Why Windows (10) Sucks
Written by: tzzsmk - 15:45 Jan-22-2016

Disclaimer: This blog does not represent opinion of game-debate or admin team, is based on my experiences and publicly available information. I took this article as a reference because I felt it's organized really well and sums up crucial facts unbiasedly.

Warning: Reading this article till the end may cause feelings of helplessness and may result in permanent loss of mental stability.

Hello everyone,

people keep asking me why I don't like Windows 10, what's bad about it, so I decided to finally write a list, a long list, list which I will probably update overtime, so let's start...

My main problem with Windows 10 is that it's still same thing like Windows Vista, and that Microsoft did absolutely nothing to deal with those serious faults. There is no real step forward from Windows 7, changing design and visuals doesn't make operating system any faster, snappier or more reliable. I don't take Windows 10 as new operating system, but only Windows 8 with ServicePack2, so kind of Windows 8.2. Because Windows 10 is no step forward from 9-year old Windows Vista (launched in january 2007 if I remember well), I cannot consider it an OS of future at all, sorry.

User Interface design is matter of personal preference, so let's not start hate-debate about it. User Interface functionality is again matter of personal preference, but it's a crucial aspect of every operating system, in this are there is always enough space to come up with something innovative, but people are usually skeptical to any significant changes, not being able to use things how they are used to...

Things which suck and are common across practically every Windows version:

1) significant slowdowns caused by installations and uninstallations overtime, disk fragmentation - yes we have SSDs so this problem can be considered gone, but Microsoft has really done nothing to deal with this issue on their operating system level
2) Windows registry - this is simply a mess, no sane developer would ever use thing like this to store configuration
3) folder system is a mess - when you uninstall an application, there is often leftover mess in ProgramData, AppData Roaming, AppData Local, AppData LocalLow and various other places most users don't even know about
4) svchost.exe which is responsible for RAM handling, it's really unbelievable such ancient ineffective flawed way is still preserved in worldwide leading operating system
5) safe mode isn't really a safe mode, because it still lets malware to run successfully
6) clean installation state is practically nonexistent, for practically all OEM distributions
7) user rights are a joke - either you are system admin and so let any malware be installed without notice - or you have just a basic user rights and often cannot even plug external disk because driver installation fails due to insufficient rights
8) bad installer packaging system - .MSI is fragile and pain to work with, especially for administrators
9) system wide updates are nonexistent, let's say you update certain Windows component negatively affects functionality of some third-party software, but you are not being notified/asked about update of that software
10) it's often impossible to get proper drivers for hardware devices, with no versatile drivers available either
11) debugging culprits of problems (such as slow boot) is very difficult, practically impossible without third-party utilities
12) Windows often refuses to boot properly, although in most cases it's caused by minor hiccup in system, sadly often requires clean reinstall of whole system
13) Windows is hardware dependent (situation is even worse with UEFI), so it's not possible to just grab a disk with installed Windows and put it into entirely different PC, it will not boot at all most likely
14) Windows Updates are terribly unreliable, tricky, very slow to install, wasting disk space, wasting cpu and ram, wasting users' time
15) retarded logic of looping installation of updates which failed to install (often for couple hours making your PC unavailable) sounds like a bad joke, but indeed is a harsh reality
16) absolutely no way to upgrade system without any leftover mess (and as I mentioned above the complex files&folders structure, practically impossible to ever clean)
17) Windows installer is not friendly to any other non-Microsoft operating systems already installed, always overwrites Master Boot Record, in case of detecting another Windows versions, it will make this new installed system primary without absolutely any notice, no questions asked - but that's not all, UEFI is going step further, Microsoft actively preventing OSes which don't support UEFI to be usable at all along Windows with UEFI
18) WinSxS could have been a nice way to keep backup of files, sadly this process keeps versions of files user will absolutely never ever need, so for ex. you use english version of OS but this process will store backup copies of countless other languages if included
19) Cryptic error messages - who the fck gives a damn about number of the error, Windows takes over 10GB of disk space, so why couldn't it include brief info about errors, so users would actually know at least a bit what's (not) going on?!
20) Windows OSes are wordlwide being used most, so obviously malware coders are targeting this platform most, yet Microsoft has done nothing to effectively disable ability to modify system files during runtime
21) constant disk activity of Windows system is ridiculous, it literally steals performance from user all the time, for nothing!
22) NTFS file system is over 25 years old, and Microsoft's programmers are still unable to cope with its fragmentation, neither develop some new filesystem which would be more effective - things are getting even worse due to the fact most Windows applications are not preallocating files, therefore producing even more fragmentation
23) sadly Windows anti-virus solutions make PC even more vulnerable, so honestly if your primary concern is good security, then stop using Windows and migrate to Linux, immediately
24) annoying Windows 10 upgrade is being pushed among mandatory updates in Windows 7/8/8.1 which is inacceptable, and actually lying to users

