I currently have Windows 7 which was what my laptop came with when I bought it. My laptop has worked fine overall. Recently i keep getting notifications to update to free Windows 10. I read some about it online and I ve seen some people hate it and some think its great. I also read that sometimes Windows 10
I currently have Windows 7 which was what my laptop came with when I bought it. My laptop has worked fine overall. Recently i keep getting notifications to update to free Windows 10. I read some about it online and I ve seen some people hate it and some think its great. I also read that sometimes Windows 10 installation deletes important programs from laptops which i really want to avoid. Any advice? I am not that knowledgeable about computer software.
At the same time, not sure if it is a good idea to stay with "outdated" software.
de Chicago: We are M$. Resistance is futile. Your puters and lappies will adapt to service us. We will add your technology to our own. M$ has announced that Windows is NOT a top priority. Pushing people to use the cloud and mobile has become their main focus now. The truth about 10 is coming out.
The pros for downgrading to 10 is M$ raking in more profits by selling the info they collect on you and M$ making all the decision for you. Windows 7 and 8.1 is far better than 10 when it comes to privacy and having choices. Windows 10 is far better at being spyware and making decision for you.
From Tom's Hardware:
When Microsoft created Windows 10, it tied in numerous monitoring and data collection tools. The operating system is capable of gathering your search history, web usage, Windows Store usage, details of what applications you use, voice recordings, emails, geographic information and just about anything else that is on your PC. This information is gathered in part for improving Windows-based services, but it is also used for market research and advertising purposes.
This is why M$ is pushing 10 hard because it means a big increase in their profit margarine when they sell the info they collect on you. That is why it is FREE. If you're not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold. They have seen the profits that the smart phone makers are raking in by spying on their user so M$ decided to emulate that and cripple the desktops, laptops so they can do the same. That's why they built a back door in it so you can't stop the OS with a firewall from phoning home. They spend years coping anything that Apple did. Hence we got Windows 8. Now they are going copy the smart phone industry and and force everyone to use APP. If you're not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.
With Windows 10, M$ owns your system.
YOU can no longer pick the updates you want installed.
THEY by default can choose which drivers are installed.
THEY can choose what THEY want on your system.
THEY even installed a backdoor in it so THEY can SPY on you at all times.
If you do take the free downgrade to 10, M$ is going to delete your recovery partition to keep you from using it to do a fresh install of 7. It is my opinion that M$ deletes the recovery partition to keep people from going back to their old OS. I guess if you write as many bad OSes as they do you got to find a way to make it look like everyone likes it.
If you DO NOT have 10, don't worry, M$ is hard at work trying to find ways to trick you into downgrading to Last month they changed the Get Windows 10 Free screen into behaving like MALWARE. When the window opens to offer you 10 for free and you click the red x to close the window, that was the same as excepting the installation date. Even tho in the past clicking the red x turn it down.
From Toms Hardware
Now, as we near the end of the free upgrade period, Microsoft’s malware-like upgrade system is becoming even more intrusive by autoscheduling upgrades to Windows 10. I noticed that the Windows 10 upgrade reminder pop-up on a Windows 7 PC was no longer asking me to upgrade; instead, it’s now informing me that it has already scheduled an update for May 17.
For the final month of get Windows 10 free, M$ is going to use a FULL SCREEN prompt in its final effort to nag you into taking the free downgrade to Windows 10.
To get rid of the nag screen see the info in the question below.
You can read more about 10 at this question.
Windows 10 will be free until 29 July.
I have Windows 10 on Three of my computers and have helped others install it. No Problems at all, except on older computers that were not uo to the task.
Windows 10 is different. The Start Menu is vastly different and it has a Settings page that supplements Control Panel. That is why people hate it, because they have to learn something new.
It is like a New Car, you have to learn the dashboard. Where all the switches are and what they do.
Get the Upgrade while it is still FREE.
Eventually, everyone is going to be using Windows 10. Then we'll all be using Windows 11. Then Windows 12, and so on, and so on. Eventually you're going to upgrade anyway. I'm not especially a fan of Windows 10, but it's safe enough, and not difficult to get around in. I say go ahead and do it.
I love windows 10, better updates, integrated mail and calendar functions quicker bootup
When you install W10 choose custom rather than default and disable Microsoft data collection option. You can use a microsoft account, in which case your settings are carried with you to another computer if needed or retain your local W7 account
You have 30d to revert back if needed.
Give it a try out, you can go back to Windows 7 if you don't like it, because it comes with a 30-day revert option.