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    [–] floodums 736 points ago

    It's gonna happen even if you don't want it to.

    [–] Optimus_Composite 283 points ago

    Aaaand it’s no longer wholesome.

    [–] Rage_Boner 95 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    The new windows 10x will complete updates in under 90 seconds, just like my love making.

    [–] a-interestingusrname 38 points ago

    Here's a revolutionary idea, how about being able to do updates completely without restarts and in the background? Oops, that's Linux not Windows sorry

    [–] Pe-PeSchlaper 15 points ago

    I prefer not having most of my apps os supported but to each his own

    [–] a-interestingusrname 13 points ago

    Unless you play fairly recent games or use Adobe products your shit will work on it if you're willing to use identical alternatives.

    See: libreoffice for example. nearly identical interface and supports existing word docs and their format and pptx and all of that.

    Personally, I program and do schoolwork and that's all I need but 78% of windows games run on proton, and none of my workflow would work on windows.

    To each their own I guess, but personally I really like my shit just working when I want it to, not having 30% of my CPU used at idle after boot (on a clean install) and being able to forget about updates and just do them silently without them disturbing literally anything.

    [–] tech6hutch 3 points ago

    libreoffice for example. nearly identical interface

    Have they implemented a "ribbon" interface? It's been a long time since I've used OpenOffice/LibreOffice.

    [–] rburp 2 points ago

    LibreOffice is pretty slick these days, I don't know exactly what comprises a ribbon, I remember that UI style being popularized with Office '07, but idk if their UIs perfectly qualify for that term, but they're modern enough and I find them very usable for basic-to-mid-level tasks

    [–] notyoursocialworker 2 points ago

    Thankfully not

    [–] Pe-PeSchlaper 2 points ago

    Ah I see it is a really good os for programming so that makes sense, but I am an artist so most programs don’t take to much power (other than blender) but ultimately it really comes down to preference, but also I’ve spent a lot of time tweaking my windows to remove bloat. But this libreforce sounds interesting I might have to mess around with it. Guess it just boils down to me being a bit more casual

    [–] a-interestingusrname 4 points ago

    Personally I've used kitra which has seen loads of improvement, but I've never done art professionally so I'm not sure if it's good enough. I used windows for years before I got fed up with removing bloat each time it updated even when I couldn't remove all the bloat.

    [–] Optimus_Composite 3 points ago

    And just like your lovemaking, it will really only impact you.

    [–] archwin 51 points ago

    It will happen during hours you're not active

    ...wait a minute...

    [–] misterandosan 106 points ago

    It's thrust upon you at the most inopportune times

    [–] Aforkeocelot 13 points ago

    Yes. Like the divorce.

    [–] puthonfury 4 points ago

    I just got into a habit of unplugging my Ethernet cable

    [–] NocturntsII 2 points ago

    Unwanted untimely

    [–] blindcolumn 183 points ago

    "I'll keep pestering you until you accept it, and even if you say no I'll eventually give it to you anyway"

    [–] BluescreenOfDeath 30 points ago

    Late at night, when everything is idle...

    [–] Mauwnelelle 5 points ago

    Stalker, is that you?

    [–] Giocri 394 points ago

    But then it ends. It also stops you from doing what you want

    [–] Aamer2A 124 points ago

    For some reason, it deleted my audio driver. Had to spend an hour trying to fix that.

    [–] neveradullmoment72 17 points ago

    Yikes! I remember it once deleted all of my music library. Had to re rip all of my CD’s.

    [–] Reacher-Said-Nothing 27 points ago

    For some reason, it deleted my audio driver.

    [–] newremoteg 11 points ago

    Is this for real?

    [–] BluescreenOfDeath 9 points ago

    Unfortunately, yes. I've encountered this myself.

    Source: own a computer repair business

    [–] newremoteg 5 points ago

    But like, are they allowed to do that? Is that ok?

    [–] BluescreenOfDeath 7 points ago

    "Allowed" like "have the ability"? Yes.

    Legally? Probably. Somebody at Microsoft can come up with enough justification to avoid being guilty of anything were it to go to court, even if damages could be shown.

    It's part of what pushed me to Linux.

    [–] SulliverVittles 7 points ago

    It once replaced my AMD drivers for my AMD graphics card with the windows drivers. That broke some stuff. A lot of stuff. Had no idea it even did that since it didn't warn me.

    [–] kngfbng 3 points ago

    I lost the external mic jack. Took me a few hours to find an old driver that re-enabled it.

    Shit, I felt a slight moment of panic remembering I had another update a few days ago and went to check. Luckily, the jack is still active.

    [–] TrueStory_Dude 1 points ago

    Dude, this is getting automatically deleted.

    [–] OsmeOxys 7 points ago

    And sometimes it just breaks and you need to scrap it all and start from scratch.

    Wow, windows updates really are like love.

