'Why is this guy always carrying around his laptop on his shoulder?' 'Oh, that's a Dell-user, now he can hear if his laptop is off and stays off...' 🐵
use to be able to change USB setting in device manager, whether or not the USB did anything in sleep mode. dont remember how, tht was windows 7 days. but i had switched one of mine to stay on to charge my MP3 player while in sleep mode. if ur not plugged in i guess u could run the battery down, but, a lil MP3 player probably wouldnt do much.
***, guess what? MS just pushed an update and now I can only boot to a fricking blue screen :-((( I am so tired of this new Windows, so extremely tired. It happened after applying the brand new KB3081441 and KB 3081444. This whole Windows is a total joke and we as end users are left in the dark. Yes, am extremely *** of now!!!
oh man, that sux. i got my laptop set as metered, so it doesnt download no updates until i press download. can u keep us updated on what's goin on. ill w8 on those obviously. how are u gonna boot to windows and stuff like that?
gonna be out of town tomorrow but gonna keep watching for wts what.
also there is a new program , that u can use to block updates that cause problems. ill look it up and send a link, if u get back to normal, whatever that is..
After some reboots I got a generous offer to do a system recovery. Unfortunately, windows keeps trying to install those updates again and again. Dejavu all over. I am FURIOUS. Is no one from Dell actually checking those forums?
ur on a laptop right.. u need switch to metered connection. it will check for updates , but wont download till u press download. its in settings / network and internet / advanced options. it will not affect anything but those upgrades. i think tho, its up to u to ck for updates, which do every day and night anyway.
also here is the page to that program i mentioned, letting u hide updates, which means stop them from being available to ur machine.
if u can, would appreciate any info u can share abt how u fixed or whatever is goin on
Thanks for the tip, found that one also. BUT I am also stubborn. I paid €1100-something for a laptop of good quality and reputation. That this just half a year old machine can't work with Windows 10 would be ridiculous. So I kept thinking. First of all on one of those bluescreens in some reboots was mentioned the very cryptic error VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR. After doing a system restore to a moment just before installing those updates everything worked fine again.
You have to know that - on advise of MS themselves - I run the standard NVIDIA-drivers installed by Windows. This because last week NVIDIA's own full fledged-drivers led to a continuous reboot-loop after another bodged (botched? I always forget, not native English) proposturous update failure. To my surprise the Windows-drivers - obviously made by NVIDIA themselves - adviced me to do a driver-update. Since I have nothing to loose anyway I installed that one, so now I had an official NVIDIA-driver installed. I made again a system restore point after a restart, since everything worked fine. Then I installed those pesky updates again and... it worked! Smooth, quick and fast without a hickup. Conclusion: this time Windows' OWN drivers messed up an update. If it wouldn't be so frustrating sad it would be comical. But for that I am not in the mood.
I hope this mega-crash didn't destruct essential system files, and that system restore protected me enough. Because installing AGAIN? no thanks. I do have HD images lying here from today and yesterday, but if it is not really necessary I will not put those back. Since this procedure might introduce a whole boatload of other problems. 😕 Let's keep our fingers crossed. Every update will be an adventure from now one, I am afraid.