Re: An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>

Well you can restore or I should reset a PC with W 10 with Narrator.


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From: <> on behalf of Jackie <abletec@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:56:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] An important message about Microsoft Windows 10 updates
But, as I suspect you already know, Brian V, catastrophic failure for
a blind person & catastrophic failure for a sighted person are 2 very
different things, if only because it can be difficult to restore the
computer when there's no speech. Rather like you trying to use 1 w/a
broken monitor (& no speech, lol). Apps like Seeing AI can give you
some idea of what's onscreen, but generally not enough to be useful in
terms of selecting items etc. & sighted help, particularly competent
sighted help,isn't always easy to get. But yes--you're absolutely
right--backups are quintessential.

On 3/13/19, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 04:28 PM, Gene wrote:
>> I suppose that beyond a certain point, the process wouldn't be able to
>> run
>> but I don't recall hearing of updates doing that much damage, although I
>> suppose its possible in rare, perhaps very rare cases.
> And that's exactly what it is.   In the very early days of the 1809 rollout,
> there were some cases of catastrophic damage, and that's why 1809 was
> virtually pulled, for all practical intents and purposes, and when it was
> re-issued the speed of rollout was glacially slow for months.  In this age
> of system health telemetry catastrophic failures are generally detected
> within hours, a day at most, and immediate action to stop things can (and
> has) occurred.
> I have grown very, very weary of the claims that each and every Microsoft
> update, including feature updates, should be viewed with trepidation and an
> expectation that it will cause things to get badly hosed.   That is the very
> rare exception, which, of course, doesn't really matter if it happens to
> you.
> It also points out, again, that if you (any you) care about your data that
> you absolutely must be taking backups.  There are all sorts of things that
> can cause a PC to crash, the most common of which is HDD failure.  But it
> doesn't matter what the root cause might be, really.  If you follow a backup
> protocol and take routine backups you can restore a system in minutes right
> back to the state it was in when the most recent backup was taken (or
> further back in time if you keep several).   Backing up is absolutely the
> cheapest and easiest insurance anyone can have as far as making recovery
> from catastrophic failure as easy as it can be.
> If ever the old saw, "By failing to plan you plan to fail," applies it
> relates to taking full system image backups, plus separate user data
> backups, for personal computers (and not just those running Windows).
> --
> Brian *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
> *A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for
> illusion is deep.*
>           ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

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