plaques wrote: ↑
20 Nov 2017, 15:13
Yes China that's exactly where I was on 1703 everything up-to-date then on the 19 Nov came the 'configuring' and I was suckered into this missed update. Version 1709. Have a look in your > settings.> updates, but don't go any further or you'll never talk to me again.
I was offered the update to Version 1709 yesterday so I had to try it. It was like when you see a notice 'Wet paint - do not touch' - I thought about your warning but still went ahead.
I started at 1am and left it running whilst I watched a movie. The movie was boring and at 3.30am I woke up and the new version was installed, so it took <2.5 hours. I use a laptop with a monitor attached with an HDMI lead. My laptop had the usual rock solid display but the monitor was flickering like crazy. No matter what I did, such as changing the monitor resolution and refresh rates, I couldn't get a stable display. Removing the HDMI lead gave a steady 'No signal' display. I switched everything off and left it until this morning. 7 hours later I started up from cold. Again the laptop display was steady but not the monitor. Like you, P, I went back to the previous version which was quickly installed and runs perfectly.
Why would Microsoft release such a buggy version? The message I got was 'Thank you for trying this version'
when I opted to restore the previous version.
The good news is that I've now tried out the recovery option <Go back to a previous version> on Windows 10 and it restored things in a few minutes. Almost as good as my old Mac, which has been consigned to the scrap heap, and the old Windows Vista Ultimate which restored in 12 minutes.