"Microsoft’s new desktop operating system has employed a torrent-style approach to sharing updates with your fellow Windows 10 users.The OS employs a system of sharing updates between users’ PCs and across their own networks rather than download direct from Microsoft. The system is called Windows Update Delivery Optimisation, or WUDO.The system has been switched on by default and can only be turned off by digging into advanced options under Windows Update, diving deep in update and then poking about in security and settings."Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth
"According to reports on the Internet, Speccy is not the only program affected by this. Others report that programs like CPU-Z, AMD Catalyst Control Center or CPUID were removed as well during the upgrade. AMD's Catalyst Control Center needs to be mentioned specifically as it is a core program for Radeon users allowing them to control various video card settings directly from within the operating system. It is unclear which versions of the programs are removed by the upgrade, and if there are versions that are not removed.Then, all reports indicate that the forcefully uninstalled software would install and run fine on the system without issues. This makes it more likely that a bug caused the issue and that it was not a deliberate action programmed into the update.The outlook is even worse. Who in their right mind would install an operating system that might remove installed software -- maybe even paid for software or critical software -- without user interaction or consent, especially if it turns out later that the software works just fine on the system?"Beware, latest Windows 10 Update may remove programs automatically
"Other traffic looks a little more troublesome. Windows 10 will periodically send data to a Microsoft server named ssw.live.com. This server seems to be used for OneDrive and some other Microsoft services. Windows 10 seems to transmit information to the server even when OneDrive is disabled and logins are using a local account that isn't connected to a Microsoft Account. The exact nature of the information being sent isn't clear—it appears to be referencing telemetry settings—and again, it's not clear why any data is being sent at all."Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft
I've got Windows 7 on a couple little-used machines at home (one of which I boot into Ubuntu Linux via a USB flashkey but I've left the original Win install alone so I can run a few Win-only utilities like counterfeit memory card checkers, etc...) and on my work laptop, which must run Windows in order to run some custom software. They all have that little Windows icon now appearing in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, prompting the upgrade to Windows 10 while it's still free.
So, with two months to go on the "free upgrade" thing.....Have there been answers and solutions to all the problems critics have noted?The beta testing phase should be nearly over by now.
I was considering doing the upgrade, but now that MS made the tactical mistake of **77** it on us, I'll be damned if I'm going to let them take over my computer.NEVER 10 - http://www.grc.com/never10.htm
But this attitude of "you're gonna get this, whether you like it or not" is truly unnecessary.
Smacks of desperation in my view. They need to get as many people on W10 for the subtle data they're recovering from each user. This is how MS will make money going forward.