If you are like me, you’ve had it with Windows 10 and Microsoft, if you aren’t completely fed up with Windows 10, you’re bumping along and willingly allowing Windows 10 to invade your privacy and control your computer and how you use your computer. Let me just state up front that what Windows 10 does is NOT normal. No operating system should be as invasive and virus-like as Windows 10.



You Should Not Have to Log into Your Email Account to Boot Your Computer

This is how Microsoft started their bullshit. When Windows 7 came out, Microsoft started asking you to log into your MS email account in order to gain access to your new computer. This is invasive. Not only does it allow the O/S to see your email account from the onset, it also downloads your images and other things. This does not need to be part of the O/S. Nevermind the fact that if someone were to hack your MS email password, they also have the password to your computer! Remember the security warning – Use different passwords for every account!

You Should Not Be Forced to Install Updates

No operating system should demand that you install updates. Furthermore, no operating system should tell you when you are going to install updates and force those updates upon you, not even at two in the morning. This is incredibly invasive, and it’s never convenient. Yes, there are good reasons to keep your computer up-to-date, but your updates should be performed on your schedule not a predetermined corporate schedule.

Updates Should not Change Security Settings

When you install updates to your computer, they should not change your security or privacy settings. When Microsoft updates your computer, they turn all of your settings “on”. This may sound like a good thing, but Microsoft’s security settings are backwards. When they are “on”, your computer is wide open like an unguarded bank vault with a sign that reads – Come and Get It.

Things that are turned on every time Microsoft updates your computer:

  • Location – let your computer broadcast its location
  • Microphone – on
  • Camera – on
  • Let Microsoft track you – on
  • Let other programs access other programs – You need to set this per program. Yes, you want your email to access your contacts, but you do you really want every program to have access to your computer’s camera or microphone. It should not be BULK on for every program.

Updates Should not Install Additional Programs or (APPS)

When you install updates, it should not install additional applications automatically, and it sure as hell shouldn’t install programs that you have previously deleted or uninstalled. When Microsoft installs updates, it also installs additional programs or APPS regardless of whether you’ve deleted them in the past. This is Microsoft telling you what programs you should be using.

Common programs that are reinstalled every time Microsoft installs an update

Cortana – useless on a computer without a microphone, also invasive
X-box – What? Why?
Microsoft Creative – where the hell did this come from?
Gaming Manager – again, where did this come from?
Microsoft Update Assistant - This was the thing that converted your machine from 7 or 8 to 10.  It's back!

Take a trip through your apps. New programs will have a tag under them that says “new”. The latest update installed a lot of “new” software to your machine without your permission.

Updates Should not Consume 100% of Your Computer’s Resources

When you install updates, they should not take up 100% of your Internet connection, processor and RAM. Updates should be performed in the background, using minimal resources so that you can still use your PC.

Installing Additional Programs from the Programs Manager (Microsoft Store) Should NOT Require that Your Computer is Fully Up-to-Date

If you want a new version of a program or to install a new program on your machine, you should be able to do that from the Software Manager or Microsoft Store regardless of the version of the O/S that you are running. The Microsoft store should not block you from installing software via the Microsoft Store because you haven’t installed the latest updates.

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