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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

Does anyone here actually use Cortana on the desktop?

I want to use it, but the half-baked POS still isn't available in my region.

When I did try it with the PC it set to UK, I wasn't very impressed. Where Google Now will usually read out some information from the search result, all Cortana seemed to be able to say was "here's what I've found", which largely ruins the convenience factor.

As soon as I get a phone that supports always listening for OK Google (ie. when the screen is off), I won't care about Cortana anymore.
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Time to remove the search bar. Its useless for file searches anyway.

What are you talking about? I search for files all the time across 4 different drives and Cortana finds every single one no problem...
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

Does anyone here actually use Cortana on the desktop?

Yep, as a search anyway (don't have an external mic hooked up).
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 7/28/16 at 7:42pm
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What are you talking about? I search for files all the time across 4 different drives and Cortana finds every single one no problem...
Yep, as a search anyway (don't have an external mic hooked up).
I found windows 10 start search having major issues with things that are not installed in your windows start menu where in windows 7 i never had this issue.
Battle.net launcher is the perfect example.
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The Windows 10 free upgrade ends in about 12 hours. Is it worth the upgrade from Windows 7 Pro 64 bit? I have no issues with 7 or anything but wonder if it is worth securing the free upgrade?
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The Windows 10 free upgrade ends in about 12 hours. Is it worth the upgrade from Windows 7 Pro 64 bit? I have no issues with 7 or anything but wonder if it is worth securing the free upgrade?

Good riddance.

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No worries, we can still disable Cortana via a few little changes here and there. The geeks have nothing to worry about, the average consumer though may be another matter.

"No worries, we can still disable Windows Store via a few changes here and there", said the SMBs that bought Windows 10 Pro. And we all know how that turned out for them after 8-9 months.

The fact that we can change it now is nowhere close to being a guarantee that we will be able to do it later. That's the bigger picture in this situation.

Let's say you buy a car. You take it to the dealership for your scheduled maintenance. The dealership strips the car of its wheels.
"Ah, no worries, I got some spare wheels with me that I can work around this issue".
Next time you take your car for maintenance, the dealership will strip the car of its spare wheels that you just installed, and it welds additional panels on the bodywork to prevent you from installing your spare wheels again.

I cannot see a Universe where doing this can be labeled as "OK". Granted, an Operating Systems isn't exactly a Car, but I did my best to give you an analogy of how bad things can get when you buy a product and it ends up being systematically crippled until you can no longer use it anymore.

Not to mention the fact that the extra money you paid for Windows 10 Pro are worthless now since it is slowly but surely becoming into Windows 10 Home. This is also valid for the people who paid for Windows 7 Ultimate, 8.1 Pro etc.since the "free" update will turn your configurable "Pro" OS into a "Home" edition later down the line. You're being robbed, plain and simple, and that's not OK.
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I've had it turned off on my 3 rigs since day one.
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There are many tweaks you can do to remove as much windows 10 telemetry as possible

I'll just leave these here:

https://github.com/nullptrspace/DWS

https://github.com/10se1ucgo/DisableWinTracking

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

I hope this isn't breaking any rules, as that is not my intention - i just want to help others

also, this has nothing to do with telemetry but a useful tool for every windows 10 user

http://www.classicshell.net/
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I think people are upset that M$ is forcing the average user to conform to their "vision".

Bill Gates wanted to introduce an advanced file system (WinFS), but M$ went the opposite direction.

As M$ gains more control, who can say for sure that they wont introduce a subscription model, like Office 365? Could it be all about the money???

*tries to uninstall Windows 10*
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