Now, things which suck about Windows 10 specifically:

1) Windows 10 spying is inacceptable, Microsoft hasn't explained it yet, even admitted it cannot be stopped, I'm seriously curious if any company/enterprise will ever upgrade to Windows 10
2) Microsoft even boasts about the spying results, in other words they openly promote they are spying on Edge users, Gallery app users, what programs you run, for how long you run them etc...I mean, what the fck, seriously?!
3) Microsoft explicitly lying about older Windows, claiming if you buy a printer or game right now it will not work well in Windows 7, they even openly admit they are pushing their software and hardware partners into Windows 10, which will result in nothing less than even more security holes and virus backdoors
4) according to Microsoft's EULA, you are giving Microsoft rights to use use any of your (personal) content related to the services like Bing, Cortana (a built-in file indexer and search in Windows 10, even if voice functions are disabled), OneDrive or Skype - Microsoft obviously tried to paint everything in positive light, but I am not going to believe someone who keeps changing their statements all the time
5) quality of Windows 10 as it is right now (if I were optimistic) BETA release:
5.1) GWX app upgrades the PCs which are clearly incompatible with Windows 10 due to lack of drivers of used peripherials
5.2) Microsoft evidently hides information about Windows 10 updates, no clear indication of update being "fix" or "improvement", influences and consequences of updates are unknown
5.3) Start Menu still sometimes fails to open for plenty users
5.4) Cortana on the other hand often opens by itself annoyingly
6) no real control over crucial features of the OS
6.1) as Microsoft clearly shows, there updates are being released fluently, no big ServicePacks planned, which basically means the whole OS is a work in constant progress and so you are perpetual beta tester
6.2) forced updates cannot be opted out, no matter how much they fail (search for stories about KB3081424 for ex.)
6.3) Safe Mode has become inaccessible unless you have booted into running OS - because fck logic, right? - so it totally defeats the purpose of Safe Mode, plus in case you try to get into Safe Mode, you need to get through almost a dozen steps (instead of single F8 key during boot, as known in Win7 and older)
7) terrible UI inconsistency
7.1) ClearType2 for classic softwares and weird gryish filter for modern apps
7.2) visual decorations and styles are ridiculously inconsistent and not matching together
7.3 classic Control Panel and modern Settings of entirely different design and layout is an annoying mess to work with
7.4) inconsistent font faces and sizes
7.5) different styles of settings for modern apps
7.6) context menus layout and appearance is utter mess
8) terrible customizability, dubious design and extremely limited functionality in general (compared to Win7/XP, not even trying to compare it to Linux distros)
8.1) classic Control Panel and modern Settings are obviously done without any logic put into the split process of making 2 separate control panels, no clear indication of what's the purpose of using each for what things
8.2) following the point above, certain control widgets/windows are spread between Control Panel and Settings (for ex. users management), it seems like a joke but it's not
8.3) no classic UI decorations, barely any settings of Windows 10 decorations
8.4) choice of colors is truly awful
8.5) amateurish set of icons, without any option to choose different icon set
8.6) many Windows 10 Apps are still not fully replacing their Win7/Vista/XP counterparts in terms of design and functionality
8.7) Start Menu is like saying fck off to anyone who has hopes of using it, literally zero customization, alphabetical non-expandable list of programs is joke
9) true nightmare for users with limited or metered internet connection
9.1) updates being now mandatory, you can only choose when do you want to reboot the PC (and from my own experience Windows 10 ignores that if you leave PC running for more than 20 days without reboot) but not when do you want to download the updates, since some users and companies use 3G/4G backup on their wired network interfaces, Windows 10 doesn't know and will not give a sh!t about how are you connected to internet
9.2) if you're still using Windows 7/8/8.1, then you should be aware of fact that Windows 10 is downloaded automatically, regardless of your decision about the Windows 10 upgrade, that's about 4GB of data many people absolutely don't need, 4GB of writes to shorten lifespan of your SSD, 4GB of internet bandwidth - and this all every time you manually delete it
9.3) by default Windows 10 wastes your precious upload speed (which usually is 10x-100x less than your download speed) to distribute updates to other users around you - yes basically torrenting without letting you know - this obviously has negative impact on network response, network speeds, disk response, disk speeds and overall system performance
10) Wi-Fi sense, the incredible feature which most people would consider unquestionably illegal, gives anyone in your Skype, Outlook, Hotmail, Facebook etc.. to be granted access to your Wi-Fi network as long as they are in its range
11) if you decide to add another user to your PC, then make sure you have enough disk space for it - newly created profile with literally nothing useful has over 300MB (!)
12) then once you first login to the newly created account, you will need to wait (without absolutely no choice) until Windows 10 bloats it with default apps and other useless things, which on regular disk may take more than couple minutes

