Nothing hasty about blaming a fault on Windows 10 updates !!
Well, sadly, it is done way too often. Some folks just refuse to accept that any thing else might be wrong with their computers and are all too eager to blame Microsoft and Windows Update. But, if they just gave it a few seconds thought, they would realize if it was a Windows Update, it most likely would be affecting many 1000s or even millions of users.
though, admittedly, some were a little old.
were a little
old? LOL And of those, how many were caused by WU? I Googled wordpad slow to open
and found 1 more or less recent hit in the first 3 pages of results and it, from over a year a ago was not about WordPad itself taking a long time to open. But opening a WordPad file that contained a photo took a long time. Admittedly I skimmed but going back years, I could not find anything about WordPad itself taking a long time.
And nothing about the slowdown being caused by a Windows Update.
I am all for putting Microsoft in their place when - when due
. But considering there are ~900 million Windows 10 systems out there, if a Windows Update broke just 1/10th of 1% of the systems, that would be 900,000 broken systems out there. Pretty sure if there were nearly 1 million broken systems out there, those users would be making a LOT of noise. And not just on their own, but due to the amplification of those complaints by all the eager-to-bash bloggers and members of the IT media who are always ready to pounce on MS for any reason.
Microsoft has committed enough blunders and lousy marketing and executive decisions on their own deserving of our wrath. And I'm likely first in line to give it to them. But there's no need to automatically point fingers when we cannot immediately find the cause of other issues. And when that happens, I am often first in line to defend them too.