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lamar

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I can not post or reply. help is needed

after, faiilng. several times today, it worked this time. crazy thing

still can't reply to posts
 
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SecondHandSmoker

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The last time I did a "winders" update, it nearly bricked my 12 yo laptop.
Good thing I still remembered some dos command line stuff and BIOS...though, it took me a while.
 

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The last time I did a "winders" update, it nearly bricked my 12 yo laptop
Yeah. I agree. One of my collateral jobs in the Navy was squadron QA officer. I learned to recognize patterns of failure. After three computers became bricks between September and January after updates, I stopped ALL automatic updates. That was a failure pattern. If I was a computer manufacturer and wanted people to justify a new computer, when is the perfect period to do so? Think about it.

I have one Windows 7 computer that I NEVER use online, refuse to update, and it chugs along fine for the one recipe program I use it for.
 
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SecondHandSmoker

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Yeah. I agree. One of my collateral jobs in the Navy was squadron QA officer. I learned to recognize patterns of failure. After three computers became bricks between September and January after updates, I stopped ALL automatic updates. That was a failure pattern. If I was a computer manufacturer and wanted people to justify a new computer, when is the perfect period to do so? Think about it.

I have one Windows 7 computer that I NEVER use online, refuse to update, and it chugs along fine for the one recipe program I use it for.

I certainly agree.
My 12 yo laptop is not "compatiable" with Windows 11 and I have no plans to buy a new PC just to have the latest new thing.
I really don't want to knock MS, but everything after XP seems to be junk.
I had a custom rig that ran XP Pro 64 bit (Anvil) before 64 bit became mainstream.
I wish I had kept that PC since it was stable mable.
 

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