I have issues with Windows 10
December 9, 2016 4:31pm CST
I have been for a long time, a Windows advocate. I have for over 20 years, been a Windows user. But here lately, since that Windows 10 update I have had some time to rate some of the pros and cons of this operating system. For me, USER FRIENDLY has been replaced with USER STUPID because the system operates as if THE OS knows more about what the USER wants than the USER does. The first thing that annoyed me was the fact that Windows 7, a perfectly good OS, had to just change things for everyone, LIKE THAT OR NOT. not. Microsoft removed that application called 'Windows Media Center', a perfectly legitimate application that worked well with a digital antenna and digital tuner, interface into the computer so I would be able to watch and record the antenna television shows to watch later, sort of like my PC was a glorified DVR. That went out with the latest upgrade to Windows 10 Home edition. Most people just figured they could use the living room's DVR with their subscribed cable and/or satellite service and DEVO their channels for viewing at a more convenient time. I got over it with the new apps that came with Windows 10, that is, the CBS app and the NBC app and the PBS app and so forth. These apps separately installed into my PC enabled me to watch missed episodes of shows I wanted to watch and this was a free service so I took full advantage of that, but there is no way to record anything. You can not record television shows from broadcast networks in my area to watch later using my PC. I have no option but to watch it now or later but I can't keep it on a disc for use whenever I want forever. The thing is, the notion of keeping movies only works when you can actually afford to BUY seasons of your favorite t.v.. shows or dramas, with some exceptions, for instance, you can't copy a soap opera and put it on a disc using your PC. This is one thing the networks probably don't want anyway. Then I looked into my computer for some older programs, 3rd party applications, that I used to use now and then, when I was running Windows 7, and for my protection Windows 10 has removed them from my programs menu. When I attempted to open one program the message appeared -- 'For your protection this app has been blocked by an administrator.' I also have been having trouble keeping my wireless connection from frequent disconnections while running a Norton scan on my system. Norton may be the cause or the location of my WiFi wireless router and the metal objects like file cabinets and wire letter trays and such around the vicinity. I only know that for the most part, an Ethernet connection gets a better signal according to the information online I recently read and using my PC wireless instead of wired, does not prevent signal drops and a slightly weaker signal strength, but that is an issue unrelated to the Windows 10 OS. It seems that lots of little issues culminate into one big headache. Take a look at this article from How To Geek website: Although this is an article about Smart Screen filter in Windows 8, it also is relevant to Windows 10. The issue was already known to be of concern to end users of Windows OS even then.
Windows 8 includes a SmartScreen filter that prevents unknown and malicious programs from running. SmartScreen is part of Internet Explorer 8 and 9 – with Windows 8, it’s now integrated into the operating system.
• Dallas, Texas
10 Dec 16
I do have issues with the new OS of Windows but then again, I have been a faithful user from the get go so I still am willing to continue with Windows, but I realize there are issues and perhaps it's just growing pains. Nothing on earth is perfect. I also prefer not to use Cortana to play music for me. But in retrospect, it was an interesting app from a novelty standpoint.
• Greencastle, Indiana
9 Dec 16
I know what you mean I had a bunch of stuff on my windows 7 that I THOUGHT I could download to my windows 10 from a hard drive BUT I found out that it couldn't be done so I just dealt with it & reset what I could up but so far I'm o.k with the way things are cause I'm a person that deals with the thigs I CAN change rather than the things I can't.