This thread is for those whom are interested in testing Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3.
If you are not interested, post somewhere else.
Yea I am aware that you can do that. But that is soo annoying.
My complaints aren't subjective. They are facts.
That you say things are "annoying" is the very definition of subjective. What you find annoying I don't -- which is just as subjective. There's nothing wrong with having preferences and opinions, but to deny they are such is silly. For instance, the four set brightness levels from the actions panel? Perfect for me. I can't think of the last time I needed the brightness slider -- but if I do, I know where it is (and it is far more accessible than your example of getting to it in XP). This is subjective...the way I use Windows. It's the same with your complaints about GUI elements, or NVidia drivers. For you, they are an annoyance. For me, they aren't even a blip on the radar. Subjective, for both of us.
Microsoft has always shipped major products with features incomplete, as does almost every other software manufacturer in world history. They have to set a deadline, and not everything makes it into the final product before that deadline. If they took another six months to get this or that set of features complete, they would have to wait another six months to get another feature set complete. That's the whole point behind the new paradigm of "the last version of Windows" (whatever that will mean in reality). The OS will never be "complete," but will continually evolve, just without fixed version releases. In Linux, they call it "rolling releases," so it's not like it's something unheard of.
You're right, this is "not like Microsoft." Not like the Microsoft we've known, that is. Microsoft is changing the way they distribute Windows. Should we just ignore what you see as shortcomings and incomplete features? Well, maybe I should, but maybe you shouldn't. You're a part of the insider program... go complain (I'll assume you have already)! Hold their feet to fire, find others with the same annoyances, add your voice to theirs.
While I agree it's for those interested in testing, I do think it's also important to be able to post issues with the OS like GoodBytes did (and I don't think that detracts from the point of the thread). He's still talking about and clearly using the Windows 10 Preview on Surface Pro 3. Also, some of the things he pointed out are potentially useful feedback for MS and if he gets enough people seeing things that way, we could end up with a better OS for that reason. It's also good education for those not yet on Windows 10. Posting the good and bad are useful and that's what most people seem to do as opposed to just saying they don't plan to upgrade to Windows 10.
Yes I was just about to post this! I am really happy that people were very vocal about this issue, and the recent screw ups by Intel, Nvidia and AMD, and Microsoft themselves, made them realize that some solution needs to be made. I like this idea of an external tool. Most people won't need it, but a tool, separate from Windows, is available for power user/IT for troubleshooting problems.Came upon this article on ZDNet this morning, about a Microsoft tool to block unwanted updates, with promised instructions for turning on system restore. Sorry if everyone but me knew about this before, but it's the first I'd heard about it:
Microsoft releases tool to hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates:
I wonder if anyone has had devices failing in Windows 10. First the WiFi could not connect and after trying everything I could, a mere reboot solved the problem. Then the sound device failed. Again a reboot seemed to restore it. Also the 7/23 firmware update has constantly failed to install.