New hashtag: #WaaH

by Volker Weber


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.


Echt schade, an sich ein klasse Gerät, wobei das ja nicht das Problem ist. Selbiges wird hoffentlich unter dem Stichwort UUP (unified update platform, 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

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