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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Forced Windows 10 updates causing damage to external drives

Based on now numerous reports, many Windows 10 users have experienced total data loss and even hardware damage with USB-connected devices that are being accessed when a Windows 10 "forced update" occurs.

This discussion relating to damage caused by a Windows 10 forced update is just the tip of the iceberg of reported problems.  We have had other reports of the same issue experienced recently by IT professionals.

Automatic updates that slow computers used for business purposes down to a crawl and that can only be marginally controlled are simply an unacceptable approach and must change or else business PC users will ultimately either start to migrate to something else and/or stay far, far away from Windows 10 to the greatest extent possible.  The current level of control with respect to these updates remains dismal at best making Windows 10 the least stable operating system that Microsoft has released perhaps in its history.

While our software runs on everything released by Microsoft to date, we cannot recommend the use of Windows 10 (Professional) because of its overall poor performance in multiple respects and because of the lost time and potential havoc its forced updates create.   Your maintenance and supports costs will be higher with Windows 10 and for marginal benefit.

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