Still_Small_Voice Posted May 4, 2017 Report Share Posted May 4, 2017 (edited) I have experienced Windows 10 and I have to say I am no fan. The Windows 2000 graphic user interface looked better than the ugly Windows 10 interface. If this were the only issue with it I would have little problems because I have third party software that could correct it. Reasons I will do my best to avoid a future Windows 10 install: 1) You don't want to be forced to update Windows updates are usually a good thing. Most of them bring important security patches and bug fixes to your device. But that doesn't mean you should update your computer the second a new fix is out, because the updates themselves can come with bugs that can possibly mess up your machine. With older versions of Windows, you can choose when to update. But with Windows 10 you won't have that choice. Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to your computer. I had to tinker with the Services under Administrative Tools to shut off all Windows Updates on a laptop computer. All other Windows operating systems would allow you to simply turn off Windows updates. 2) The blatant ugly ad software embedded in the operating system. I do not like the ad software that is pushed at you in Windows 10. However this problem can also fixed with third party software called "Classic Shell." 3) I do not want to be data mined Windows 10 -- like most operating systems -- has its share of privacy concerns. By default, the operating system is set up to automatically send feedback to Microsoft, allocate part of your device's bandwidth for its Peer to Peer update service, and show advertisements in your Start menu. Most of these invasive behaviors cannot be turned off unless you use third party software. I had to use Spybot Anti-Beacon software to shut off all the data mining from Windows 10. Every time you restart the operating system I have to activate the third party software to turn off all the Microsoft spying. I am now using 64-bit Linux Mint version 17 as my main operating system and I am quite impressed with the improvements that have been made with the software in the last few years. I sometimes use Windows 7 now to play video games but I think my days with a Microsoft operating system are numbered. Edit: I have discovered without hacking Windows 10 software updates cannot be turned off. I have attempted to turn them off on a Windows 10 computer but found the software updates were pushed to the machine anyway. Windows 10 updates may do the following to your machine: Twice per year you may need to re-install software deemed not required by Microsoft that they may remove Your preferences (including privacy settings) may be be reset to default, so you'll need to go through them regularly to change them again. Some Metro applications may be re-installed if you deleted them previously. Expect your group policy settings and tweaks to be completely removed or changed and the only way to get them back is to change to Windows 10 Enterprise. Certain software titles and drivers may cease to work. Edited December 11, 2017 by Still_Small_Voice unixknight 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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