Why do so many people hate Windows 10?

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  1. Dionicio3
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    I really don't understand, I have used it for about 6 months and haven't really ran in to any major issues. So what's the deal?


    Edit: Now looks like a general Win10 discussion thread
     
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  2. Futurdreamz

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    As far as i can tell:

    1. resistance to change
    2. difficulty adapting to changes
    3. difficulty understanding why the changes are needed
    4. irrational distrust of Microsoft.
    5. difficulty troubleshooting the odd upgrade glitch

    Really, Windows 10 is easily the best OS out there and will continue to improve. Microsoft will not suddenly turn around and revoke features or start forcing you to pay a subscription out of the blue, but the intention is to make an OS that is capable of being used indefinitely and can scale to whatever the future throws at it without needing to be replaced. Hell even if we go full Ghost in the Shell with eye implants as our computers, Windows 10 will still be a viable OS.
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

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    I hate all versions of Windows.
     
  4. RustInPeace

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    I used to have a nagging issue involving stuttering audio, but, thinking about it, that hasn't really happened in months, maybe since that big anniversary update. Other than that, I don't really have a problem with Windows 10, though I do have fond memories of Windows XP. I used that for the longest time, Vista period was not happy, and I didn't really use any other OS for an extensive period of time. Interestingly enough, part of that anniversary update was an easier time switching between audio output sources, which was a hassle before as it required opening the full interface and disabling one source, enabling another. Now it's just 3 quick clicks starting on the volume icon.

    The timing was good to get Windows 10 early because in a year or so after, I think PKHex moved to a newer .NET Framework, which no longer supported Windows XP. In other words going to Windows 10 was basically an inevitability anyways. Other than the dreadful Vista, there's not much more bad to say when it comes to Windows, considering my PC using habits.
     
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    They hate Windows 10 because some people spread propaganda about being spied by Microsoft. They have been doing that since forever. It's not like they collect personal data to sell to shady companies, they just collect system reports to make updates and fix shit, usually.
     
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    All of this. People are just being moronic about it. There's been data collection since XP, this is just the first time MS has actually been transparent about it. Honestly, you give just as much data or more to Google or Apple through your smartphone, so I don't get why those same people are up in arms over this (still). Personally, if some corporate number cruncher wants to see what furry porn I'm looking at, I don't really give a fuck.
     
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  7. Friendsxix

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    I hate Windows 10 due to the power it takes away from power users. I don't need my computer overwriting my drivers with different versions without my consent, nor do I need Cortana always running when I don't use her. I appreciate being in control of what my computer does, and don't like it restarting whenever it damn well pleases without my consent. Additionally, I like having the ability to pick-and-choose updates.

    Do note that my opinions were formed the first month after it came out. I don't know if these issues were worked around in later updates, as I reinstalled Windows 7 when I couldn't take it anymore. The drivers thing was actually the last straw for me. The official Asus trackpad drivers for my laptop absolutely suck, so I kept using official Elantech drivers. Windows 10 didn't like that, and kept overwriting them on a daily basis.

    (Also, no operating system should come with adverts enabled by default.)
     
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    Regedit is where you should go look at, things can be disabled, or forced. That's how I set up my OS, and I'm happy that way :P
     
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    At the time when I had my drivers quandary, the official knowledgebase solution was to use a utility to disable driver updates temporarily (a fix that was said to revert weekly, iirc). The utility didn't even work, however -- an issue others echoed on forums at the time. In the end, the only way I could find to dodge driver updates was to completely disable Windows Updates. Again, this may have been fixed in a later update, but it was very off-putting for me at the start.
     
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  10. RustInPeace

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    Oh yeah I did disable all their tracking stuff, I disabled Cortana, I followed various guides right from the start of setting up Windows 10, so as not to incur these little annoyances. Adding to that, removing most of their default apps. Once all that's stripped away, I think I did some tinkering with GodMode, there's really nothing else intrusive about Windows 10. I guess the flaw is having to remove its pest-like features, but after all that's done, it's just a mostly solid OS for me.
     
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    Yeah same here, I stripped a few things, mostly Cortona and a few usesless things like Telemetry (omg spyware) and some system addons I never use. I'm in full control and that's very enjoyable. In my opinion, Windows 10 is their best version, by far, despite the forced upgrade from older versions.
     
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    I can't hate windows 10, is the only way i can play xbox one games without a xbox one. Like killer instinct, ori and the blind forest. :P

    (Only had it for 3 days, with my new pc, works so well.) :ninja:
     
  13. Wizardkoer

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    I quite hate the propaganda of Microsoft spying on you. YES, they do, do that BUT I'm pretty sure even Ubuntu spies on you from the moment you accept their Terms and Conditions but just because Ubuntu is open source everything is fine.

    Few other points:

    - New Start Menu. Even I hate this (not necessarily that it's bad) so I use StartisBack. There are many good and free alternatives.
    - Settings "replacing" Control Panel. Yes many of the stuff is in the new Settings app but all the stuff I care about are in Control Panel. E.g. Uninstalling programs, power settings, etc.
    - Windows Update cannot be disabled. Sure you can't in Control Panel or Settings, but this is pure bullshit. Absolutely BULLSHIT. All you have to do is go into services and disable the Windows Update Service. It takes 30 seconds.


    But Windows 10's pros far outweighs the cons

    A few advantages over Windows 7:

    -Virtual Desktops. Oh I love this on my laptop :)
    - DirectX 12 (more specifically D3D12 API)
    - Built in screen capture software- actually pretty good, but used to be quite buggy.


    In all honesty, one thing from Windows 8.1 I actually miss is the Charms bar. I grew so used to it back in the day.

    All in all Windows 10 is a great OS and a good step up from Windows 7. BUT this isn't to say Windows 7 is bad; it's just growing old.
     
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    This opinion made me laugh.
    The only best OS to exist is Windows 7. No useless "Windows Store" shit, no forced updates, nothing.
    I can atleast game on it, unlike Windows 10 which suddenly shuts down with random blue screens.

    Oh, i don't have Xbox, or a PC which is a speed demon so why should i upgrade to it?
    I dislike it's UI, useless features and other stuff which i don't want. So i'm not one of those people which don't want to accept something new, i just dislike it after testing it on my PC and laptop.
     
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    I had much more blue screens with Windows 8 alone, compared to 7 and 10 combined. No joke.
    I had one BSOD on my laptop, and I was the responsible for it, lol.
     
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    Same lol. I would get 5-7 BSODs daily with Windows 8, for unknown reasons.
    That's why i'm sticking with Win7, i don't get BSODs at all.
     
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    they think mic is spying on them through their screens using this. which is 100% BS

    i've never had one BSOD using windows 10 since day one when it was leaked online.
     
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    If you dislike an OS there's an easy enough solution, use whatever you like. Works for consoles, movies, music etc. Some people just enjoy complaining.

    Personally I think Win10 is awesome.
     
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    I always upgrade as soon as possible & live with the pain. If you are an early adopter then companies are more likely to deal with your support issues, as they see that those issues could sway public opinion. If you contact them in 10 years time to complain about a windows 10 driver incompatibility then they won't do anything for you, because it won't give them any value.

    When Windows 95 came out people hung onto Windows 3.1 because they hated the start menu. People hated Windows XP when it came out and didn't want to let go of Windows 98. When Vista came out they wanted to hang onto XP, even Windows 7 didn't break that. Then Windows 8 took away the old start menu, that everyone hated when it first came out, so people still didn't upgrade. Windows 10 isn't perfect, no version of Windows is but then no software is.

    I personally only run Windows 10 Pro, I know Home has a lot less control over certain things but you make that choice when you buy it.
     
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