- Jun 14, 2015
- Windows 10
10 is what 8 should have been (like 7 is what Vista should have been and XP is what 2000 should have been).
Windows 10 was buggy for me but the bugs might have fixed by now. My biggest issue with Windows 10 is the inability to turn off updates. I don't like automatic updates, I prefer to do them manually. Another issue with Windows update is that the update system is really inefficient. It takes about 20% of background resources. This makes the battery life of my laptop almost half as good in Windows 10 compared to 8.1.
Something is very wrong if anything is using 20% resources.
The only thing I really do not like about updates are the in-place upgrades (e.g. Anniversary update and most likely the Creators update in April).
Set your update options:
- Set the schedule
- Set delivery to "PCs on local network" (not setting that may be draining your battery)
- You can defer some updates
Your primary means of securing your system is automatic updates--especially for the OS. To go through the trouble to secure one's system yet not use automatic updates is self-defeating. I wish more software would automatically update itself (one big feature of UWP).
Besides, the Internet is shared. I don't want my bandwidth and latency interfered with because of bot-ridden automatic-updates-turned-off machines messing it up. No PC is an island. I'm glad they did that; they just better make sure forced updates never break anything.
Battery life should be better than 8 and definitely better than 7. I got an additional 2+ hours of HD video streaming over WiFi with 10 vs. 7 on my MSI GT70 17-inch gaming laptop (under 3 hrs to over 5).