I've retained reams of old net/net searches from years ago when there literally were hundreds of qualifiers, usually, but not always after markets have turned south.
This is a different time, but, if and when markets suffer some downside turbulence, we will again see the ranks of net/nets grow.
You've got to wonder whether there's an activist fight brewing.
Update, May 15: With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has largely addressed the forced updates that often resulted in lost work.
This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread.
Investment techniques come and go, but one of my favorites for distressed names, companies trading below net current asset value (or "net/nets") is seemingly on its last legs, at least at this point in the U. It is a Ben Graham based technique that I'd devoted an entire website to several years ago.
That's probably why Microsoft has -- controversially -- decided to make Windows 10 an automatically-updating OS.Windows 10 automatically checks for, downloads and installs new updates to your PC -- whether you like it or not.This new feature is actually pretty convenient for most users, but not everyone wants their operating system updated on Microsoft's schedule.(And it's one of the reasons you might not want to upgrade to Windows 10 just yet.)If you're running a professional version of Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise or Education), you actually can disable automatic updates using the Group Policy editor.But if you -- like most people -- are using Windows 10 Home, you'll need to use workarounds to stave off Windows 10's aggressive automatic updates.