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    Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    It seems someone in the marketing department used to work for Ronseal.

    They could just use the same scheme Ubuntu use for releases without the alliterative part making this version 18.04.

    Helpfully Winver reports this as version 1803, so it's the April update with a March version number that may yet end up being released in May. Good job MS.

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Yeah they could have just solved the update situation by going Windows 10 feature update # as it would just get 1 higher each time they have a major update.

    The current 'april' name will have issues next year as there's no date mentioned.

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Dark mode all of the things! I don't know why I prefer it so much but at least there's something to look forward to. Usually Windows updates give me a grim expression and a sense of apprehension.

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Can you not just create this yourself and save it as a Theme, or something?

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Microsoft is confusing customers with their update name schemes similar to how intel introduced Gold, Platinum etc schemes. Why not be simple?

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Dark mode all of the things! I don't know why I prefer it so much but at least there's something to look forward to. Usually Windows updates give me a grim expression and a sense of apprehension.
    Me too. I wonder which bit of hardware is going to start playing up. Whilst I appreciate that a lot of this isn't so much the fault of MS (hardware manufacturers have plenty of notice but equally you can't expect them to keep updating drivers for a printer that was a budget model when it was bought 5 years ago) but with the old system you weren't forced to update.

    With a phone you get all excited about new features, with a Mac, nearly always get new features and they just work (although the latest one has slowed mine down a lot but it's 6 years old and declared obsolete). With Windows, the update almost always manages to just get in the way. Especially when you next boot up and it spends ages finishing off the update that you left it running last night to install... IF YOU NEEDED TO REBOOT TO FINISH THE UPDATE, WHY DIDN'T YOU DO IT AT THE TIME WHEN IT LEFT YOU TO IT BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T INCONVENIENCE ME AT THAT TIME?! Phones give you the option of downloading now, later or never, downloading when on wifi only and then installing overnight when it won't be a problem. Macs let you do it all at your convenience and as a matter of choice but Windows forces you into it and then gets in your way as well as breaking things as it goes.

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Microsoft is confusing customers with their update name schemes similar to how intel introduced Gold, Platinum etc schemes. Why not be simple?
    Because 'simple' doesn't drive sales...

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Microsoft is confusing customers with their update name schemes similar to how intel introduced Gold, Platinum etc schemes. Why not be simple?
    It's just "another Microsoft update" to most customers anyway, no?

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    Re: Imminent Windows 10 feature update dubbed the ‘April Update’

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Me too. I wonder which bit of hardware is going to start playing up. Whilst I appreciate that a lot of this isn't so much the fault of MS (hardware manufacturers have plenty of notice but equally you can't expect them to keep updating drivers for a printer that was a budget model when it was bought 5 years ago) but with the old system you weren't forced to update.
    I already know each and every single update what is going to play up on two completely different computers, every time I update it kills the Ethernet connection, requiring a restart to resolve. Which is fine on my PC as it does this quickly, but on my poor old I5 750 PC it already takes forever to do the restart and finish off updating part, let alone the restart.

    I also had a brilliant bug on the first major update for Windows 10, it wouldn't bring up the password box on first start, requiring a complete restart each and every time. That one got rolled back pretty damn quick.

    Why do I feel like I'm a beta tester for MS?

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