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My computer is installing 212 updates...

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jbjbjatw · 24/08/2015 15:21

...would I be U to swear profusely at it? It's my first day back from holiday. Internet and e-mail have been intermittent all day and now (presumably in an attempt to put this right) I've unexpectedly had to download many very slow updates. To think I gave up getting soaked in soggy Somerset for this!

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MoonriseKingdom · 24/08/2015 15:30

Windows I presume? Grin

Get a Mac - much less stress


jbjbjatw · 24/08/2015 15:34

Yes Windows-how did you guess Smile

I would love a Mac, but not sure I could ever persuade my manager to let me get one!

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MoonriseKingdom · 24/08/2015 15:41

Commiserations - the computers in my (NHS) workplace are painfully slow Smile


AlphabetStew · 24/08/2015 15:43

Yanbu - that sucks. Have a Brew (or two) while you're waiting.


ShitHotAwesome · 24/08/2015 15:47

Sympathy from me - am back in the office after a couple of weeks of working on my Mac and need to install Windows 10.



NeedMoreSleepOrSugar · 25/08/2015 13:19

Ahh, I'm heading back to work soon after a year's maternity leave. I dread to think how long it'll be before my pc is actually usable!


TheVeryHungryPreggo · 25/08/2015 13:24

It's ok, OP, MN has been down so you've missed nothing really and had a chance to do some unpacking!


ProcrastinatorGeneral · 25/08/2015 14:53

If you're as 'lucky' as I was, you'll get to about 98% of config and then it'll barf and spend two hours reverting all the changes and make you do it all again. After a week of it being an arse I ended up doing 200+ updates in batches of 3-5 as it just wouldn't work any other way. Waiting on the windows 10 download next, which I'm sure will be joyous!


jbjbjatw · 25/08/2015 16:17

After installing yet more updates all day today it decided to start doing another 200 at home time! I had to pick up DS so have left it clanking away-slightly scared about what I'll find tomorrow morning. Thank you all for your replies though-in a (slightly mean) way it makes me feel better to know I'm not alone Smile

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LumpySpacedPrincess · 25/08/2015 16:27

Get a Mac or a Chromebook / Chromebox Smile


CigarsofthePharoahs · 25/08/2015 16:40

I feel this pain.
Our main PC had a bit of a frotz last year, had to replace the hard drive and reload windows.
Now installing 2,194 updates.....
It took three restarts.


LurkingHusband · 25/08/2015 17:12

Imagine this on a network of 1,000 PCs. All trying to update at the same time - strangling the internet connection, and unable to be used.

One reason why turning PCs off at night is less common in big companies.


haveabreakhaveakitkat · 25/08/2015 17:20

I've just got a chromebook and I'm totally in love. No noisy/hot fan and no updates!

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