Friday, 27 May 2016

Forced Windows 10 Update Has Gone Too Far...

I spent about 45 minutes resetting my granddads computer back to windows 7 and reinstalling his software and sorting out the lost settings he was use to using yesterday.This is all because Microsoft decided to go too far and force Windows 10 to download automatically using scummy unethical tactics. The worst part of trying to sort out the issues was the forced nature of how Windows would not allow you to turn off the computer after the roll back to windows 7 without installing windows 10 again just by switching off the machine, I had to jump through hoops to then disable the update from the updates window as it kept ticking the optional window 10 update every time we exited the updates window.

I am big believer in having a option to choose what is best for me and follow the ethos that if i want a product i will go out there and purchase the product using my own free will. But Microsoft has decided that it doesn't respect people enough and would rather force a product on people because they can and want to roll out one billion copies of Windows 10...

I had decided a few months back to maybe try Windows 10 when i felt ready but after trying it out on my mates computer I found the layout and the system to be not as good as Windows 7. It seemed too cluttered and in your face and the compatibility issues where a real turn off, not to mention the security flaws and numerous bugs. After that experience I decided I was not going to upgrade as I liked the clean and easy to navigate layout of Windows 7 plus the reliability and compatibility of the operating system that I have used for many years.

I feel that Microsoft has let its customers down with the recent changes to the update and it is a breech of trust/respect with many of the users of the Microsoft windows systems. I have read many articles and spoken to people who have started to look at swapping over to Macs and Linux after they feel betrayed by the recent scummy method of forcing Windows 10 on everyone.

Here are the links to the articles I have used to roll back the system:
How To Geeks: http://goo.gl/HWWs84
CNET: http://goo.gl/ve186H

Be sure to uncheck the tick box on the optional updates window after you have roll backed the system.

There are plenty of sites on the web offering help to remove Windows 10 if you don't want it so be sure to do a Google search if you have any problems.

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