With Windows 10, Microsoft tried to fix the poor reputation the company received as a result of … well as a result of the previous issues in most of their operating systems. In their defence, contrary to Apple, Windows offers a variety of add-ons functions which can be tailored to your specific needs, as a business or an individual. Consequently, the open structure is, unfortunately, more likely to encounter a few glitches. But, as it goes, mud sticks and Windows 10 is for many users just as bad as its reputation. In fact, for a lot of users, 10 is beginning to smell a lot like Vista, which means it could be nothing like the saviour of the PC sector. However, while there are many defensors of the operating system — and rightly so as Windows has introduced great features — it’s essential to understand what critics have to say and why. Here are the top three most irritating complaints about Windows 10 and why some still don’t like it.
It can damage your data
Several users have struggled with installation errors when updating their system to Windows 10. However, an error message is not as frustrating as the case of hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their data and computers. Indeed, Microsoft is being sued by users who claim that the update destroyed their data and damaged their computers. The complaint alleges that MS failed to exercise reasonable care in designing, formulating, and manufacturing the Windows 10 upgrade, causing damages to hardware and data storage. While Microsoft insists that the claim is without merit, other users have been able to win compensations from the manufacturer about similar claims following the Windows 10 update.
Windows OS can get slow faster than iOS
Windows users might have experienced a slow or unresponsive system, especially with Windows 10. This can be linked to a tool called a Windows Modules Installer. If like many people you need to ask “what is Windows Modules Installer?” , you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a handy guideline about its functions and how to stop it from consuming your CPU. Indeed, the tool designed to check for updates needs high disk usage to run. However, by switching automatic to manual updates, you can solve your CPU usage issues. In comparison, the App Stores informs you of necessary updates in iOS which limits slow down times.
PCs can still be targeted by hackers
If you’ve heard of ransomware risks for Windows users, you don’t have to worry because Windows 10 has got you covered with ransomware protection. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that your data is safe. In fact, according to the Dutch data protection authority, Windows 10 breaches privacy law with the telemetry metadata. Indeed, the tool collects usage data without the consent of users and can use the information for tech improvement and advertising. It’s precisely the collected data that can be hacked without your knowledge. Indeed, as user data is collected in the background and used without an explanation of purpose and safety from the manufacturer, the risk of criminal activities remains high.
In conclusion, no operating system is completely safe. However, it’s likely that these Windows 10 complaints have made the OS one of the worst of the manufacturer in the public eye.