Author Topic: Windows 10 weird click bait trick to fool you.  (Read 1554 times)

anunitu

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Windows 10 weird click bait trick to fool you.
« on: June 29, 2016, 08:16:02 AM »
I could not believe this one.

They want you to go win 10 so bad they resorted to tricking you.

Quote from the site:
Starting in March, Microsoft began pre-scheduling the upgrade as it was delivered through Windows Update as a recommended download. The resulting notice, which was spawned by the "Get Windows 10" (GWX) app, told users that the upgrade had been slated, and when. (GWX is the app that Microsoft has installed -- and re-installed -- on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems for more than a year to process the Windows 10 upgrade.)

But rather than interpret a click on the red "X" in the upper right as "cancel" or "ignore" the notification of the impending upgrade -- as decades of user experience (UX), as well as Microsoft's own design rules mandated -- the company defined the action as authorizing the scheduled upgrade. Before the change, clicking the X dismissed the notice and declined the upgrad

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3089438/microsoft-windows/microsoft-backs-off-click-the-x-trick-in-windows-10-upgrade-pitch.html

And people wonder why I will never go with Win10

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Re: Windows 10 weird click bait trick to fool you.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 01:55:05 PM »
If you install Win10 64 from scratch it works OK apart from the crappy interface and all you have to do is learn the ever changing layout of the interface that at one stage was changing from day to day. The back end of Win10 64 is very robust but the front end is awful. The endless bright white is slowly sending me blind. I tricked it a bit with the monitor settings but there is just not enough user control of the interface colours.

On a Win7 64 machine, do whatever you must to avoid the upgrade, it is often a broken pile of crap.
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Re: Windows 10 weird click bait trick to fool you.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 06:48:59 PM »
I recently got a new desktop computer.

I asked the seller to install Win 7 instead of Win 10.

He agreed.

I was a little surprised to find Win 10  on my new computer.

Worked with it for a while.

Then went to installing Linux.

Could not install to save my life.

Decided  fire up a boot disk.

Reformatted NTFS to ext 3.

Then had NO problem installing Linux.

Conclusion:

Windows 10 sux and M.S. re-enforced by belief than Bill Gates sux 2. :-)






 



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