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  • Vista is broken

    Posted on November 25th, 2016 at 05:23 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I haven’t been keeping up on Vista. This from reader AB:

    Nobody seems to have noticed that Microsoft have broken Windows Vista.  Almost any Vista machine that I encounter (I earn my living fixing computers) has not managed to install the regular Windows Updates since June.  What is worse, if the machine has an internet connection then process svchost rapidly builds-up to using an entire core (so typically 50% CPU) usage in a vain attempt to find updates.  This waste of a CPU core continues for as long as the computer remains on.  This ought to be a big scandal but all the experts (like yourself) have moved-on from Vista so it has passed unnoticed.

    Anybody else having problems?

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