Windows 10


#3972

We had a similar problem with AoE a few months ago. Turns out they servers had been friend by a massive thunderstorm.

Something g similar might be going on.


#3973

Policy of hard refusal to interact with Windows store reaffirmed!


#3974

Did they put up a new version?


#3975

The aoe definitive edition affected me months ago too. It was just that specific game at the time where it lay broken an entire long weekend.

The ms store/games for windows sucks.


#3976

The problem with AE DE back then was title specific I mean. I can download/install/reinstall/purchase again today.


#3977

Was it? I thought it coincided with a huge outage at their servers.


#3978

It might have been! I’d be curious if you have any links/sources on the post-mortem for that? I also remember it affecting the odd other app like Dropbox.

Re: Torrex, Finebits has a 73% bundle (Torrex Pro, Metro Commander Pro, 8 Zip Pro and Internet Browser Pro for Xbox One) off sale right now. Is this worth $12.79 CAD?


#3979

Sadly, I did look, but I couldn’t find the right search terms.
I do remember Windows Weekly talking about it around the same time, which is why I think they are connected.

Something about how a thorough back up system bit them in the butt.


#3980

Wait what… there’s a market for selling a torrent client?


#3981

Well of course. You could copy one from your friends onto a 5 1/4" floppy, but I can’t think of any other way you could get one.


#3982

No, don’t copy that floppy!


#3983

That’s Office 365 rather than Windows, but I’d be unsurprised to find similar issues with the OS.


#3984

They pretty much covered Win10 already, MS is extremely transparent about Win10 telemetry as of 2018. You can see what’s being transmitted and even examine the contents of each payload.

What they don’t allow you to do it turn it off. But they are transparent.


#3985

Couldn’t have happened to nicer people, hopefully it ends in a record fine.

And just maybe, that will make them rethink the Win10 disable telemetry noption.


#3986

I certainly hope so. It’s annoying having to run Shutup10 again after every update.

Same with Nvidia’s driver telemetry. I disable that crap every time too.


#3987

It’s insane to me that the Windows updater doesn’t tell you why you’re not getting the latest major update. All it would need to say is that you should update or uninstall these apps to get the October update, then list them.

As it stands, I have no idea why I’m not getting the October update, and I don’t want to risk forcing the install since everything is running OK right now.


#3988

It sounds like, despite MS un-freezing the October rollout a few weeks ago, very very few users actually have it (like, less than 5%) from what I read earlier.


#3989

They said they were going to be very conservative about the rollout.

While the April Update had the fastest Windows 10 update rollout velocity, we are taking a more measured approach with the October Update, slowing our rollout to more carefully study device health data. We will offer the October Update to users via Windows Update when data shows your device is ready and you will have a great experience. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we will not install the update until that issue is resolved, even if you “Check for updates,” so you avoid encountering any known problems. For those advanced users seeking to install the update early by manually using “Check for updates” in settings, know that we are slowly throttling up this availability, while we carefully monitor data and feedback.


#3990

This is smart, but the lack of transparency is not. They should be reporting why I am not getting the update.


#3991

Does Microsoft still sell OS installation disks, or is everything online now? I keep getting questions at work because we used to sell them here (but before my time).