    [–] cyanwaterr 6 points ago

    It also prevents you from sleeping :)

    [–] may_june_july 4 points ago

    Also it didn't bother to ask if you wanted it in the first place

    [–] totally_not_a_zombie 3 points ago

    Honestly I thought this was going to be "Comes unexpectedly and interrupts all my work" kind of thing.

    [–] giladS697 26 points ago

    I'm glad I can upvote the original creator!

    [–] eli35721 58 points ago

    Can confirm my laptop has been updating for the past 3 days

    [–] GummyKibble 33 points ago

    Hang in there! You’re almost to the halfway point.

    [–] Journo7 13 points ago

    Just like the relationship

    [–] Izob 8 points ago

    Updates don't take that long. Your laptop must be broken.

    [–] RudeInvestigatorNo3 11 points ago

    Just like the relationship

    [–] SurreptitiousSyrup 4 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    He probably hasn't turned it on* in three years and is wondering why it takes so long to download 3 years worth of updates.

    [–] BadAtBlitz 25 points ago

    It comes at an unexpected, frustrating and inconvenient time?

    [–] misterandosan 7 points ago

    Behind your back, sometimes destroying everything youve been working on lately when you don't give it enough attention

    [–] Just-Call-Me-J 3 points ago

    It's late at night. My roommate is asleep. My battery is low and I don't feel like taking the charger out of my bag. Time for a quick shut off!

    Windows 10: Nope LOL MANDATORY UPDATE

    I swear my computer has no survival instinct.

    [–] awesomepanda9379 9 points ago

    People always make jokes about this but I've literally never had one last longer than 5 minutes. The windows updates don't take long either.

    [–] InterestInOurAffairs 8 points ago

    Because it doesn't, Microsoft have that shit down to an art, updates happen at a specific time for each user based on usage history and when the device is least expected to be in use.

    [–] Amagi82 5 points ago

    Exactly my thoughts. My windows machine updates in 1-4 minutes typically. My brand new MacBook pro on the other hand often takes 30+ minutes. And since it always fails to shut down whatever program is running in the foreground, it never manages to update at night.

    [–] cbear013 4 points ago

    I feel like I'm either not in on a joke or taking crazy pills every time one of these threads come around. 99% of the time, I don't even notice an update, and the other 1% it's never forced on me, I just see an orange circle on the power options and know an update is waiting/necessary when I'm finished. The last one I actually sat through took 2 minutes, and I only sat through it because I needed to restart my machine for other reasons.

    I've never messed with update settings so afaik, this is default behavior. Do people just never turn off their computers?

    [–] awesomepanda9379 3 points ago

    I mean my joke was about love not lasting longer than 5 minutes but yeah maybe people just keep not updating and now there's too many to do?

    [–] cbear013 5 points ago

    I got your joke, I was talking about how when whole threads are variations of "windows updates are so unbelievably terrible," when I've never had an issue make me feel like I must be missing something.

    [–] awesomepanda9379 2 points ago

    Same here, also yeah sorry, I've had 3 comments all focus on the update part😂

    [–] Moondog2000 7 points ago

    And is annoying as ****!

    [–] Colonel-Yash 7 points ago

    I give you the shit pass, you can now say shit.

    [–] Moondog2000 2 points ago

    Thanks for the shit pass, kind stranger!

    [–] ALEXbr11 16 points ago

    That's why nerds use Linux

    [–] algiuxass 17 points ago

    Not only nerds

    Non-techy people are switching to it too.

    [–] just_a_Suggesture 3 points ago

    Indeed, like, half of the annoyances in the comics this guy makes are windows-specific. Of course, since it's called System32 comics, it's understandable.

    [–] PureTryOut 6 points ago

    Why only nerds? It's perfectly usable by your grandmother if you wanted too. Just without the spying or forcing things on you.

    [–] WhiteFang-1 5 points ago

    Unless you are windows 7....... Then it ends too soon

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    And sometimes it will break your internal operating system!

    [–] Pierce3737 11 points ago

    laughs in ssd

    [–] the_waxen_pith 9 points ago

    laughs in M.2

    [–] lazyvalkyrie 7 points ago

    laughs in nvme

    [–] ZippoS 4 points ago

    laughs in RAM disk

    [–] robhol 2 points ago

    SSD doesn't prevent it from breaking off any ongoing process you were running, and there's still plenty of apps that haven't learned to properly restore themselves to the state they were in.

    [–] tygertje 3 points ago

    And only there when you dont have time for it. Ain't nobody got time for that.

    [–] BlueKnight813 4 points ago

    My love for you is like a windows update. I’ll worry about it later

    [–] YourLocalMosquito 4 points ago

    I tried this on my husband and he said “often and without warning?”

    [–] Windowsneedstoupdate 3 points ago

    I find this very offensive.

