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Seriously, if you guys have so much problems with MS doing things like this why do you buy or use their products? It only gives them the signal that people will accept this and they'll continue down this path. Seriously, if people wanted to change MS's mind very fast they would just start using alternative OSes. Why don't consumers ever do their part?

I am curious though how MS is going to make money if no one buys Win10 (or are they just going to rely on OEMs paying them for it)?

See, this is my exact personal reason for not jumping on Win 10. I don't support their tactics one bit. I am using the OS that I paid for, and currently researching alternatives. I will likely ride out Win7 until either their morals change, or something that fits my needs arises.
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OOOORRRR... You can upgrade to windows 10 and stop being a bunch of (edited).

EDIT - Please stop posting rude posts.

Lenovo Thinkpad T420 has no windows 10 support yet idiot Microsoft bugs you to install it. When you install, it's constant error-fest. So take that tinfoil back biggrin.gif This is OCN. We are "mostly" not average joe.
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i love windows 10 I dunno what the problem is tbh lol
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i love windows 10 I dunno what the problem is tbh lol

The fact it's the only OS that requires third-party software to turn off non-optional spyware heavily ingrained and hidden within the OS would be a start.
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post #15 of 237
Other option is to disable windows update and turn it off.
Did that and MS cant do nothing about it.
    
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Personally all the privacy issues that I have read about made me stick with Windows 7. After I bought a new SSD I just cloned W7. I have no time/energy to fix/disable all the privacy issues W10 has. Windows 7 works great for me and my needs. I only use W7 because I play games on it. Probably will upgrade to 10 once DX12 games are the norm. If it ain't broke, don't fix it is my motto here biggrin.gif
post #17 of 237
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See, this is my exact personal reason for not jumping on Win 10. I don't support their tactics one bit. I am using the OS that I paid for, and currently researching alternatives. I will likely ride out Win7 until either their morals change, or something that fits my needs arises.

But your current action, or more accurately inaction, isn't actually going to show up in any way for them to measure or care about. Thus, they will have no feedback to make a change and when many people do this it won't matter to MS. This song and dance has been going on since WinXP to Vista at the very least and everyone breaks or forgets all about their grievances about "losing control" or "privacy" until another Win Version comes with even greater invasions and removals of control.

Seriously, if people/consumers wanted to cause an serious signal to make MS reconsider just hop onto a non-Win OS and cause a spike of user number change. Then if MS doesn't take notice the software devs that are tied to WinOS because of "user base" will take notice and once that happens REAL shifts in the situation can occur. MS can ignore their entire user base until they lose the exclusivity position they're milking and that's what's been going on for a while; MS ignores the users because the users have allowed themselves to be ignored.

Note: I haven't tried Win10 yet and it may be a great OS (by Windows standards). The point I'm making is I'm so beyond tired of people wasting their time complaining and saying they're going to wait for MS to change things when MS won't. Every time someone goes "oh I'll wait for DX12 games" or so on they're basically admitting that they like the situation they're in. The privacy issues aren't going to change and really deep down they don't matter to you because you'll accept them later.
     
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How does anyone wanting to stick with Windows 7 affect you? Really. Tell me. There are many reasons someone would want to stick with Win7 beyond all of the privacy issues. It's not about a tinfoil hat. It's as simple as saying "no thank you" and walking away.

Also, please don't post inflammatory posts. I'm not sure why you need to take a tone like that.

We've established, multiple times, on this very forum that, there are not any actual privacy issues with the information that Windows 10 relays back to the "mothership".

All of the above information is mined from your ISP and every single node, the moment the packet leaves the 4 corners of your residence.

Nobody on this forum has yet to prove that Windows 10 is any more invasive than the alternatives already being used on the www.

Only those ignorant to the internet, itself have privacy "issues" with Windows 10 considering the above.
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We've established, multiple times, on this very forum that, there are not any actual privacy issues with the information that Windows 10 relays back to the "mothership".

I only mentioned it because it seems to be the "elephant in the room" with regards to people not wanting to upgrade. It's not the reason why I am holding off on upgrading though. thumb.gif
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We've established, multiple times, on this very forum that, there are not any actual privacy issues with the information that Windows 10 relays back to the "mothership".

All of the above information is mined from your ISP and every single node, the moment the packet leaves the 4 corners of your residence.

Nobody on this forum has yet to prove that Windows 10 is any more invasive than the alternatives already being used on the www.

Only those ignorant to the internet, itself have privacy "issues" with Windows 10 considering the above.

We all complain about ISP's and other OS's (Android and iPhone) subverting our privacy as well, is there a reason Microsoft is exempt from such scrutiny?

Pointing the finger and saying "look, they do it too!" is nonsense. We should all strive for better privacy protections in all walks of technology.
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