances are you will have to charge before you use it.

    Updates have always been there in all devices across all platforms. If you recently bought an ipad, chances are you will have updates waiting for you.

    But look, it's windows 8, and it's the end of the world if a new windows 8 device has updates.

    I'm willing to bet soon we will be seeing these monkeys criticize windows 8 because #8 is just 5 numbers away from the unlucky 13 and that the impending red giant that our sun will turn into will be the direct result of metro interface.
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  5. #15


    To criticize means you care, to criticize is good but there are some caveats that come with it. First, it has to be argumented, "I don't like it" does not count as an argument it's just a personal opinion, be it about art or whatever. Unsubstantiated, uninformed and opinionated criticizing is detrimental to the critic as his work can not be taken seriously. Those "copy-paste" critics are probably the worst kind, they mostly do not even have their own opinion, let alone knowledge of what are they talking about.
    Yes, I do not like some paintings, some music, books, films or whatever but honestly, I can't say they are good or bad without knowing a lot about their respective genres.
    So much for my opinion of those "critics" to which I can not give any creditability as that comes under general cultural education which they obviously lack.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Wow, this article is just so full of holes the size of which you could drive a one of those Quarry Dump Trucks through
    I am not even going to start and try to explain them all.
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