Windows 10: Thing I HATE about Windows 10.
Retired from the grind
No it is not. Stop feeding yourself what is in your mind. It would be interesting to see you cite who these "lot of other people" are. Care to enlighten the group of us who are very seasoned and have been using computers since or before the whole Home Brew Computer Club days.
Some on here were working on computers when they were using Punch cards, with a few who had to actually flip a bunch of switches to get their programs to run.
What - new fangled punch cards!
Punch tape is much better as you cannot drop it and lose order of your data (also fools bus drivers you have a ticket).
What next electrical input like a telex? :-D
I can sort of understand why you say this, but many people (like me) use windows because we hate not only the restrictiveness but also the "we know better than you do, your clumsy childish fingers will on mess things up" attitude that is found in systems like OS X and iOS. I can understand many people being concerned when windows takes steps in the same direction.
Jody Thornton said:
Lets put it another way... who actually likes the fact that today, if your new BMW or Mercedes breaks down you cannot simply get out your tool kit and fix the thing yourself?! The engine is normally inaccessible and it is pretty much impossible to really fix any problem without having the access to the onboard computer. This means that for any problem you are forced to take it back to your BMW or Mercedes dealer and pay them to fix the thing.
Do you really want the same thing for your PC? Where progressively the user has less and less control over their own system? Personally I don't. I understand that for practical reasons it is better to "on the surface" restrict access to certain functions in order to avoid mistakes... the possibility should still be there for users to unlock that level of access where appropriate.
OK, so I don't understand all this talk about "taking ownership" of folders, and being unable to copy or move files into and out of C: drive. I just installed Win10 about a week ago, and I have had no trouble copying files in and out of any folders, it just gives me the warning when I do, and I just click OK. I find it faster and easier to use than XP (I never had VIsta or 7 or 8, just went straight from XP SP3 to W10).
There are only a couple of things that really annoyed me..
1 The Start Menu and those god-awful tiles (installing classic shell fixed that)
2 The Search Icon, which I kept hitting when trying to get back to the desktop (easily removed)
3 The desktop "click point" at the right end if the task bar (fixed by making my own classic desktop shortcut and putting it back where it should be - where the search Icon was)
Things I really like:
1. The blue line above task-bar shortcuts to indicate which programs are running (instead of system tray, a good idea that saves precious task-bar space)
2. The mouse over thumbnails on task-bar minimized windows and programs - (very cool).
3. The check-box option on file selection (instead of holding down CTRL) although can think of a couple of improvements, how about
a. making it apply only to the folder you are working in instead of the whole computer, and
b. bring it up automatically with the first CTRL click and turn of off when the files are deleted, copied moved or if the folder is closed.
4. The OS still lets an old timer like me do things using .BAT files and .CMD files.
slightly off center
Being a member of the administrators group does not make you "The Administrator". The administrator account that windows auto creates for the first account setup is still subject to User Account Control and other safety related restrictions. To get by the prompts use the "run as administrator option". That elevates you to full system admin. I have maybe two programs where I have to use the run as admin option. Everything else I can do from my standard admin account.
Insider Fast Track Office
I for one have had Windows 10 since end July
Installed on all the systems I look after
Got sounds working
No Trouble at all
Very satisfied with it
Best one yet
Been using windows since before windows 95
So don't understand what OP problem is
Been with Windows since it's creation, DOS before that (I'd love to see the OP deal with a straight DOS environment).
Hated: 3.1, 95, ME (and its descendant MEII - Vista), 8.
Loved: 98, 98SE (Best of the 98 series), 7 and 10
I've got 7 systems at home of varying ages, all onto 10 - zero issues with any of them.
Over the first year (no longer doing straight IT/CTO admin, left that company) I oversaw staff migrations with plenty (4 digits) of PC's, laptops, and in some cases thin clients.
Only had one system give me issues, and that was resolved by a wipe and 7 install fresh then it's upgrade.
IMHO, the issue is the masses who simply do not like change. I'm not saying the OP may be in this group, but on the whole.
Too many complaints about windows 10 is that "It's not the same as ..." or "Well, you can install ________ to get your start menu back to 7, or 98 (Gag)"
Do all of these people have definable issues? Sure, I'm not discounting those with driver issues, or other issues encountered in the upgrade process, the masses of knowledgeable users that have descended into the forum with 1st posts screaming for help because they decided to upgrade to 10 and find that things either are not like they wanted, or have to now resolve those sporadic HW or SW issues that can arise during or after the upgrade, just like any other OS upgrade that has ever occurred.
To the ones who don't like change: 10 is here: deal with it, or stay on your old OS. Or, join the insider program and make useful constructive feedback to assist in determining the direction that 10 goes in, until now, we, as the mass user group have never had that type of opportunity with MS, take advantage of it.
To the ones with issues: Well, said before, were here to assist, but geez, there is enough empirical evidence that 99% of the time it is NOT windows 10 that was the root cause of the issue, but something 3rd party, HW or SW.
So until it's actually determined that is is a 10 issue, the whining about 10 doing this and 10 doing that is nothing more than the annoying whine of a mosquito to me that needs to be slapped silly and rendered dead, because in 99% of those issues, we have typically found a solution or workaround.
Now, all that said, I'm not without some issues, on my DV7 10 still continually tries to give me the latest synaptics touchpad driver, all options to not install drivers are on, and I think it's because its the fast builds, but so far each and every day, I go thru undoing it and reinstalling my older full capable one. am I complaining? Nope, you won't find a thread.....
Last edited by RWOne; 28 Apr 2016 at 09:13.
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Well put agree with you 100%
I just got this awesome new Acer laptop with Windows 10 Pre-Installed on it. Everything is fine except for my start menu and some legacy Windows 10 apps.
My start menu greys out everything on it when i move my cursor into it (See attached image...
Is there a fix for windows update reinstalling the same thing over and over again
Visual C ++ 2012 update is the only one that keeps reinstalling and all the installs are successfully installed
Anyone have any ideas :D
I don't totally hate it. It's just there's so many problems. Vista was an outright virus, but W10 is really acting like malware.
Hi. I'm new here. I was on Seven forum and Eight forum. Now on Ten.
W10 isn't Vista, but there's other problems...
I made an account here just to post about my extreme hate and dislike for windows 10 and what it has done for my precious laptop. The story is like this my parents bought me this laptop an ACER Aspire E15 touch in February everything was fine ,...
Not really, only joking, looking forward to all the new stuff to try
Just wanted to be the first to post a hate thread, lol :o