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Software Update Hell

Software seems to need constant updating these days here’s what I’m updating:-

  • Windows 7 service pack 1 : keeps refusing to install for various reasons
  • WordPress 3.2.1 but some of my sites only had Mysql 4.x so I had to first upgrade to MySQL5.x
  • Blackberry Curve 9300 : Although the phone is new, I’ve been downloading huge updates
  • Virus Checkers etc etc

I was also bedeviled by those warning screens “Are you sure you want to continue” which disappeared behind other windows and left me wondering why an update was taking so long!.

I always say yes to updates if only to get rid of them, but gosh I would actually like to use my Netbook, Blackberry etc!!

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  1. rkumar
    August 30th, 2011 at 16:42 | #1

    zzapper
    I have been a great fan of your vim tips for many years (wrote to you once long back). Just found your zsh and other cheats/tips. However, I am surprised that you use a Windows machine and not Linux or a Mac.
    Anyway, thanks for your cheatsheets.

  2. admin
    August 30th, 2011 at 19:38 | #2

    Hi rKumar
    It’s the old problem , so many of my clients use Windoze! I have to stay with it

  3. eloyesp
    April 5th, 2013 at 21:03 | #3

    May be you can use ninite (http://ninite.com/), it will no work with every program/platform, but do a great job with some of them getting rid of the questions and toolbars. (they didn’t pay me for this post, but they should 🙁 )

  4. admin
    April 6th, 2013 at 15:27 | #4

    I’m trying it now! Seems really cool and dead simple as well.

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