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 consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 18+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage hundreds of computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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