First: I bought a pc with windows 8.1, had it a week and had all the apps that I always have on previous machines.
A week later when I turned it on, it was automatically updating to windows 10.
Lost some, not all of the apps.
Last week I went to my tools folder to launch my snagit9 app .. gone? (paid for)
I couldn't find it anywhere!
Yesterday I cranked the machine up .. No internet connection!
My realtek adapter wasn't there!
ALL DAY I spent in trying to figure out what was wrong.
Without an internet connection you can't ask anyone!
Finally, I went to device manager, uninstalled whatever wasn't there (realtek adapter) and restarted my pc. Success!
Well .. almost.
My BH plays games.
The games that I had purchased ... had their Legal licenses disappear!
I had not saved the keys to the games which means .. Microsoft .. in an update, erased my game licenses and now I realize .. erased my snagit9 and it's license completely!
I have found NO WAY to stop auto updates of windows 10 and thus .. Microsoft is erasing apps and unless you use them every day, you wont know it until you NEED them!
Yes, I lost a lot of stuff when they automatically upgraded me from 8.1 to 10 but what I am talking about now are the updates they do on windows 10.
I seem to have things go missing whenever there is an update of 10.
Problem is .. you don't know what is missing until you go to use it!