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Although there is a nearly endless list, that is one of the main things I hate about Windows 10. And the worst part about turning off all those spy features is that Microsoft has issued at least one set of updates that reset them all back to their defaults! And of course there is no way to disable or otherwise control how Win10 downloads and applies those updates.
Most of your actions are tracked and recorded unless you turn off about 100 different settings.
The fact the OP had to use another computer to log into his main computer is simply ridiculous, logging into your computer should never be tied to the internet in any way, it's just asking for trouble.
Windows 10 is an OS for total noobs...
but if you want to have multiple partitions and do more complicated things like the OP, you will inevitably run into trouble because they've designed everything in a way which is most likely to screw with advanced users who like to have more control over things.
System Kernel code
Notice:Windows 8/10 users: Microsoft has, unintentionally, introduced a memory limit for DirectX 9 games/software. This limit is 4GBs (4096) and there is nothing which can be done to circumvent this limit. For users seeing the VRamSizeTest tool reporting 4064 or similar, this is not a mistake. This is actually the limit for the OS in use and the maximum value you can set the VideoMemorySizeMb to.
originally posted by: evenkeel
i've been using windows 10 for four months...flawless performance.
must be a you thing.
originally posted by: fossilera
First of all, I am not computer illiterate; my degree is in software engineering...
Called up Microsoft Support...
2. After that mess, I ended up resetting my PC. Seemed to fix the issue, despite me losing almost all my files and programs.
More than fed up at this point, I just clicked the "buy now" option, which wouldn't work unless I was logged in with a Microsoft Web account. So I created the account, logged into it, and found that they didn't charge me for Windows 10 Pro upgrade (still don't know why). All was working again.
4. Here's the last straw for me: My motherboard died yesterday. So, I went out and bought a new Laptop. Now, in Windows 7, you can actually swap the hardrives between computers, so that you basically have the same drive you always use in the new PC (you might need to install some new drivers and utilities, but it's doable). All I used to have to do was run Startup Repair, and Windows never asked for Activation.
The first thing they ask for: What was my old Windows 7 Pro license? (Which I purchased as an upgrade a long time ago). Don't have it. They then looked at my existing Windows 10 Pro key (still on my hardrive). I basically let him bill me for a full Windows 10 Pro license ($200).
originally posted by: neo96
Still running windows 7 here.
I keep getting that windows 10 ad to upgrade for 'free'.
I been putting it off, and after the op.
Think i will keep doing so.
As old as Win 7 is?
Still does everything I need it to.
Give me linux any day, it just works!
And then, I decided to download the Windows 10 upgrade via Windows Update.
originally posted by: GaryN
I don't think anything could ever be as bad as the days when I had to hack system.ini and config.sys on countless Win 3.1 machines to get them running, and I blame MS for having no hair nowadays, pulled it all out in frustration!
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
I would recommend a CLEAN INSTALL for anyone thinking of upgrading to Windows 10. Myself and many others I have read about have encountered problems after choosing the "upgrade" option.
BEFORE doing a clean install, ensure you back up all your data to an external hard drive. (Include recording down your Windows key you are currently using.) That way you are covered if something does goes wrong.
Be sure to adjust the privacy settings — DON'T click "express settings" but rather choose to configure them, it only takes 5 extra minutes to do.