New hashtag: #WaaH

by Volker Weber

ZZ20E3E2CF

I propose a new hashtag: #WaaH. We know SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). WaaH stands for Windows as a Hobby.

I have now spent hours on trying to install a Windows 10 cumulative update. I even tried installing a standalone installer, which isn't so easy when you are in a reboot loop of install/rollback. I have waited for a new cumulative update - which also did not install. I have done the System File Check (sfc) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) routine, to no avail. Can't reboot anymore without going through an install/roll back cycle each time.

So I am shutting the Surface 3 down for good. One day I might do a full Windows restore & update cycle. Or update to a new machine. This one is broken, although I never installed anything but fixes and apps from the Windows store.

This is a Microsoft problem that needs to be addressed at scale. I am not alone.

Comments

Echt schade, an sich ein klasse Gerät, wobei das ja nicht das Problem ist. Selbiges wird hoffentlich unter dem Stichwort UUP (unified update platform, https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/11/03/introducing-unified-update-platform-uup/) adressiert.

Achja, Dein Surface 3 installiere ich Dir gern neu - dauert aber sicher ein wenig 😇 Wobei der eingebaute Refresh echt nicht lange dauert, aber Arbeit bedeutet.

Hubert Stettner, 2016-11-18

Or if you have to use it at work, Windows As A Holdup

Bill Brown, 2016-11-18

Hubert, Microsoft muss das lösen, ohne dass man Stunden auf sowas verballert.

Volker Weber, 2016-11-18

Volker, keine Frage. Mit 'dauert ein wenig' dachte ich auch so an ein, zwei Jahre 😇

Hubert Stettner, 2016-11-18

Meine Erwartung ist, dass Microsoft den Grund für das Scheitern des Updates findet und dann löst, sodass das nächste Update funktioniert. Du kannst nicht dauernd Updates rausschieben und mit dem User russisches Roulette spielen.

Volker Weber, 2016-11-18

I've been through this three times on two machines in the last few months. This the machine that I earn my living on so I've given up on Windows 10 and gone back to Windows 7. There are things I miss but not the hours of effort to get productive again.

Colin Williams, 2016-11-18

You are not alone.

Microsoft cut something like 3000 jobs in the software testing and assurance area just as they were moving to this "continuously updating" model.

Not good, for M$ or the customer.

Craig Wiseman, 2016-11-18

Well, my issue is not quality. Mistakes are unavoidable, even with 3000 more testers. My issue is the fact that Windows 10 is unable to recover from these mistakes without sending the user on a hunt.

Volker Weber, 2016-11-19

Recent comments

Volker Weber on Recording video on iPhone with Buetooth headset at 00:01
Gregory Engels on Recording video on iPhone with Buetooth headset at 22:41
Martin Hiegl on Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining at 17:45
Markus Dierker on Recording video on iPhone with Buetooth headset at 08:25
Volker Weber on Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining at 22:48
Maximilian von Hulewicz on Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining at 08:09
Andreas Weinreich on Withings ECG :: Erste Eindrücke at 21:30
Andy Mell on Very fast October update for Galaxy S10 at 18:56
Volker Weber on Withings ECG :: Erste Eindrücke at 16:53
Bernd Fellerhoff on Withings ECG :: Erste Eindrücke at 15:23
Stanislaus Landeis on iCloud Drive file sharing delayed until spring 2020 at 12:55
Volker Weber on AirPlay 2 richtig verwenden at 11:52
Matthias Welling on AirPlay 2 richtig verwenden at 09:30
Volker Weber on AirPlay 2 richtig verwenden at 23:10
Steve Smillie on Very fast October update for Galaxy S10 at 21:58
Ragnar Schierholz on AirPlay 2 richtig verwenden at 21:34
Ragnar Schierholz on Withings ECG :: Erste Eindrücke at 18:05
Peter Meuser on Endlich habe ich Samsung DeX kapiert at 17:00
Torsten Pinkert on Very fast October update for Galaxy S10 at 16:45
Christian Tillmanns on Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining at 16:17
Armin Auth on Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 #stuffthatworks at 11:49
Maximilian von Hulewicz on Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining at 10:06
Markus Mews on Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 #stuffthatworks at 09:27
Christian Tillmanns on Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining at 07:44
Federico Hernandez on Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 #stuffthatworks at 18:52

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 07:59

visitors.gif

buy me coffee

Paypal vowe