Well it's 48 + hours on and still no UGLIES have appeared since I used GWX Panel to rid myself of them.
Microsoft might be desperate to install Win 10 on as many machines possible, but I am MORE desperate for it to NOT be on any of mine.
Oh, and Jafo, it's not that I 'love' Win 8 and 'hate' Win 10. Put simply, I like using Win 8 because it is fast and exactly like Win 7 to use when that Metro rubbish is bypassed. In going straight to the desktop there is little to no difference than using its predecessor... except that it's faster in general use.
As for Win 10, it's not that I hate it. In fact I've never used it... and likely never will. Simply put, I don't trust it, it's butt fechen ugly and it's MS's version of a walled garden. Moreover, as several people have complained, it has begun showing ads in the start menu. I hate fechen ads and won't have a bar of them as part of any OS?GUI that I use. Then there's the targeted ads because MS has trawled through one's email accounts and personal documents.
There's NO such thing as a free lunch, and MS has suckered in millions looking for one.... thinking they got one. Well not me! There are too many caveats and deliberately veiled aspects about the 'OS' for my liking. Microsoft claims to have become open and transparent about Win 10, but that is far from the truth, given there are spy mechanisms hidden deep within the shell that can not be turned off. Why is that necessary? Yeah, "Let's tell them about the easy stuff to find, and we'll hide this in here so we can still pry into everybody's business.".... not to mention the NSA, CIA and whoever else who wants to hack into it.
Hackers have it easy enough already, without MS providing them a backdoor to waltz right in. You can bet pounds to a pinch of shit that hackers are rubbing their hands with glee over this development. No thanks, I'm not willing to send out such easy invitations to parasites with ill-intent.
There, does that explain it better?