10-12-2016, 06:13 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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I can't be the only one this has happened to...

After a half hour of composing a response to another thread - I was almost finished re-reading and looking for typos prior to clicking "post" - this dopey Windows computer of mine decides to restart automatically with updates. No warning, Nothing. Just starts shutting down. Sunamaboosh!!! I knew my work would be vanished into nothingness. When it finally restarted, of course, NOTHING. What happened to the warning that Windows would shut down in X # of minutes, with a proviso that you could modify it to suit your needs? This was frustrating. I'm relaxed now, but MAN, I was sure riled up before.

Thank you for listening Undecided

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 10-12-2016, 06:29 AM
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Technology can be frustrating - I long for the day when I can throw my smart phone in to the river.

If I know I am going to be writing anything more than a couple sentences I type it in word.  If it crashes hopefully Word backs it up and I don't loose everything.  I have been burned too many times.

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 10-12-2016, 06:55 AM
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Not that this help at all. I had that happen far too many times while working on my college papers. Since then I switched to a Macbook Pro and I've been so much happier. I always used windows products prior, but don't regret switching to apple. Sorry for you dilemma wish I could help.

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 10-12-2016, 07:28 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I switched to MAC years ago.  When it is time for an update it just lets me know it's available.  That way I can download on my schedule.

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 10-12-2016, 07:59 AM
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I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the past 15 years, so I have never had this happen.
I have no idea how folks deal with Windows. Angel

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 10-12-2016, 08:05 AM
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  • iamsms
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  • New Jersey
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(10-12-2016, 07:59 AM)celestino Wrote: I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the past 15 years, so I have never had this happen.
I have no idea how folks deal with Windows. Angel
Linux and Mystic Waters, once you figure it out, there is no going back Smile

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 10-12-2016, 08:05 AM
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(10-12-2016, 07:28 AM)Johnny Wrote: I switched to MAC years ago.  When it is time for an update it just lets me know it's available.  That way I can download on my schedule.

+1

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 10-12-2016, 01:32 PM
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(10-12-2016, 08:05 AM)iamsms Wrote:
(10-12-2016, 07:59 AM)celestino Wrote: I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the past 15 years, so I have never had this happen.
I have no idea how folks deal with Windows. Angel
Linux and Mystic Waters, once you figure it out, there is no going back Smile

Biggrin

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 10-12-2016, 01:50 PM
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(10-12-2016, 08:05 AM)iamsms Wrote:
(10-12-2016, 07:59 AM)celestino Wrote: I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the past 15 years, so I have never had this happen.
I have no idea how folks deal with Windows. Angel
Linux and Mystic Waters, once you figure it out, there is no going back Smile

Hahaha

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 10-13-2016, 11:18 AM
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(10-12-2016, 08:05 AM)iamsms Wrote:
(10-12-2016, 07:59 AM)celestino Wrote: I have been using Ubuntu Linux for the past 15 years, so I have never had this happen.
I have no idea how folks deal with Windows. Angel
Linux and Mystic Waters, once you figure it out, there is no going back Smile

Linux Mint 18, LibreOffice Writer, etc. Less glitzy than Mac but rock-solid stable.

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