Windows 10: Windows 10... Time to Vent

Discus and support Windows 10... Time to Vent in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, This is not a question. This is a vent. I understand that Microsoft Feedback Hub app is the more appropriate forum in which to vent, but as you... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ryansantos3, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Windows 10... Time to Vent

    Hi, This is not a question. This is a vent.

    I understand that Microsoft Feedback Hub app is the more appropriate forum in which to vent, but as you read below, you will understand why I am not able to use this app.

    I am venting about how Windows 10 designers no longer have my needs in mind, but instead have the needs of others, and then subjecting me to their problems and solutions, even though their solutions make my life more difficult.

    I want to be clear, I am not a new user of Win10. I switched to Win8 about 5 years ago, then to win10 around 3 years ago.

    Let us look at the basics. When I purchase a tool, such as a hammer, i expect the hammer to work for me. Not the other way around. I expect that if i am in the process of hammering a nail into a plank, that the hammer does not suddenly stop for a hammer polish (update). I expect that when i need a hammer, to say... bash my HDD containing windows 10, that the hammer does not make me wait 20min while it configures itself for a hammer polish. I expect that if i want to change the way my hammer looks or behaves, that the hammer configuration settings are not hidden within the hammer, out of my reach, when I would undoubtedly benefit the most from the access. And most importantly, if my hammer does need a polish, as many hammers do, I expect that this does not result to random tools in my shed suddenly needing repair, and random useless tools suddenly appearing in my shed just taking up space for no good reason.

    My experience with windows 10, and especially windows 10 automatic update, is that I am expected to work around the needs of the OS. Why would I buy a tool that I need to work for? The very idea of this is extremely difficult to wrap my head around.

    Why would I buy a tool that tells me it will update, regardless of my preferences?

    Why would I buy a tool that, every time it updates, I need to reconfigure the settings on my other installed software?

    This is a waste of my time. I understand that a few hours of my time, over the life of Windows 10 may not amount to a lot in the grander scheme of things. But let us actually look at the grander scheme of things. How many man hours is wasted due to reconfigurations, when every man hour worldwide is totalled? We could have built an entirely new operating system with this many man hours! Why Microsoft expects its users to simply accept this is mind blowing.

    I am not the kind of person who simply complains. I have implemented a 2 part solution. Short term, and long term.

    Short term solution: I have recently, and painstakingly, “upgraded” to Windows 7. I did not appreciate how well Win7 ran until now. It is like a formula 1 maclaren compared to the Windows 10 suzuki swift. I am so happy I did it. It was a little painful at first, because I needed to find drivers for my hardware, (computer was post Win7, so no supplier download support). And of course I needed to reinstall all my software and reconfigure my settings, which takes days. But I got there in the end, and I am the happier for it.

    Long Term solution: I have purchased a Mac. I have never used a Mac, but I have decided I will learn. I have been told by everyone who uses it that IOS is a superior OS. I have understood this for a long time, but I have stuck with Windows because it is more compatible with a lot of Engineering software that I use. Becoming familiar with a Mac protects me in case Microsoft does not right its ship. I understand Windows 7 support must eventually end. I am hoping that the next version of Windows is nothing like Windows 10. Hopefully it is more user friendly, like Win7. In fact, if Microsoft released Windows 7 as the next version of Windows, exactly the same, I would be happier to pay for it again as opposed to paying for anything that resembles the Win10 UI. If this is not the case, then i will install a Win7 emulator in the Mac to run specialised engineering software, and use the Mac IOS to run all other office programs.

    So Microsoft, I implore you. Redesign your OS to work for its users. Not the other way around. I think you will find you will retain more users this way. If you do not, i believe you will find that many of your users will follow the path that i have, which is simply to purchase a superior product.


    ryansantos3, Jul 15, 2018
  2. Delta6326 Win User
    Delta6326, Jul 15, 2018
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK

    credit to Lifehacker.
    Ahhzz, Jul 15, 2018
  4. 1Kurgan1 Win User

    Windows 10... Time to Vent

    Vent server IP?

    Its on windows, the "VentSrv" program doesnt list an IP's that I can see though. I opened the port that vent said it was using.
    1Kurgan1, Jul 15, 2018

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