I updated to windows 10 by accident
Last night I left my PC to render a small clip from Cinema 4D, so that today I would have the rendering don and ready to be sent to After Effects to continue with my project, but I got a little surprise in morning as I woke up and turned the screen on. Yep the PC rebooted and installed the update that I been postponed for the past weeks, waiting until things got a little less buggy, since from the reports that I read on the first adopters was a bit scary to say the most.
First the initial configuration, Microsoft, DUDE…
On this first screen click on Customize settings, instead of using the Express settings. That way you can turn off all of that non-sense of sending all of your data to the Microsoft cloud.
“Do I want to send contacts, Calendar details and other input to Microsoft..” – I can throw my bank account number and login details if you want.. Nope! Just disable everything.
The next screen, just keep the first one and last one if you want and the rest off. Unless you want to send your browsing data to Microsoft as well.
And that’s it, you have a new shinny OS, I only been testing this for a few hours today and everything seems to be working fine so far. Start Menu is back, good guy Microsoft!
Here’s a few features that I like, the Start Menu is a nice welcome back and with the addition of the tiles from the Metro interface looks nice and clean. The second one is window snap, if you press Windows Key + UP for fully open and WIN + right or left the window to go half-right or half-left, you can also do a combination of these to size a window just a quarter of the window. For the last one, Tab view has a nice simple layout with the preview of the windows similar to Exposé on Mac, you can access this by clicking on square shape looking icon next to magnifying glass on the Taskbar or using the shortcut WIN + Tab.
New Task View
But… There’s always a but, there are some things I don’t like. For example on the Start Menu when you click on All Applications it show the applications sorted by alphabetical order and I couldn’t find a way to change that since I would prefer having this grouped by other options like installed date or just folders. The other one, that really bothers me is the Volume control, on previous versions like Window 7 and 8.1 when you click on the speaker you get presented by a slider for all of your connected media devices like a TV for example. Now you only get a slider for the main source and if you want to change the volume of the other devices you to do a few extra clicks in there, which is kind of annoying.
Other than this small complains everything seems to be working fine so far. Let’s see in the next couple of days how’s it going and will keep you guys posted about any hiccups and possible solutions for it.
Did you already updated to Windows 10? Was it smooth or did it gave you a hard time?