But at least you can choose when they get downloaded.
I'm on a 15gb/month limit, and due to downloading Win 10 and its associated updates at the end of July I have just spent the last 2½ weeks stuck at dialup speed (64kb/sec). In this situation, the very LAST thing I need or want is MS pushing mandatory updates at times of their choosing.
This is also why, although a long-time Insider, I don't take new builds through the Insider program, but use ISOs (downloaded on a mate's unlimited connection) to install new builds.
When everything is turned off it still have a lot enabled what you by default can't disable!
The OS is still sending data to it's servers! This even more than it ever was before with past OS.
I see that as a valid complain. Microsoft should bring out an update to remove all spying/data collection files and programs!
On windows 7 at least you can hold those telemetry updates from install.
Anybody who thinks Windows 10 features and app's can just be turned off and no more privacy issues think again , it's a lot worse than people think .
Read the below :
To all of you who have issues with security then here is how to solve that problem. . .unplug the internet cable from your computer, then call Your ISP and tell them to shut off your Internet connection. Next ensure that you have no WIFI connection. . .then just maybe no one out in the wild world will be able to see what it is that you are doing with your computer. . ."Whew" that should do, otherwise guess what. . .
@Lee - I'm not sure how you use your PC, but imagine you use net banking and everything you do on your PC is recorded and shipped to MS (or other) servers across the globe. What happens when these servers get hijacked? Remember the Sony fiasco?
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Still don't know what would be unauthorized hardware? Actually how can they legally do that? I understand you have a license to use the operating but that does not give Microsoft the right to control hardware that I plugged into my own computer. I purchase the hardware & the computer, so I have the right to use it with any system as long as it doesn't break my countries laws or regulations.
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