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Old 12-09-15   #1
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I have known for quite some time that the management of Microsoft have gone insane and have lost all touch with reality, but a recent antic or theirs still managed to surprised me.

As you know the horrendous, touch-centric Windows 8 was a complete failure in the market. So in order to cover that up, they have come up with a new OS -Windows 10 and are literally forcing it down users throats. They are giving it free to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users whether you want it or not. The Windows 10 setup is being sent via Windows Update and downloaded, even if users haven't "reserved" an upgrade using Redmond's adware app.

Users are reporting finding a 3.5GB to 6GB folder labelled ‘$Windows.~BT containing the Windows 10 setup. I myself have lost about 12 GB of my broadband quota and experienced a significant slowdown due to this. I have a 40mbps connection, but for people who have slower connections this must have been a nightmare.

Because the Microsoft bosses have unlimited broadband and storage, they think everyone in the world must have it. A lot of people who have limited storage and bandwidth. Why are they being forced to download this when it is not related to the OS that they are using? I currently have no interest in being forcibly herded into upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft has abused the power of automatic updates. Fortunately in Windows 7 I can turn it off. Windows 10 users wont have even that option.

Also Read:
Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine 'just in case'- The Inquirer
Microsoft Forces Windows 10 Downloads Onto Windows 7 And Windows 8
Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT
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Re: Microsoft Stole 12GB of My Broadband Quota

WTF i too have a $Windows.~WS folder with 5.79GB of space


where as i never opted to download the same, Satya nadela what have you done !!!!!!

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I noticed this only when i read this
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Mine's even larger



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Lol 50 nerds of grey too funny

Tho honestly win 10 running perfectly on my assembled rig.
Tho the upgrade crashed thrice bcuz if some driver conflict,
Had to disconnect all peripherals n upgrade only wwith cpu mobo n ssd , after that it was a breeze

Lost 10gb from data pack as every install began fresh download
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May be because of the option " Automatically download and install Updates" .
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May be because of the option " Automatically download and install Updates" .
Yes of course. It is our fault to have trusted Microsoft not to misuse that power. I was ok with updates for Windows 7, which is why I left automatic updates on. But this is not that. Instead they have misused that power to install a very annoying adware which keeps pestering me to switch to Windows 10 and they have downloaded an entirely different OS.

This kind of behaviour could be expected of many dubious software companies, not from Microsoft - till now that is. It also tells us something about the direction that they are taking Windows to.
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Woooo!!!

I am happy with Win 7 in my desktop!

I updated win 10 in my lap and it failed thrice.
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To do away with the auto update prompt

What is the “Get Windows 10” Tray Item and How Do You Remove It?

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This reddit post might help
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Re: Microsoft Stole 12GB of My Broadband Quota

This is indeed really bad from MS. Even if we turn on Auto update, it should update to some fixes or win 7.0.0 to win 7.0.1.
Downloading an entire OS and consuming the limited bandwidth is totally unacceptable.,
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Is Windows 10 stable yet, does M$ ironed out all the launch kinks (if any)? I am at Windows 8.1 as of now. Shall I wait for upgrade?
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Re: Microsoft Stole 12GB of My Broadband Quota

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Is Windows 10 stable yet, does M$ ironed out all the launch kinks (if any)? I am at Windows 8.1 as of now. Shall I wait for upgrade?
IMO as of now Win 8.1 is much better than Win 10 which seems like a premature release. You should wait till 2016 before considering Win 10.
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IMO as of now Win 8.1 is much better than Win 10 which seems like a premature release. You should wait till 2016 before considering Win 10.
Till when the free upgrade is valid?
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I think it will be available till July 2016.
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Is Windows 10 stable ye
yup
havent seen any difference between 8.1 or 10 in performance yet

most benhmarks are within each other

the biggest diifference is way the OS behaves

the big one being 10 is more desktop friendly than 8 was, specially in bringing back a similar to win 7 start menu mixed with win 8 start page

snapping and behaviour of apps is more desktop friendly as they now behave as desktop programs on a desktop

things i didnt like are the forced update policy (all updates are downloaded and installed in background) but thats a mindset i guess
con being a faulty patch will knock everyone out

but all in all its running smooth till now,
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