If you're still reading, you almost got in the end, let's just bust some lies spread by Microsoft about Windows 10:

1) "Windows 10 boots faster" - this is a nice lie, Windows 10 has enabled "fast startup" by default, what this feature does (simplified) is that it just hibernates core system components - so it's slower than hibernation (session data stored on disk, loaded after waking) and uncomparably slower than sleep mode (session data stored in RAM, loaded after waking), yet everyone goes crazy about how fast Windows 10 (also applies to Windows 8/8.1) boots, few people notice restart takes surprisingly long though...
2) "Windows 10 is faster" - you can search for countless comparisons online, proving most programs not being any faster, mostly do not benefit of slightly improved memory handling
3) "Windows 10 is more secure than any previous version of Windows" - let's laugh out loud to this bullsh!t, since Windows 10 is still Vista in its deep core, it offers exactly zero new protection mechanisms, apart from apps running in some sort of sandbox, all programs are left vulnerable, Microsoft Security Essentials primary purpose isn't protecting users or PC, that's why in most real benchmarks is behind other anti-viruses available nowadays
3.1) yes Windows 10 does incorporate multi-factor authentication, but this improves only physical security, not protecting from remote breaches at all
3.2) yes Windows 10 (particularly enterprise versions) offers encryption, which becomes real fun when damaged disk (by Windows 10 itself often) refuses to boot and thanks to encryption there is little hope to save anything
4) "I have nothing to hide - let them track me!" - privacy should be concern of every user at reasonable amount, Windows 10 spying becomes more interesting in countries and companies with limited freedom/liberty, realtime surveillance can be very easily abused, even beyond Microsoft's expectations
5) "Windows 10 is a more modern OS" - I wonder how exactly is Windows 10 different compared to Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, when I take a look at general folder structures, files&folders within Windows folder, registry structures, drivers, software launchers....honestly I don't see any difference at all - yes user interface does look different, but UI is absolutely no reflection of how modern an OS is - just remember how many people still prefer classic UI which is noticeably less resource-heavy and so is more suitable for serious workstations and servers

And so this is all for now, let's debate below, don't hesitate to write your own opinion, no matter how much it confirms or refuses/reject/denies what's written above. I would also like to ask every visitor of this blog to NOT brainlessly downvote comments they just don't like, this is my blog area and I am giving anyone a chance to comment what they think, regardless of how much I agree or disagree with them.

edit: you can check out a blog with response by SogenSamurai if interested ;)


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LEL xD

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One thing I forgot to mention:
I'm currently testing Windows 10 on a 8-year-old laptop, because there seem to be driver issues with Kodibuntu (audio only accepts one input at a time, other drivers are rather wonky).
Besides the already mentioned bull up above that Microsoft is pulling,
it's sad that it's basically mandatory to install GlassWire to block ALL connections Microsoft is trying to establish with my PC.
But damn, that start menu is a mess.

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hmm I might take a look at that GlassWire, I've been thinking about trying out some decent non-MS firewall :)

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It's really good. Sadly you can't shape traffic by limiting speed for certain programs, but as a firewall it's doing a pretty nice job.
It even tells you what accesses when, downloads what, updates to version X.XX, and where it connects to.
If you don't want a certain connection, you can block that traffic entirely with just one click.
A rather useful tool if you ask me. ;)

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And what's more, the mandatory installation of OneDrive which you cannot remove whatsoever, because "no programs are installed"

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it's possible to disable its service I think :)

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You can uninstall any of the pre-installed apps via PowerShell. I had to uninstall my OneNote and reinstall it when it broke (I use it daily). Please don't spread rumors.
Here's how

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Of course you can uninstall it via PowerShell. But do you see any "normal gamer" using PowerShell? I think not.
Most people give up if they don't find something in the Control Panel.
You can't take for granted everyone is adept at using all tools the computer presents you with.

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That link it took me literally 5s to find. I'm sure most gamers are (or SHOULD BE) adept at using google to solve their problems (let's be honest here - games are FAR from perfect sometimes and we constantly look for fixes, workarounds, tweaks, etc.).
If not then that's an entirely different problem.

