Every once in a while I fire up an older Windows 10 PC, mostly to play games. Unfortunately, because it doesn’t get used much, it normally needs to run updates. And I officially hate running updates on Windows machines.

At this point in my life, most of my work is done on Linux. I understand the operating system relatively well, and I generally understand what an update will do to my computer.

Windows updates are too opaque. I can read what Microsoft tells me about them. But I can only delay installation. I can’t choose to never update (and expect things to work right).

I’m currently attempting to get my system functional again, so that I can play a game with a friend. And at this point I’m a whole freaking 75 minutes into troubleshooting and updating…

Anyhow. Rant complete. For now.

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