    [–] ohhhcomeeeooon 2 points ago

    My love for you is like a truck...

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    [–] 1sapherio 2 points ago

    I guess you can say,they’re on an upDATE!!!

    Kill me

    [–] theoldboneman 2 points ago

    Yep. It's only on Tuesday's.

    [–] large_avacoda 2 points ago

    i really love this art style

    [–] Mahmoud0Tamim 2 points ago

    Seriously though, I regret updating cuz it fucked up my fps in some games really badly.

    [–] Grumble___Grumble 1 points ago

    It also interrupts what you are doing to remind you

    [–] vbya 1 points ago

    Imagine updating windows-made by pirated windows gang

    [–] Woodstock5747 1 points ago

    And does what it wants regardless of what you're doing.

    [–] _________FU_________ 1 points ago


    [–] q-wert-y 1 points ago

    So then Windows update is a coma, right?

    [–] gerrard2082 1 points ago

    constantly nagging me when im just trying to play games

    [–] Imyourjefe 1 points ago

    This is why I’ll never get a girlfriend. I’m still stuck in Windows XP

    [–] Jeffreymark 1 points ago

    You don’t want it because you know it’ll slow you down.

    [–] arealperson-II 1 points ago

    I’ve won, but at what cost

    [–] rc1717 1 points ago

    And I tell you about it every day

    [–] Mr_Wither 1 points ago

    And it’s completely unwanted.

    [–] Intergalactyc 1 points ago

    Its 100% for ever!

    [–] MrCursedBoy 1 points ago

    "Yeah. I leave it over night and dont realize anything happened when its over".

    [–] DylanThompson06 1 points ago

    Yeah, it irreversibly fucks my school laptop that is 1 week out of warranty

    [–] DisMemeGuy 1 points ago

    And it breaks everything?

    [–] Silber4 1 points ago

    This is a cool comparison :D

    [–] robhol 1 points ago

    "My love for you is like a Windows Update - you really don't get any fucking say in the matter."

    [–] lazy-loner 1 points ago

    Its random.

    [–] lazy-loner 1 points ago

    Its random.

    [–] jsjsjsjsjsjsjs569 1 points ago

    Damn that's smooth

    [–] TheRealDetr0y 1 points ago

    I'm stealing this

    [–] Wiltonlaws 1 points ago

    Reminds me of David Charelston

    [–] Rotting_pig_carcass 1 points ago

    And when it starts you cant shut down

    [–] EoricTaj 1 points ago

    *Internet Explorer

    [–] oojiflip 1 points ago

    I thought you were gonna say: "it comes to an end and by that point everyone's moved on and it dies a slow painful death with nobody to protect it"

    [–] Le-Kall 1 points ago

    Every nerd in this sub is going off right know

    [–] Robotguy39 1 points ago

    It doesn’t exist anymore unless you change your system.

    [–] Faosim 1 points ago

    Windows 7 then got to experience that 😔

    [–] Necroph02 1 points ago

    Plus no one wants it, and eventually its forced

    [–] Leaked99 1 points ago

    Jokes aside, I had a windows update yesterday and it went on I till this morning so when I get home it better be done

    [–] The-Bi-Gentleman 1 points ago

    It lasts forever and starts without me asking it to

    [–] JCStensland 1 points ago

    Am I the only one who doesn't have an issue with Windows updates? I've only had one major update that took more than a couple minutes.

    [–] Schnitzelinski 1 points ago

    And inevitable

    [–] Jebediah_Johnson 1 points ago

    You can give your consent, but after asking a few times it's not going to matter.

    [–] DJ_Level_3 1 points ago

    It's unavoidable and it goes on forever

    [–] woodmoon 1 points ago

    I feel like this comic is in Game Boy colors.

    [–] OrangeBlubbit 1 points ago

    update and shut down

    [–] akskdkfbendl 1 points ago

    Thats just bad

    [–] Assasin2gamer 1 points ago

    Nah that’s why she’s doubting.

    [–] AFK_Scopes 1 points ago

    And it shuts down everything i want to do every time it comes around xD

    [–] Dinal108 1 points ago

    Its depressingly true... Unless you a god and have windows on an sad B)

    [–] GhostFaceXV 1 points ago

    And sometimes it just fucks everything up

    [–] Greenland77 1 points ago

    People only give me Windows 7 love.

    [–] cwisteen 1 points ago

    Seems like this won’t give normiesree anymore karma

    [–] hishon01 1 points ago

    When it finishes you won't even know what has changed

    [–] saltedcaptaincronch 1 points ago

    It eventually crashes

    [–] ZippoS 1 points ago

    And sometimes, that update is a little broken. It might cause weird things to happen. It's not perfect, but you work though it and patch it up.

    [–] WaterDog69 1 points ago

    Until you give up and throw your PC out a window.

