For the love of God, don’t install Windows 10

And the popups just kept coming. Every few hours the annoying “Upgrade to Windows 10 Now!” popup appeared on my taskbar. I did a bit of research and eventually decided to upgrade. It’s free after all. I really didn’t take into consideration the power of Microsoft over the blogging and publishing community. I think every single positive post about Windows 10 on the Internet is a paid for blogger.

So what’s the problem?

There are just too many too mention here, but these are the main problems that you will probably run into.

  1. Unscheduled updates. Windows 10 doesn’t give a shit about your Internet. It will update whenever it feels like it and you could end up in re-boot loop that takes hours. You can be in the middle of some important work and your computer will just randomly shut down to update. And you don’t have any choice in the matter.
  2. External keyboards and mouse. I have a Microsoft external keyboard and mouse that connects with a USB Bluetooth device. Can you believe that the device is completely incompatible with Windows 10 and there is no fix. I will have to throw away my keyboard if I wanted to continue using Windows 10. It gives a blue screen of death every time I touch the keyboard. Once again, I tried everything. Browsed hundreds of forums but no success. It’s not fixable.
  3. Chrome is mostly incompatible. It’s quite obvious why. Microsoft is trying very hard to regain some market share in the browser market and their new browser called “Edge” is obviously ┬áthe one they want you to use. Silly games by making as if there is a technical “issue” is stupid when everyone knows they are doing it on purpose. Some people managed to get Chrome working but only after messing around in their registry and trying all kinds of hacks.

These are just 3 issues and a few minutes searching on Google will confirm that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of issues and I don’t think Microsoft will be able to get things stable very quickly.

I like the OS. It’s clean and looks cool. I would love to be able to use Cortana on my laptop and there are some really cool features. Just a pity that the browser is incomplete. It just doesn’t work, and until they get this thing stable, don’t bother installing it. You are going have a world of pain, roll back to Windows 7 or 8 and lose a bunch of your apps. It took me quite a few hours getting things working again after I rolled back.

What a waste of time.

Marthinus Strydom

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