Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe)
MICROSOFT OFFICE INSTALLS WINDOWS 10
What angers and worries me is Microsoft’s ability to take over my computer and change my choices without my consent. I’ve continually hit the ‘no’ button when asked to install it. That is my preference.
I carefully set my laptop on a chair, then went to fix dinner. My hunger satisfied I returned to my work, when to my surprise something strange happening on my laptop.
What the… What was going on? Windows 10 was being uploaded (replacing Windows 8). I was certain I hadn’t hit any pop-ups by mistake.
That was June 15, 2016, one week ago. It’s been a struggle to use my laptop ever since.
Not knowing what to do I waited out the download. I waited…and waited…and waited, unable to return to my work because I feared what would happen to my flash drive content if I removed it.
By the time the download was completed I was mad, a frame of mind rare for me. In fact, I was irate. How did this happen on my computer?
When Windows 10 was done uploading my struggle to access my laptop wasn’t over. Updates were now being loaded. Frustrated, I pulled out my flash drive, hoping not to lose more than my latest current work. I plugged said flash drive into our house computer and discovered my work was safe.
I lost almost 3 hours of computer time. When I began working on Windows 10 I was confused. Enough was new—different—that using it was a struggle.
After all, I didn’t grow up using computers. My computer advisers know I struggle with each new computer challenge.
The next morning I whined to a friend who is much more computer savvy than I am. Fred told me that the same thing happened to his wife. So I wasn’t crazy after all.
A week later I saw my sister Jane. I told her what had happened. At first she didn’t believe me, convinced I must have authorized the Windows 10 installation even if by accident. She went to her fancy phone with Internet access to determine if my tale had validity. The second site listed was Continue reading