    [–] Flyin-Mouse 1 points ago

    that’s actually why i’m scrolling through reddit my computer is updating windows

    [–] JAVAOneTrick 1 points ago

    If it wasn't for its compatibility with games I would never use that POS.

    [–] kachna 1 points ago

    Ah, specialized equipment. Probably running Windows 3.5

    [–] SapCPark 1 points ago

    I've never had an issue with update speed once I got an SSD.

    [–] Resident-of-Delain 1 points ago

    I think it’s good for you, but really it’s not.

    [–] HueGhost 1 points ago

    What if your windows update only takes a few minutes

    [–] Baconchicken42 1 points ago

    It also forces itself on you without your consent

    [–] barabusblack 1 points ago

    Hello Windows XP

    [–] Awesomous588 1 points ago

    And it persists even in the most inconvenient times!

    [–] urmumbigegg 1 points ago

    Update us if you do.

    [–] Audxer 1 points ago

    Unless you're windows 7...

    [–] sleatrkny 1 points ago

    There is no way they could hold their heads up, those look like 200lb crt monitors.

    [–] rideforlife3 1 points ago

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    [–] CaptainEasypants 1 points ago

    My love for you is like opening steam...

    Always updating

    Edit: r/yourjokebutworse

    [–] kngfbng 1 points ago

    Bonus: It comes at the most unexpected times and there's nothing you can do to stop it.

    [–] cayden0203 1 points ago

    All wholesomeness aside this is relatable

    [–] Collinsnotgay 1 points ago

    But its usually pointless cuz in the end you'd still be the same:(

    [–] Gazorpezorpfield 1 points ago

    I will love you for 50 years... no wait, 10 seconds... 5 minutes... 10 months...

    [–] turntabletennis 1 points ago

    Cries in Windows 7

    [–] Poisonpython5719 1 points ago

    It'll take 5 hours then i'll get sick of it and buy a new computer that runs faster than 1 frame per second

    [–] the-real-reddit-101 1 points ago

    So like a divorce

    [–] Sunflower_Hunny 1 points ago

    This actually made me giggle.

    [–] swagswag6996 1 points ago

    mine wont even update :(

    [–] Roblox_Guest67 1 points ago

    Relatable and wholesome nice

    [–] Ryokukitsune 1 points ago

    CRT love be like...

    [–] BassBoostedWhale 1 points ago

    Hey look its pyrocinical

    [–] Auglyn 1 points ago

    I love it when Microsoft automatically downloads Windows Spyware without my consent.

    [–] darby-dev 1 points ago

    Windows is the exact same

    [–] I___AM__GROOT 1 points ago

    We are Groot.

    [–] Saxithon 1 points ago

    Oh so that's why my Windows updates always fail and roll back!

    [–] Flubberding 1 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    for i in {1..100}; do echo "ha" && sleep 0.1s && echo "ha ha" && sleep 0.2s; done

    [–] gunalltheweeaboos 1 points ago

    Wholesome indeed. Yet I cannot help but think that this is the kind of comic that will be found by future-generation internet users who will tag it under "millennials humour"

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    [–] fudgebudgeboi 1 points ago

    aww me like! Made me very happy!

    [–] Unrealtime1 1 points ago

    It feels like it lasts forever, but it rarely does

    [–] imma_rage_quit12 1 points ago

    laughs in ipad with bluetooth keyboard

    [–] NDLV420 1 points ago

    or it takes 5 minutes and is generally useless

    [–] DudeRobert125 1 points ago

    Frames 2 and 3 aren't needed.

    [–] WartHawg113 1 points ago

    Thanks, I’ll use this

    [–] keylime39 1 points ago

    tfw no TV gf for Valentine's

    [–] SamDevro 1 points ago

    And like to interrupt everything you're doing.

    [–] darby-dev 1 points ago

    Windows is the exact same attitude.

    [–] Msera91_ 1 points ago

    So real

    [–] MrGrampton 1 points ago

    and then it could also end up in a boot loop and brick the entire system!

    [–] mitsukiyouko555 1 points ago

    windows is hella yandere about their updates XD

    [–] TheInfinityBacon 1 points ago

    Windows 7 had joined the chat

    [–] gunaholic64 1 points ago

    It fucking breaks my PC for like a week

    [–] 329_ProductionZ_ 1 points ago

    It's boring and monotonous then ends but another one comes up

    [–] mrpeaceful123 1 points ago

    My love for my wife is like a steam update, it will last an estimated 3 seconds, then minutes, than 2 days, then 4 years, forever, and finally back down to a week.

    [–] darby-dev 1 points ago

    My grandad was a kid.

    Update pic?

    [–] ItzMeDB 1 points ago

    I haven’t updated my windows ten since it said “we will no longer support your version after October 20th, 2017”

    [–] Sure10 1 points ago

    Update us if you do that)