Intel is doing the same thing with its Kaby Lake and newer CPU's. The adoption rate for Windows 10 is pretty low because Microsoft did a good job with Window 7. The move to migrate users to Windows 10 is a move to help secure consumer PC's as well as corporate PC's and workstations, not to mention new and updated features that come with Windows 10. When will people stop resisting change. The DirectX 12 support alone is worth installing Windows 10.
Here's a few reasons why:
The company’s claim to always be learning from fans is insulting given the ways it has previously claimed to “learn” from its users. If you take Microsoft’s word for it, the company never learned the following, despite decades in the computing business:
- Customers, especially enterprise customers, like patch notes;
- Users do not like malware-style upgrade campaigns;
- Customers want control over telemetry gathering;
- People hate having their hardware rebooted without warning;
- Users hate having their systems upgraded without warning;
- Customers do not like having very little control over non-security updates, like drivers or features;
- Users do not like seeing ads in File Explorer;
- Customers do not like ads for Edge in their system tray.
It is farcical for Microsoft to pretend that it’s built a new and better Windows based on listening to what fans want when Windows 10, to date, has been two middle fingers shoved in the air at users who want some modicum of control over what data their machine shares and how it shares it. What really makes the situation hilarious is that Mehdi appears to actually believe his own codswallop.
Microsoft has built a new and better Windows, resistance in futile. All the bullets you have mentioned have been addressed and have already been implemented. The consumer has to take some responsibility in their refusal to upgrade, by not doing so has its risks that must me taken into consideration.
Indeed, Windows 7 is the latest version of Windows, "Win 8" is a stupid tabloid OS and this so-called Windows 10 is a malware product masquerading as an OS. I never said anything about "upgrading" to any newer version of windows on that machine. Indeed, the version of Windows I had prior to getting Win 7 was 3.11.
You haven't bought a new copy of Windows in over 20 years? I used WFW 3.11 for only a few months until I was able to obtain a beta copy of Windows 95. The beta with all its flaws was much better than WFW 3.11 ever was. The look and feel of Windows 7 traces back directly to Windows 95.
If I thought I had a choice I would have installed Windows 7 Pro on my Ryzen system. Since Microsoft is determined to force people to use Windows 10 I relented and went with it. I could have bought a copy of Windows 7 to just see how long I could hold out but I figured why bother. Sooner rather than later I would have ended up with Windows 10 anyways.
I also worry about the heavy way Microsoft is treating its customers and the so called telemetry it is gathering. At some point I plan to dig into it and disable a much of it as I can.
Mistered " I also worry about the heavy way Microsoft is treating its customers and the so called telemetry it is gathering. At some point I plan to dig into it and disable as much of it as I can ".
This seems rather odd, you in some ways are for W10 because of an eventuality, but then you say that?????? Do you Trust W10 or Not ?
As the answer would have to be no, as to that comment, then why not just hold out and use W7 or other OS until you have no other choice but to switch? Reads to me like you didn't have the intestinal fortitude to stick to your guns and resist.
As some have said resistance is futile, that may be true, but I am not going to make it any easier for M$ to keep their eyes on me, and I see enough ads in my daily computing and TV watching now I don't need even more, and tailored to me, to boot.
When I feel that M$ has given me back my control with a W10 change over then I won't be so skeptical of it, until I read some good articals attributing to that fact I am pleased with my W7, enough to stay far away from w10, until my computer melts if I have to.
If you use facebook, or a smartphone tailored ads for you will always be around. All we can do is try to minimize the exposure to them by tightening up privacy and security settings. Windows 10 has installation options for custom and express installations and configurations that you can choose, skip, turn on /off etc. The bottom line is that Microsoft is making it harder for cybercriminals to hide. If our smart TV's know what we watch on a daily basis what information do you think Microsoft is gathering about us. We have been already profiled and stored in some massive data base complete with DNA samples. How's that for telemetry.
I don't use face book other than a quick glimpse, I don't have a ' Smart " TV but I do have a Panny that I got about 7 years ago, I don't have a smart phone, and I have an old Aluratek E-Reader, and frankly I don't like WiFi so that capability is shut off on my system as well. I don't use it, so I don't need it. And My Web surfing is pretty secure in my eyes anyway. So my Carbon Footprint is pretty Damm small in all regards. I may not do many things on the web that would even concern me of Privacy but that's not the point with me. At least with Windows 7 I have control, which is the way I like it, I never have anything automatically done for me, That I can do for myself.
That's the big problem with technology...it is brought out to give us more convenience but all it has made us, is Lazy, Small example Gaming apps, just another thing running in the background of the computer environment, If I need an app to accomplish the same thing as me clicking the game icon then it's time for me to stop playing games. LOL
To Each Their Own, Cheers