I simply do not want Windows 10. But I have no way of explaining that to Microsoft. I have two computers, both Windows 7. In fact, one is relatively new and I bought it because it shipped with W7. I've tried three different W10 computers. That's three strikes.
Within the last week, Microsoft has violated both of my computers. I have my Windows Update set to notify me of downloads and let me decide. One morning I woke to a "you must restart your computer" screen,
Yesterday while booting up the other computer, Windows wouldn't load. That set me in a panic as it's less than a year old. Actually, that computer shipped with W10 but after an unsuccessful marriage with the new OS, I went back to W7. After about fifteen minutes I got a 'windows wouldn't load repair' tool. It got me back. When my computer came back up, there was a large GWX10 inventory check list starring me in the face.
I don't know how this is legal. Yes, I am borrowing Windows but because I am, I don't expect that I've forfeited my rights as a private person to not be infringed on with probes and spying. I should read the fine print on my user agreement as I just may have signed away my soul to Bill Gates.
The business model has changed drastically over the past fifteen or so years. We used to have a firm wall of privacy and now it's gone. I use a Corel photo editing program and am bombarded with ads. In order to get critical updates, I have to agree to all this advertising. They are linked together and that is the only way they offer computer fixes. If I don't let them bombard me with ads, I can't keep my software updated. Is that fair?
It used to be that we had to opt in for various services but now they flipped that and we have to opt out, even after they've included me in services that I did not request.
That reminds me, I vowed months ago to switch to Linux.
I better get started.
Edited by hamluis, 21 October 2016 - 04:31 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Win 10 Discussion - Hamluis.