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Re: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs.

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Windows 10 moving to a subscription model?

https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/06/30/226257/upgradesubscriptionexe-file-in-preview-build-hints-a...



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Sololobo wrote:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/01/microsoft_gets_creepy_with_win10/


Windows Important Update KB3173040: Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification.

 https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3173040

This update will allow the Full Screen Windows 10 update reminder to be activated, just in case you were not aware of the free update to Windows 10 offer, nor when the free offer ends.

At least this time MS has included the options to "notify me three more times" and "do not notify me again", along with "Upgrade me now" and "Remind me later", and slightly better than assuming that clicking on the red "close window" button on the previous "update" notification meant acceptance of the install rather than "close the window!"

Unfortunately the options to "notify me three more times" and "do not notify me again" are provided in blue text on a blue background, which may be difficult to discern for those who are visually impaired, while the options to "Upgrade me now" and "Remind me later" are more clearly defined within far more obvious boxes.

It seems MS just can't take no for an answer.




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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/29/windows_10_pro_anniversary_update_tweaked_to_stop_users_disa...

Group Policy changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, set for release shortly, mean that users of the Pro edition can no longer disable some of the more intrusive aspects of the operating system.




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How lame.

Windows 10 more and more seems like: "While you own your computer, once you install Windows 10 or Windows 10 is factory installed on it - we can run and monitor your computer how we like. Too bad for you." ~ Microsoft, 2016.

To Windows 10 I say: Burn in fire, yes, burn in fire.

I am 100000000% happy I bought Windows 8.1 Pro to replace the factory install of Windows 10 on my new laptop.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/19/windows_10_anniversary_update_webcams/

Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams.




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Windows 10 in the operating system environment is like Facebook is for the Internet. Just another thing which is big and exists to harvest data and sell you things, with little to no control over the experience. What control there is either is hard to find or gets removed over time.

I personally wouldn't call Windows 10 an operating system, to me it's more like a virus. It is very much setup and operates in a way a virus would, doing as it pleases to a device. As Microsoft can change any aspect of it a whim and users can't say ditto. They can install any apps on your computer, monitor you as a little or as much as they like, your device and how you use it, for all intensive purposes is administered remotely by Microsoft. 

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week.

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/25/microsoft_breaks_powershell_with_borked_update_wont_fix_it_f...




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One more to add to the list of Windows 10: Anniversary Update potential problems.

Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/25/windows_10_kindle_paperwhites/




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