On today's show, both Mish and Jaison talk about the infamous Windows 10 Upgrade, including its most recent security update.
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Windows 10 has officially been out for a little over a year now. So, how goes it? Windows 10 is a great operating system and has grown in usage greatly. Granted, the main reason it has grown in popularity was due to the free upgrade offer by Microsoft but overall the operating system is a great system. Very smooth and responsive. In fact, it runs smoother than Windows 7 and Windows 8 (or 8.1). Up until the first anniversary date, the upgrade was being offered free by Microsoft. However, after this date, which was the last date of June 2016, the upgrade was going to cost money. It was also after this date, Microsoft released the first major security update for Windows 10, sometimes called the Anniversary Update. There are some privacy and security concerns that need to be taken care of. For example, by default upon installation, Microsoft has set Windows 10 to monitor your typing to "suggest improvements". It also allows you to share contacts via your Wi-Fi connections. The operating system also allows various apps to take control of various hardware, such as your camera, mic and even tack your location. We suggest turning options such as these off. You can also bring your computer in, or we can handle a service call, and show you how to deactivate many of these privacy and security issues.
As for the Windows 10 "Anniversary Update", we have had a number of reported issues (including yours truly) of the operating system blue screening your coputer or acting sluggish after the upgrade. It appears that most of these issues are a result of bad device drivers.
Joyce from Blowing Rock NC is asking if she should upgrade to Windows 10. And if she does upgrade, can she go back to Windows 7.