Windows 10: Does Microsoft take over? Solved

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  1. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
       26 Jul 2016 #1

    Does Microsoft take over?


    I really want to upgrade to 10 but I am reading so much about Microsoft controlling everything it puts me off.

    Can we still control how we go about things?
    Can we use third party apps?
    Is there a lot of bloatware?
    I don't have an xbox but it seems that 10 makes a big deal about that. Can we uninstall all the stuff we don't want?
    And so the list goes on.

    Can you guys give some reassurances to do this because how I see it is that eventually will have to go down that road but seems a bit silly not to take the free upgrade which is coming to an end in 3 day.

    Please put me out of my misery of thinking should I or shouldn't I
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  2.    26 Jul 2016 #2

    Make a good image of your current system and save it to an external drive.

    Upgrade to Windows 10 and give it an honest try. If you find you cannot deal with it restore your image and be done with Windows 10. Then at worst you will have a digital license attached to your computer for future use.
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  3. Posts : 2,128
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       26 Jul 2016 #3

    Ooeerr.....this could start yet another tin foil hat debate....
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  4.    26 Jul 2016 #4

    dencal said: View Post
    Ooeerr.....this could start yet another tin foil hat debate....
    Actually, I have always wondered if tin foil (of course really aluminium or that stuff called aluminum) is adequate or whether should you really use a denser metal such as lead as used in nuclear reactors to stop gamma rays - the most powerful form of radiation.

    I do not want to alarm our "stannum headgear" comrades but I think THEY can still get you otherwise - of course lead brings other health concerns, so I would use a tin foil lining inside the lead sheath - recommend a neck brace as well for the extra weight of course.
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  5.    26 Jul 2016 #5

    Actually "Tin" in tin foil comes from actual Tin (Sn) used in first cans to stop oxidation of iron tin cans were made of. Tin is highly malleable and was aluminum scarce, so scarce if fact that Napoleon was eating out of aluminum dishes and silverware while his guests ate out of gold and finest china.
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  6.    26 Jul 2016 #6

    Deblk said: View Post
    I really want to upgrade to 10 but I am reading so much about Microsoft controlling everything it puts me off.

    Can we still control how we go about things? Need more specifics, but i use 10 the same as any other version of Windows
    Can we use third party apps? you can download and install things just like in the past
    Is there a lot of bloatware? depends how you define bloatware, there are some apps that are not easy to uninstall, just like things on previous versions
    I don't have an xbox but it seems that 10 makes a big deal about that. Can we uninstall all the stuff we don't want? There is an xbox app, which is a companion to the xbox, just unpin and ignore, some apps can be uninstalled, some need extra work to remove, no difference to other versions of Windows, IMO, lots of things installed that i would never use, just ignore them
    And so the list goes on.

    Can you guys give some reassurances to do this because how I see it is that eventually will have to go down that road but seems a bit silly not to take the free upgrade which is coming to an end in 3 day.

    Please put me out of my misery of thinking should I or shouldn't I
    Go for it, if you dont like 10, revert back to current OS
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  7. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
    Thread Starter
       26 Jul 2016 #7

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Go for it, if you dont like 10, revert back to current OS
    Thank you....should I create a microsoft account or stick to my local account?
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  8.    26 Jul 2016 #8

    Deblk said: View Post
    Thank you....should I create a microsoft account or stick to my local account?
    You need an MS account to access many of the new features. However, you can use a local account and login to features individually.

    One definte plus is you can reset passwoed more easily if you forget it with an MS account.
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  9.    26 Jul 2016 #9

    Personally I would use an MS account, it just makes things easier when using MS services (now or future)

    You can use a local and then change this over to a MS account later if you want to
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  10.    26 Jul 2016 #10

    Go for it. You cannot lose anything. Use an imaging software (free or paid) to make an image of your system drive/ partition. If you don't like 10 just wipe the HDD and restore your image. After the restore you will be back to your current os but you will have claimed your Windows 10 license and you will always be able to reinstall 10 if you want to.
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