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originally posted by: Dr X
I have been free of windows for 4 years now both at home and at work.
I really don't understand why more people don't switch to linux. It is absolutely hassle free.
originally posted by: gottaknow
The audacity of Microsoft continues to inflame me as my computer was technically hijacked by their automatic update upon my restarting it today. And then, even though I've gone to the lengths of removing Edge, spyware Cortana and the freaking shop before, apparently we'll have to do it all again.
I wanted to give Microsoft a piece of mind on their forums. Not that they'd care, but it doesn't matter as you need a "Microsoft Password" now to post there. I don't want a Microsoft Password and if I have (I may have had to for all I know) used it to get this system going, I don't want to put that password into the internet anyway. Very tired of what I see happening with this company and what they appear to be doing.
What they appear to be doing to me is, securing an Xbox Live type of payment from people and controlling a large part of what people can do on the internet. They're already under scrutiny for trying to kill Steam by phasing out Win32 apps. Win10 is known for being more invasive to users than any previous OS and it's only going to get worse.
If anyone knows how to get rid of these aspects easily and for good, please let me know. Also, if there's a way to force the updates to let the user decide what to allow, that would be great too.
originally posted by: EternalShadow
When I first heard of WIN 10, fortunately I read plenty of articles about how invasive and nefarious it was. I currently run 7, but to be truthful, WIN XP was good enough IMO. I couldn't stand using WIN 8 because of its app based OS. I tried it out on a friends computer and absolutely hated it, so I never upgraded.
You may have to start from scratch again. That sucks sorry. However, I have been 10 free just by turning off my Windows Updates. So if you start fresh again, make sure you start up without internet connection and turn the updates off. Works for me. Hope that helps.