|Subject||Posted By||Forum||Category||Last Activity||Activity|
||adamjarvis||Microsoft||Windows||2 years ago||
||adamjarvis||General Discussion||Windows||2 years ago||
Microsoft Windows 10 ISO / Media Creation Tool Page is currently down for what looks like a page update to add Windows 10 Creators Fall 16299.15 RTM to the Media Creation Tool.
Remember too folks, oddly, the easiest way to download the actual ISO is using a Mac or Linux, because you are then given the direct option of bypassing the crappy Media Creation Tool to download the ISO, i.e. Firefox etc allows resumes, if you lose connection.
Who’d have thought using Linux or Mac would be easier ;). Linux based tools have been my go to tools, to image Windows for years. I would have given up on Windows long ago without the ability to image the whole system with tools like the linux based version of Paragon Hard Disk Manager.
Looking forward to as ever, using the slow painful ‘clunky bag of nails’ Windows Update. Nothing changes.
So used to Microsoft filling the Update History with failed updates due to lack of disk space (SSD) or just the user shutting down the PC at the wrong time, as a security update (not a feature update) is installed, or just removing the Update History completely. MS could learn a lot from the way Linux applies its updates, especially regards the time it takes on Windows.
Linux Mint released its latest version(s) of it’s Desktop OS this morning. I’ve just installed Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. It took less than 10 minutes to fully install (with LibreOffice to boot), fully updated using the USB ISO. In a word, the new desktop is superb.
I use Windows 10 (1607/1703), Windows 7 SP1, macOS Sierra, and Linux (various) during my working week / home. Running 18.1 along side 18.2, it’s difficult to describe what has been done to the desktop, but Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon has suddenly got the je ne sais quoi, in this release.
The desktop has suddenly got familar, and feels very robust, which is more than I can say for Windows 10.
Windows Update has just become an embarassment in the amount of time it takes. I’m so fed up with switches I use all time, buried deeper and deeper into the interface, to stop users accessing them. Windows defender ‘to off’ – I’m looking at you. Privacy settings take forever to switch everything off.
My current Pet hate is Windows 10 updates mark themselves in update history as failed to install, if you just decide to just reboot while Windows update is working in the background. FFS Microsoft, Windows can't tell the difference between a user rebooting and an update failing?
Windows Update History needs it’s own editor, so you can delete this garbage from the logs. If anyone worked on my Windows machine and gave it me with failed updates in the log, I throw it back at them, and say sort it properly.
Windows is just not user friendly anymore. Windows 10 is becoming User Hostile, if anything.