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Microsoft Customers Complain About ‘Inevitable’ Vista 10 Because Microsoft Nearly Forces Botched ‘Upgrades’

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 1:57 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A Windows train wreck of unprecedented proportions, despite zero-cost and sometimes forced ‘upgrades’

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Summary: In a desperate effort to spread Vista 10, sometimes even against people’s will, Microsoft really upsets loyal customers, who are eventually eager to explore alternatives

THE WORD we often hear on the street* (or online) is that many people whom Microsoft counts as Vista 10 users actually abandoned it and either went back to previous versions of Vista or to another operating system, such as Chrome OS, Mac OS X, or GNU/Linux. Considering how aggressively Microsoft tries to spread Vista 10 — sometimes forcing it on people — Vista 10 is a failure like nothing before it. People inside Microsoft know this, but they won’t publicly admit it.

Microsoft’s problems go well beyond just Vista 10. Microsoft’s extensive products shutdown will result in Windows machines becoming bricks, or unsupported by Microsoft itself. Vista 7, which some people passionately hold on to, has its days numbered. Microsoft is trying to phase out Vista 7 by tacitly forced ‘upgrades’, i.e. transition to worse malware and even spyware (“10″). Genuine users with real names and registered accounts at Microsoft are moaning about Vista 10 bricking their PCs, defying their will, wasting their time, their bandwidth etc. Here are some examples from a thread at Microsoft’s forums:

This new, “great” operating system has ruined my computer. After a short period of time, my computer stops working. Nothing. Not a thing works. I am forced to do hard restarts several times a day. This is terrible. Windows 10 has ruined my computer. I am devastated.

[...]

Me too im trying to do a recovery now for 3 hours. This is a crock!!

[...]

My Acer 8930G suffered the same problem. I rolled it back to windows 7 and like magic it now performed as smooth as it ever did.

But it has left a legacy.

Microsoft keeps sending updates for a “new Windows 10 installation”, which I do not want; in fact I never need to know anything about Windows 10 EVER.

My machine has now been corrupted again with these upgrades, even though I am still running Windows 7, and it looks like I shall have to restore Windows 7 again.

Can someone tell me how I can prevent Windows Update from sending me unwanted Windows 10 updates because all it does is kill my machine.

Also will Microsoft please take note that updating to Windows 10 is not mandatory, and they should be aware that there are millions of private, enterprise and government users who will not want to touch Windows 10.

Will Microsoft please also consider that universal Windows 7/10 updates are not acceptable because they destabilise Windows 7 machines.

I’m sure Microsoft will get it right eventually, but they must listen to what people are reporting and saying about them, their software and the effect on third party hardware and associated drivers. It makes life so much easier for us all.

There are many more threads like it, but this one comes from Microsoft. The operating system was released very prematurely with many severe bugs and it was designed not to serve users but to serve Microsoft and to give it unjust power over users. Remember the marketing slogan Vista 7 “was my idea”? Well, Vista 10 was likely the idea of Microsoft and the NSA, even judging by the EULA alone. It disregards the needs of actual users.

Our message to the above people: Give a chance to GNU/Linux. It does not cost anything to try and it won’t spy on you. It won’t possibly render the PC dysfunctional. Try a Live CD first and see if you like it.
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* I sometimes speak to Microsoft staff on the street, where eavesdropping is hard or impossible.

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