Windows 10 Update Annoyances

Windows 10 Updates for Your PC

It seems like every few weeks, Windows 10 Updates put you through the same annoyances.  First, it’s the annoying 5 minute delay right when you go to log-in.  There’s a reason we run our multi-time-per-week automatic reboots via Peeps’ System Monitor — it’s so Windows Updates can process and install after-hours, when our customers aren’t trying to use their computers to run their business.

Now, Windows 10 waits until you go to log-in — this is not what employees and store owners want to see when they first get in:

Windows 10 Updates for Your PC

Windows 10 Updates Might Take Several Minutes

Windows 10 Updates

And if that isn’t annoying to see every few weeks/months, you’re then prompted (rather, employees are) to “finish setting up your device.”  And you can’t “cancel” it — you get the choice to be reminded later, or to continue:

Windows 10 Updates Finish Setting Up Your Device

So they’re telling you right then and there, they’re going to keep nagging you about this.  So, if you click Continue, you’re now asked to create a new Microsoft Account:

Windows 10 Updates Sign In With Microsoft

No!  The systems are configured using Local Accounts and these businesses do not want to use a “cloud account”!

So again, when someone wonders why we haven’t forced in-field ‘upgrades’ of Windows 7 systems to Windows 10, it’s the constant annoyances like this we’re helping consignment stores avoid.  There’s a reason why Microsoft provides the ESU (Extended Security Updates) program for Windows 7 Professional, through 2023 and we’ll utilize this for as many stations as possible, to keep systems secure, but more importantly, more-stable than Windows 10 has proven to be.

I am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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