Microsoft Agrees Windows 10 upgrade was pushed too aggressively

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  1. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    That's only for the paranoid tin foil hat models. My WU in 10 is set to automatic and it has never caused a problem. In Windows 7, it's on notify me of updates. My laptop still has 7 and I never saw anything really out of line. I just got that GWX thing but that was easy to get rid of.

    I've never even considered turning BITS off. You go messing around with things like that and that's how you wind up with a broken OS and then MS gets blamed.
     
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  2. Dch48

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    You don't really need that. Even if WU is set on automatic, it will not install anything until the computer has not been used for a while. I've done the restart myself every time because when I checked , it said it was scheduled to happen when the machine was not being used.

    I also have never had an issue with any Windows Update in any version of Windows I have used. Not in 98SE, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and now 10.
     
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    I've never seen that happen. What kinds of programs?
     
  4. KissSh0t

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    I purchased a new laptop a few months ago with Windows 10 on it and the Automatic Updates has caused nothing but annoyances for me.. I'm just thankful for Macrium Reflect.

    I dislike not being in control, and with Windows 10 unless I disable Windows Update, which I have now been forced to do, if it's not disabled, I'm not in control.
     

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    Eh, I have Win 10 on one laptop and don't care for it. I'll stick with Windows 7 on the rest of my machines.
     
  6. The Goose

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    No probs here that can not be lived with...it keeps the time, plays films and games and i can check my mail and shop online, half the problems with any os are user issues.
     
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    Just set Windows Update to Disabled in Services :banana:
     
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    I'm on an older win 10 version, completely disabled win update and a lot of other things, mostly because I read nothing but trouble about the AU.
     
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    Thats just something in the EULA added so they can scan ONLY UWP programs for piracy. Its an easy cop out for haters.
     
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    Hi,

    Windows Defender disables itself when you install proper anti-virus.

    Bye.
     

  11. nick0323

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    One has read too much. The AU update is FAR better than pre AU.
     
  12. Khronikos

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    Win 10 did do something good for people. It made smart people that value their privacy realize that they need nothing from this OS. DX12 has been basically nothing in the games industry. Sure, it will offer some things for a few games, but I'd say it looks like a complete no show for now.

    Anyway, the aggressive Win 10 schedule made me hunt out every damn extra process on Win 7 and kill it. It also made me wary of Microsoft at every angle. Because if they were willing to do this how far would they go or have they gone without telling us?

    I still update Win 7 but I have turned all their bull**** off. I don't have time for a reformat nor the patience. My PC is working perfectly and my next upgrade for CPU will be one that is compatible with 7 more than likely. I simply don't even like Win 10. It offers basically nothing to me. My PC reboots and works nearly perfectly. **** it, and **** these guys for coming out NOW and saying like a two-faced piece of **** how they think it was overboard. **** this company.
     
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    Hahaha

    I admit, in some cases w10 is better than w7, but...
    But layout doesn't suits me, and that crap can throw "run out of memory" freezing pc window!!! where only browser with 2 tabs is open and one game running. 16gb ram, max used was 50-60% ffs, UE3 engine isn't so hungry. Or GTAV. Or WarhammerTW.

    Their shop can broke every few restarts...need regedit fixing...buy something to see next day that u cannot reach it because winstorecrapsh doesn't work at all...

    Got only to 1607 upgraded as I don't trust new one are needed.

    No problemos on w7 as I have dualbot and can check anytime...
     
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    Yes, it certainly is.
     
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    I haven't had a single problem with the Store.
     

  16. kakiharaFRS

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    that win10 is so good that after 6 months of trying a new driver every one day to have it change nothing or add new bugs
    i switched back to win 7 haven't touched my (365.19 2016.5.13) drivers all nov-dec no more sli bugs flickering or whatever, shadowplay (2.x) works flawlessly even games with no sli profiles work so yeah..oh almost forgot I've got more fps and much smoother, the stuttering, freezes and huge fps drop you think games do or nividia drivers, bad news it's all coming from win10/dx12
    the problems I mention are flooding most recent games release, just switching to win7 fixed 9/10 of them for me without any patch from the game editor
     
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  17. Loobyluggs

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    Wow, a necro thread from 1995 - talking 'bout how Microsoft forced people to have internet explorer...oh wait...
     
  18. Dch48

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    Windows 10 is great on a desktop. The Start menu is fully functional now and in some ways is better than 7's. Programs are easier and faster to find because you can quickly jump to the first letter of the application. On top of that, you have the option of using tiles in the Start menu that make things even faster. You can also quickly access pictures, music, videos, documents, etc. by adding them to the customizable column on the left.

    Add to that the fact that you can sync browser favorites and other settings across multiple devices, and play games utilizing DX 12 which like the OS itself is only going to get better and better. Personally, I'm having a blast playing Forza: Horizon 3 which I couldn't do in any other Windows version. I have trouble tearing myself away from that game.

    Windows 10 does everything and more than Win 7 and also does the things that are common to both better. It also runs better on older low powered systems. When you really think about it, it's a no-brainer to upgrade and it's amazing to me that people are still resisting.
     
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    Its a dick move by MS when they changed the button behaviour. Win10 is not a bad OS but its not the greatest either, forced auto update on anything is a very bad design.
     
  20. mmicrosysm2

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    Windows 10 keeps me busy, it's like Vista all over again at my shop.
     

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