FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10
Okay so my fellow PC users, let this be a warning to you all. I previously had Windows 8.1 (and even though I was never the biggest fan it worked for me fine. No major glitches.) But many Windows users had the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Awesome? No! I had resisted it for awhile and finally decided to download it.
Windows 10 itself isn’t too bad, maybe a little pointless, pretty similar to Windows 8. But pretty soon after using it a lot of glitches started to pop up.
- First when I was scrolling through long files it would automatically jump to the top of the file, not letting me scroll by my own free will.
- It wouldn’t let me rename my folders. If I was trying to name a folder it would exit out of it again and again and just say “New Folder” no matter how hard I tried.
- Last night the INTERNET wouldn’t work. I just shut it down and tried in the morning and it still wouldn’t. The connection wasn’t even available or visible. I knew it wasn’t a problem with my connection because my iPhone was connected and other devices in my house. But it wouldn’t connect no matter how hard I tried.
I looked up solutions to the problem and found out MANY people were having the same problems. My mom’s boyfriend also downloaded Windows 10 and his computer had no sound. This didn’t happen to me but apparently it happened to a lot of others.
I then decided to switch back to Windows 8.1 (THIS OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE UP TO A MONTH OF UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 10 SO BE MINDFUL OF THAT!) and it recommended that I back up my files before I switch just in case, but it shouldn’t affect the files.
I have a LOT of shit on my computer and if I lost my files I’d be pretty screwed, so the warning scared me. I didn’t have the Internet to back up files online or on Google Drive, E-mail, etc. so I decided to back things up on a flashdrive.
HOWEVER. Whenever I put the flashdrive in, it would not recognize it. The USB hardware wasn’t working at all. I tried all of them, I tried different flash drives, and when I googled it. LOW AND BEHOLD. ANOTHER COMMON PROBLEM ON THE WINDOWS 10 UPDATE. It literally wouldn’t let me back up my files.
So I risked it, because I was pretty much trapped, couldn’t use the Internet, dealing with little glitches, couldn’t use a flashdrive, and I went back to Windows 8.1 which was fairly easy.
I was nervous at first that I would lose my files, but luckily once it eventually rebooted, Windows 8 was back and all of my files were still there. Also, wow the Internet worked again! And it detected my flashdrive! So it was all because of the shitty Windows 10 update.
Please signal boost this, it was a lot of unnecessary stress and frustration for me. Windows 10 is not any better than 7 or 8 so please hold off on downloading until a day where these bugs are all worked out.