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"This trick won’t allow you to remove a few of the most important built-in apps, including Cortana and Microsoft Edge." - not good enough.

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If you're counting a few megabytes on the hard drive then you should be concerned with other things, IMO…

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We should make our own operating system, with great game support, and bacon.

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I agree with almost everything written here. The worst and most outrageous thing for me is the fact that you cant choose when to download and install updates. This can cause a huge amount of issues for many different reasons. Its crazy how there is no option for that. There is also a huge amount of useless and harfmul cr@p on win10 and I have spent a significant amount of time trying to deactivate every single one of them. I am using an App called Spybot Anti-Beacon that disables (theoritically) all telemetry features, I am not using any of the default apps since they are useless or offer a lot less utility compared to other apps and disabled all those "sharing updates" p2p (basically saving MS some bandwidth and server usage by screwing users) and allowing wifi access to people without asking me… And of course I mostly agree with the univer Oh well… At least they mostly work for me…

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woops. a part of my comment is missing in the end. the sentence before last is "I mostly agree with the universal windows problems but we dont have much of a choice when it comes to gaming because of DX" or something like that.

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I thought Admins don't have a limit :O

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we do but its very big. The sentence didnt get messed up because of the limit. Not sure what caused it. maybe I click outside the text field or something…

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The biggest thing wrong with your comment is that you CAN choose to install the updates manually. Microsoft did this so the masses get the updates uniformly, unlike most of the people who just turn the updates off and then complain about bugs a year later, but you can definitely still do it on Win10. That's where the 'group policy' and 'defer updates' options come into place.

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As you can imagine I know very well about it and its less than satisfactory. It will defer all updates (except for security) for an unspecified period of time and when I choose to deactivate it I wont even have the option to select which updates I want to install or not. And do you know whats even worse than that? Even that restricting option ISNT available on Windows 10 Home edition….

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Just set up the group policy to never notify or download the updates and update yourself, manually, as you see fit. Really don't see the problem with it as that's what I did. If you don't feel like having a specific KB - you can always uninstall it, but I don't see why you'd bother with that on Win10.
If I'm not mistaken you can use the group policies to change the update behaviour on the home edition, it's just the defer option that's missing. Either way I'm on Pro myself.

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I gotta laugh out loud seeing quote from Microsoft site:
"To temporarily prevent the driver or update from being reinstalled until a new driver or updated fix is available, a troubleshooter is available that provides a user interface for hiding and showing Windows Updates and drivers for Windows 10. You can obtain and run the "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center."

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you're right Xquatrox that it's possible to uninstall updates via "Control Panel" (which is quite laughable since updates are being installed via "Settings"),
but it's NOT possible to choose which updates will be installed, in other words there is absolutely no way to select individual updates you want to download and install which is what I believe Loukas is talking about

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The better question is why would that matter..? I honestly have not needed to uninstall an update EVER. Being 100% honest here.
Even my work Win7 PC - it doesn't bug me about Win10, maybe once in a few days tops (but I'm intending to upgrade it anyway).

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I'll be honest too, less than month ago, more than a few company users reported problems with Outlook 2010, turns out Microsoft fcked up one of updates - it's quite sad it took them about a week to provide a fix :P

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Using Office 2016, so can't comment…

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yes this is what I meant tazz. What % of actual Windows 10 users do you think is going to know how to edit or even find the group policies on its PC to fix that… Its significantly more hassle to do that compared to the way updates worked in windows 7 imo. There was no reason to change it. They did it so that they can enforce any update they want on the system without users being able to control it or even notice it… A professional user like you may be able to do it but the vast majority of users wont. Anyway…

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As someone who helped lots of people with PC (old job i had) I can say that most people actually benefit from automatic updates.


70% of them didn't install updates nor service packs at all(they where using Windows 7 RTM while SP1 was out of like 3 years). So yeah those people actually get proper secrurity patches now, instead of not knowing what the're doing and keep using their unupdated - prone to infections - PC.


However the people that are pretty familair with Windows (but just not know about the advanced stuff like the Group Policy editor) rightfully so dislike the updates system. Personally i would say MS has to give a bit more control within the control panel/settings but having automatic updates by default isn't a bad idea IMO

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So basiclly the middle group is screwed here, as the techsavvy folks know their way into the Group Policies while the group below it benefits since they actually get and keep an up-to-date system ;)

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Yeah I definitely dont agree with people who dont update their system either. Is it really that many? incredible -.-

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Yes, it is. It's the primary reason why MS had to do this, actually…
I've mentioned the same thing in my comment way back up:
"Microsoft did this so the masses get the updates uniformly, unlike most of the people who just turn the updates off and then complain about bugs a year later"
It happens a lot. And a failed update with a fix coming later once in a blue moon is a small price to pay. Everyone makes mistakes. It's not like you can choose your phone updates, for example, or app updates anyway!!

