Hi there, I just want to vent.
As someone experienced with computers I have to say it took me 6 days of hard work to make my Windows 10 to startup and this is unacceptable.
Even now I have disabled a lot of features to keep it from breaking. The store doesn't work, the metro apps are all broken and I am stuck because all "solutions" are guaranteed to break something else.
I am not here to ask for help because no such thing exists; I have already tried all possible ways and they all result in my laptop not being able to boot.
The problem ultimately is that Windows automatically updates my graphics card driver with one that causes the system to fail and not boot. (Intel HD Generation 1). Alternative drivers do exist that work well but in order to bypass the automatic update you need to do a whole bunch of voodoo such as complete the Intallation of window 10 with internet switched off - and then immediately turn it to "Metered". This will activate windows but all metro apps, the store and few other features will remain permanently broken because activation didn't happen at the right time.
Repairing is not an option cause the "Repair" installs the broken driver so it destroys everything instead of actually repairing. Disabling the "automatic driver update" from the control panel somehow doesn't seem to actually stop Windows from installing the faulty driver so not sure why it's even there for. I'm sure they added it to troll you.
The reason for this vent is that Windows 10 created an impossible OS to reason with. They have taken so much ownership of knowing what is "good for you" and forcing it upon you, that when they get it wrong you are stuck in limbo and you need to hack your way into a working OS.
Microsoft will do nothing to fix this. Intel have made a statement that they do not intend to update their drivers for old generation cards. DELL, the laptop manifacturer claims it's all Intel's fault.
If we had a bit more control over these "updates" this could be easily addressed. But that means we need to be given an option at the first stages of the Installation to disable certain driver updates, not afterwards. It's a simple fix but Microsoft won't do it and as a result Windows 10 is going to remain incompatible for a lot of systems.
Right now I have been using my hacked half-working version of Windows 10 for a week and it's not sustainable.
Not pleased with this at all.