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yet again a win10 update that failed 3 times so far cause it tells me i have to manually remove virtual PC 2007 because it's not compatible with the 1709 update just released.

Funny thing is, it isnt listed in the uninstall program list or under any updates, so i install revo uninstaller ( recomended on the MS forums) it too cant find it.

Some how, windows update is finding it and windows it's self cant, nor can i.......

And as usual my thunderbird email icon disappeared from the statusbar , yet another win10 update breaking things.....  first it was OBS, then 3dsmax exporter, now a thunderbird add-on .. and the most recent update hasn't even been installed yet, it been 3 failed attempts....

So far 3 programs broke, 1 fixed, turns out one of thunderbirds add-ons needed to be disabled then restarted thunderbird, re-enabled the add-on, then restarted thunderbird again.... the icon seems to be working again.

This is really getting tiring and annoying, every damn update, something gets broke.....

So tomorrow i'll be on the MS support site hopping to get a MS tech guy to fix it, or more likely tell me it mite be fixed and it wont be, just as it has happened before...
Created on: 2 years ago
Edited on: 2 years ago
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So.. found the issue and fixed it myself..

Turns out virtualpc 2007 WASN'T installed in win10, but it was installed and uninstalled in win7..

You see i have a dual boot setup with win7 & win10..

Apparently win10 update scans your harddrive for non-compatible software and ASSUMES if found that it's also installed as part of win10.

SO the cure was to bootup into win7 search for virtualpc 2007 and found 2 directorys named ( can you guess ) deleted them both ( apparently the uninstall process for virtualpc wasn't so clean and left 2 directorys behind ) so rebooted back to win10.

Bobs your uncle, the win10 1709 installed properly this time..

I cant say if this is an intentional process by MS to remove ALL traces of non compatible software from our computers even if it's not install in win10 it's self.. I mean MS is very much a bully when it comes to forcing people or, at least trying and even installing things on our computer without telling us about it, just to get what it wants and to upgrade to win10..

So this win10 update process also indirectly effects installed programs under win7 in my dual boot system...

I guess it would make to much sense just to check win10 ONLY installed programs.......... that's not good enough, we're not allowed to have them period on our system.
Created on: 2 years ago
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Yet another issue, not so serious this time, just noticed this morning, that the icon for sketchup v8 was missing from the win10 start menu.....  

I have 2 both version 8 & 2016 installed and both icons on the start menu.. apparently the win10 update decided for me to remove v8's icon..

I searched and found a link to v8, so it seems it wasn't uninstalled, but the icon was moved to a folder called windows.old***

I can only guess win10 update figures i don't need 2 versions or want 2 versions, v8 still works, just became hidden.. so i'll be installing it again just to be sure and hope it doesnt go missing again.... F*&&&*^&*^&ing MS...
Created on: 2 years ago
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Windows updates most of the time do more harm than help, i remember when i updated windows 10 to the windows 10 creators update, my SketchUp 2016 stopped working completely, there were horrible lags and glitches also reverting back to the original was a pain,
if you don't think you need updates its better to just keep them off.

when I was using linux mint it at least warned me for potentially dangerous updates.
Created on: 2 years ago
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