You got it, too, unless you're within the Apple/Mac ecosystem or are some kinda *nixer. Twenty minutes of "Windows is updating. Do not turn off your computer" and a count that reached "48% done" twice.
Twenty minutes of my life that I'm not going to get back. At least I was running hot water into the bathtub and eating breakfast while I watched the spinning dots.
And once it is all over, after I have found out the battery in my hand-me-down iPad is dead and my Surface RT has decided it doesn't want to play nice with the Bluetooth keyboard (a Lofree, excellent keyboard but they keep tweaking the colors and raising the price), then the machine boots and I learn it has All! New!! FE4TURZ!!! none of which I wanted.
Where's the "patch the problems but leave the rest of it alone" option? I'm getting along with Windows 10 pretty well, almost as well as with its predecessors, though never as well as with MS-DOS and certainly not as comfortably as I did with CP/M. (Oh, how I miss CP/M and the tiny computers it ran on, which forced programmers to write tight code if they wanted the stuff to run at all; but I digress and besides, it didn't do color or pictures, which makes it about the same as landline telegraphy to the modern mind).
It's 2018 and my computer's into self-improvement. Physical Jerks on the telescreen are next, I suppose, and participation is mandatory.
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