Many of them were forced into W10 and of course don't like it very well for the reasons I mentioned.
As much as I hate to say MS forced nobody into taking the free Windows 10 upgrade.
The choice was up to the end-user by accepting the EULA after allowing the Windows 10 upgrade update to install on their computer.
The Windows 10 upgrade update was easily preventable by the changing the update setting from allow Windows updates to download and install updates automatically to "Let me download and choose what updates to install". Or something as to that.
Point being is the End-User had control over what and when updates are installed.
I was working on a customers pc less than a month ago, went to shut it down, and to my surprise it started installing W10. The customer must not have been shutting down the laptop for months and months, but instead just closing lid and sleeping it, even leaving it Sleeping in the car on the way down from northern home. So this can happen, and has happened to many I have read about.
Most Seniors don't know about choosing Updates, and don't really need to waste their time knowing about it, or just will never be able to know these things. They need easy, and the Windows 10 experience is a little ADD IMO. I and many of the Seniors I speak with don't like Tiles.
This is the point of this thread, if they had an OS that was a little easier to navigate and not such a departure from what these older people were used to it would be much better for them. And I believe that Seniors are a Big Part of their sales but cannot find any good data to present. Linux has choices, Microsoft don't, at least not all that much. Which is clear to me when I have to install the Classic Shell on all seniors machines to make it easier for them to use.
So why can't a company worth Billions of dollars produce a few different OS's to serve the public better? And, it would be really nice seeing an OS that would work on older XP and Vista pc's so they don't need to be crushed in the name of making another Billion! for M.S. and the many OEM's? Many people only need to email and share with their family on facebook, Skype etc.
I think, Microsoft should produce at least one other Desktop that would be more user friendly to folks that are not all that Technically Inclined, like Seniors and lite users. Some like tiles and some don't, so why not make one for both?
I'm not saying that seniors don't use Windows 10 I'm saying that Microsoft doesn't care what ANYONE'S opinion is about Windows 10.
The more Seniors buy and use iPads they'll start caring?
Okay, I may be getting a little off Topic here, but just wanted to voice my concern as to why M.S. would not use a little extra resources to create at least one more choice for it's users. They also claim to be green, but how green is it to send millions of Vista computers to the Crusher, not to mention Windows 7 computers that 10 won't even run on? For this Linux gives us choice. Unfortunately I work for someone else, and they don't want to bother with linux, so I'm reserved to only suggest Linux on rare occasions.
Thanks for the feedback, pc