Windows 10 is claimed by Microsoft to be the company's best operating system, but many users still don't think so. Despite constant updates, the system is far from ideal. Many new features are not always useful, and some of the previously used ones even get in the way. So, let's start describing the most annoying problems in Windows 10 and how to solve them.
1. Tablet-friendly interface
Windows 10 is a versatile system that should work equally well on tablets, home PCs and mobile devices. However, this is Microsoft's mistake. Metro, an interface that first appeared in Windows 8, was perceived negatively by many users. Large UI elements and brightly colored tiles look great on tablets, smartphones, and ultrabooks, but they're not very suitable for PCs.
Microsoft made the mistake of imposing a touchscreen interface on all personal computer users. They should have looked at Apple and their operating system. Their operating systems for PCs and mobile devices differ only in the way they interact with the system and minimal differences in the kernel.
How to solve the interface problem? There are additional utilities like Start10 or Classic Shell that return the OS to its usual form. But you need to understand that these are third-party solutions that can affect the integrity of the system. There is no standard solution to the problem. Customization is poor.
2. Long update process
Many users have come across the fact that when they turn off or turn on the PC, an inscription appeared: "Working with updates." This annoyed everyone, since it is impossible to quickly start working on the device, you have to wait a long time for the system to complete the update.
Of course, Windows 10 allows you to delay reboots for a certain amount of time, but it is quite limited.
There is only one solution to the problem - to disable updates. But then the system remains vulnerable to virus attacks, and also loses possible performance improvements and new options.
3. New "universal" apps
The abundance of additional applications built into the system raises certain questions. For example, the services "Calendar", "News", "Finance" and the program for printing on 3D printers do not have sufficient functionality, as a result, they are not suitable for everyone. In addition, adware and third-party items may appear in the Start menu, which also causes negative emotions.
You can remove standard applications, but there is no complete certainty that they will not return in the next update.
4. Standard App Store
The very idea of collecting all the necessary applications in one place is very attractive. Linux and macOS have long had convenient repositories of programs, so it is quite logical that it appeared on Windows too.
But on Windows 10, the store presents a collection of various programs, some of which are designed for mobile devices, some are of low quality, and some of them are of no value or are very limited versions of desktop applications. Someone can defend the Windows Store, but most users have little desire to use it. Try to remember when it was used to install a browser, an adequate video player, or any other program.
If you need a high-quality program, then you need to go to the developer's site yourself, like 15 years ago, and download the necessary software.
5. Splitting the control panel into different applications
There has been no unity in the OS settings since the release of Windows 8. Many items are located in the standard "Control Panel", and many are located in the new "Settings" application. You will be periodically transferred between these sections of the system, nothing can be done about it. The settings turned out to be rather confusing, as if Microsoft itself does not quite understand what to do next.
6. Inappropriate notifications
The system has a notification center, which, it would seem, is quite good for itself, but over time it becomes annoying. Any slightest change will certainly be reflected on the screen. You can try to customize all of this, but it takes extra time and manually changing notifications for each application.
7. Activity tracking or telemetry
A lot of controversy and now does not subside around telemetry in Windows 10. Someone considers it necessary to improve the system in the future, and someone fears for the safety of confidential information. None of the users will say how the information about the connected wireless networks and the collection of data regarding the keys that you pressed will affect the improvement of the OS. In addition, constant monitoring by the system of all user actions takes up a significant part of the system's resources.
You can completely disable telemetry in various ways - both manually and using third-party solutions. But no one guarantees that after a small update the system will not start collecting all the data again.
Of course, Windows 10 is a very good system, the most popular and widespread among PC users, but it has significant flaws that Microsoft is in no hurry to fix. Of course, there are alternatives, but not all of them are suitable for the mass consumer.
For example, Linux OS. They are usually devoid of problems with updates and telemetry. Also, the interface there is as flexible as the user himself wants. Any element of the system can be customized at your discretion. For desktops, there are excellent Cinnamon and KDE skins, and for tablet devices, Budgie and Gnome. With programs, things are no longer so bad - there are many decent alternatives that are located in a single application center. Windows applications can be run in Wine, even if not all work correctly.
Another alternative is macOS, which has a great look, easy navigation and an abundance of necessary programs. It is highly optimized and capable of delivering maximum performance.
A less radical solution to the problem is to install Windows 7, but its support has been extended only until 2020. Sooner or later, but you will have to move.
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