The risk to benefit ratio isn't worth it. This is the longest, most intrusive, error fraught update ever.
First, it changed the default wallpaper of my computer screen which is frivolous nonsense indicative of Microsoft incompetence. Roughly same pattern as before, but the left side of the screen is brighter than the right.
Second, my special version of Windows Media Center (WMC) for Windows 10 stopped working. Since I rely on WMC for all of my TV watching, this was intolerable.
To my shock, restore points that I previously made were gone but I eventually found another way to restore to an earlier point but it's buried somewhere and I can't find it to show you. Microsoft buries everything that is important and puts everything frivolous on top.
Incidentally, the July 2019 update also screwed me with sneaky frivolous nonsense. Before, I could rotate JPEG image file contents "Clockwise" and "Counterclockwise" in Windows Explorer using the right click context menu. After the July update, I couldn't because the thumbnail VIEWS as opposed to FILE CONTENTS were automatically rotated upright using artificial intelligence and the context menu choices, "Rotate Left," and "Rotate Right," only rotated the thumbnail Views of JPEG images and not the file contents. And, I can't tell whether the images need rotating because the views are automatically uprighted. How are "Rotate Left," and "Rotate Right" not ambiguous terms? Are they references to automobile steering wheels? And, the worst part is that I waste many hours of my precious time looking unsuccessfully for a way to turn this Microsoft nonsense off because, if it exists, it is buried deep somewhere. So, now, to properly rotate my JPEG image files, I have to transfer them to another computer with Windows 7.
Only other note I can give is - I loved 7, hated 8 & 8.1. Windows 10 should have been what followed 7 as far as ease of use👍.
In Windows 10, it takes 3 mouse clicks to shut down/restart/sleep your computer, whereas, in Windows 7, it takes 2 clicks. And, unlike in Windows 7, in Windows 10, after sleep, the start screen is automatically up, which requires an extra click to get rid of it.
Windows 10 "isn't bad" in my opinion. I have it on my ThinkPad laptop.
It's an operating system, after all. Once I am working in my various applications I don't care much about the OS.
Before I retired last year, my employer...like many tech firms...held onto Windows XP as long as possible before moving to Windows 7. I imagine they are half-over to Windows 10 now (this was a software company so they always had to keep up with Windows even if we didn't run latest versions ourselves). Most companies found NT, XP, and 7 to be long-term reliable platforms.
Wise man on ME and Vista, they were crap OS’es. Sold a grand total of 2 ME’s and Vista’s .
the Vista’s had a choice of alternative installation XP disks in the box, if someone realized that there wish was bad.
I’ve always thought that 7 was great and 8 & 8.1 never were that great. Still need to carry cheat sheets to use them. When M$ offered an upgrade path from 7 to 10 , Think it took a total of week to try it on my personal Lenovo and Thinkpads with no issues. My builds were the same .
Windows 10 is the best OS to come out of MS in awhile. Yeah, the updates/upgrades are sometimes with issues but, no blue or black screens lately.
Sure there may be driver issues but, every OS has them. High CPU use in latest patch was fixed with next.
In rush to fix one problem, they may create an old one. But the next patch will fix what they broke.
And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
After "rotation" in File Explorer, JPEG files remain unrotated, depending on the program that is used to open them, as demonstrated by the following screenshot:
The two programs not showing rotation are Libre Office and SAR Image processor. Paint and Irfanview (not shown) work as expected. But, before the June update, rotation of JPEG images in File Explorer worked consistently with all programs.
And, I can't seem to duplicate the automatic uprighting of JPEG thumbnails. I suspect that they have to be fresh out of the camera. If and when this next happens to me, I will show you.
Most upsetting (destructive) effect of the update for me was that it disabled my Yubi 4 security key. It didn't work with anything. Very upsetting. My blue Yubi "Security key" was okay except on Facebook. At first I thought this was a Facebook-only problem but the issue with the Yubi 4 persisted on all platforms.
This was very upsetting but the fix was simple enough. Unplugged the nano key (which is plugged in all (most of) the time) and reinserted, which prompted Windows to reinstall the necessary software. No problems since.
Most annoying on a daily basis is that with my Thinkpad in its dock the Winders log-in screen does not come up when I restart the computer and proceed through the bios log-in and the disk encryption password, after entering these two passwords the machine goes back to sleep. I have to press the power button another time or two to get the Windows log-in screen back up.
And now I get annoying Windows reminder that removable Drive 😧 is Bitlocker protected and I'd better mount it! (hey, Windows, I am well aware of this drive and why it is what it is. now don't bug me.)
I thought I bought a new computer with Windows 10S. FInding later that I don't really own it. I have to USE the apps that they provide in their "Store". Which makes my "magic Jack" device useless I have used on previous programs for 6 years.
For millions of computer users, nearly all the features are useless when all we want to do is exchange e-mails, pay some bills and look up stuff with goggle on occasion. We don't want to make a lifetime study on how to use the computer.