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So it's better because the non-techie users will be updated so they can experience fewer bugs (as we all know Win10, especially now, is still evolving) and complain less about f*cking something up while the savvy user will know what they're doing and they're not prone to complain to MS as much anyway (as they try to fix things themselves). The middle-man…well, there's google for that, but if they didn't google up how to set up the updates for themselves on Win10 then I'd put them with the non-savvy users tbh… Just MY opinion.

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"9.3) by default Windows 10 wastes your precious upload speed (which usually is 10x-100x less than your download speed) to distribute updates to other users around you - yes basically torrenting without letting you know - this obviously has negative impact on network response, network speeds, disk response, disk speeds and overall system performance"


MS go waste your own speed and bandwidth -.-
I actually did not not about this bs.

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Yep. They have been doing that for awhile now. It is crazy to me that people are just now catching on to it.

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Does anyone knows how to disable only this option cause since Ive installed win 10 my upload speed has gotten *tier as if it wasnt *ty already

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Search for Windows update within your Start Menu and Press Enter.
Click Advanced Options
Click Choose how updates are delivered


Set the slider to off, or keep it on and tick the box below to only allow this function for PC within your network, which may reduce the update times if you have multiple PC's with Win10.


Note: Since I use a Dutch copy of Windows i just translated the texts i get to see. they may vary a little bit if you use an English version

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Linux>Windows 10. Thumbs up if agree

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from technical point of view, yes - Unix is uncomparably superior to Windows NT;
from compatibility point of view, no - any sane developer will make software optimized for paid OSes like Windows or OS X because they need money for development, and so Linux-based OSes which cannot use Microsoft's monopoly DirectX, MSVC++, NETframework and other will not be able to run Windows-designed programs well..

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well linux actually reboots faster from a usb than windows 10 from an hdd.also open source.microsoft is like the plague and linux is like the cure.only problem is adoption.really few softwares are available for it.so we're all stuck with windows until people decide to fight back against microsoft.

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it's not easy for developers, because most people use windows and so investing time and effort into cross-platform development is tricky, on the other hand if developers will not release multi-platform software, then consumers will not see a reason to move from Windows….it's a closed loop which needs to be broken by hardware manufacturers and API coders…

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exactly.what kind of developer would actually go through coding in a cross platform language like java over the powerful .net framework.it's a waste of time and money.how about open source engines and open source apis like vulkan to break the cycle?cause directx is basically the same thing all over again.which is why im hoping vulkan blows directx12 out of the water.maybe then microsoft will embrace the open source formula instead of putting a monopoly on every product.

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also what's with them disabling old drms like safedisk and securom?i can't play gta iv or assassin's creed since they use those drms.it's supposed to be in the name of security but it's more like a nuisance.

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To be fair that blame is entirely on the stupid outdated DRMs like Safedisc.

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Microsoft demands money from developers for use of certain tools, so open-source is out of question,
and yes, if developers would use something else than DirectX, then games wouldn't require Windows to run well :)

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TLDR xD Actually Ive had quite a few problems with windows 10 but they would take ages to discuss

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hah yea, but Microsoft should have taken those ages to discuss what's imperfect about their OSes…

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Ok, the problems have gotten way worse now, now it won't even boot ;-;

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100% user error. Worked absolutely fine on all the machines I've installed Win10 on.

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@ Xquatrox, Unless you have the chance to physically explore Tecedu's PC for yourself you can't just blame it on 100% user error. There are several other possibilities like drivers & firmwares that may or mat not have been updated yet. Oh & don't say "Well Tecedu should update them" because there are several older hardwares that still don't have firmware or drivers updated from the manufacturer to work properly on Windows 10. My Blu-Ray read/write drive is a prime example.

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Try Win8 drivers. That's what I'm using for some of the laptop's hardware since Dell failed to provide.

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it actually takes me 2-3 minutes to reboot.and only 3 seconds to start up.i hate that.also the stupid start menu and cortana aren't working error.i could give a rat's * about cortana.actually uninstalled that piece of spyware.search is so bad.start menu is unresponsive.not as bad as 8 or vista but not good enough either.also updates so often but hell nothing happens except i can't play gta iv or assassin's creed because they disabled securom.

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I have not read whole arcticle but I don't have any problems on my Lappy :D

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But I do agree it ain't what it should have been :D

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