Programs such as this have been spawned since win 10's release....there are probably dozens of them.
To prevent Windows 10 from downloading use GWX Control Panel
The main complaint appears to be regarding telemetry.
THIS is a google search page....there is enough reading on this subject to fill a million libraries. In addition to this you can read an exhaustive outline in the rest of the topics in this area you are already in (windows 10 discussion)
The eventual choice is up to the individual. Some will elect to "put up with" a certain level of intrusiveness....and yet others will not have a bar of it. Only you can decide.
If you proceed with installing win 10, there is a point in the 'install' where you can elect to basically do a 'custom' install. Do not be intimidated by this....it is quite simple.....if you are unfamiliar with the decisions you have to make....it would be more than helpful to have either another pc handy to search for the subject online or maybe a mobile phone with internet access.
I made my decision partly because I do not wish to have to constantly keep looking over my shoulder for malware and telemetry problems, and forever having to check and recheck the state of my pc. With windows 10 it is a constant ongoing thing. There was a time when I enjoyed the constant grind of keeping my windows on top of it all...it was a challenge. But in time the challenge waned .
So...with all of those factors taken into consideration....I made the switch to Linux. I looked at dual booting and decided that it wasnt for me.....I found it all a bit complex
So I backed up all pics and music to a separate external hard drive and installed linux mint on a thumb drive...booted to it......and loved it. It was not without its dramas and lots of "work"..setting firefox up again.....although i soon found the value of "Sync"......that was a lifesaver...it just load all my add ons etc etc and life was a breeze.
I use Thunderbird email....it was a challenge copy and pasting the thunderbird "profile" over to linux....so that it bought all my emails and folders etc etc with it....but with help from the people here at BC i succeeded.
If you run a web based browser like gmail, life is simple....just sign in and away you go.
I figured out how to save the changes i had made to the linux thimb drive so that my changes were not lost......played with it for a while....then got sick and tired of playing with both linux and windows...and decided that in my circumstances I could achieve everything in linux that i could in windows.
So i took a final image of windows to yet another external hard drive........and clicked on "Install Linux" on the linux mint desktop....and the rest is history.
The hard drives with all the backup stuff is sitting in a cupboard gathering dust, and will remain there for the forseeable future.
That is MY story/decision.....and is not for everyone....I know a few people here were somewhat aghast that I 'took the plunge" in such a definite manner....but that is just me.
I now run win 10 in a Virtual Machine...(i have two screens which helps !).....I do this so I can stay in touch for when I help people such as yourself in the windows forums....more specifically in the "Am I Infected" area.
Speaking of infection...malware etc etc etc.....My linux install runs NO antivirus. Just a firewall. Installing a firewall??...click on terminal (on task bar) type sudo ufw enable hit enter and your password and its done.
I could go on and on....but I will leave you in peace to read....and read.
oh....and btw....Read....Edit to add....THIS
Edits for spelling....linux does not automatically make you a 'gun' typist
Edited by Condobloke, 20 June 2016 - 07:08 PM.