Windows 10 a great platform that is designed to push marketing to the user of the operating system. If you are into cloud applications for your files, email, calendar, contacts and other things you will find it is built in. These options are nearly impossible to avoid. EG. I can use automated tools to clean a traditional installation turning off privacy features and removing bloat that just records everything you do to the cloud. The process start to finish takes me about 40 minutes per system.
Privacy is mentioned all throughout your experience in the form of legal EULA’s. They are long and hefty written in legal form which is very hard to sit and read. Cloud providers seem to want to own or have rights to everything that you would put on their servers. There is a line that should not be crossed. I am bothered by the possibility that they do look at everything we post. Recently with YouTube for instance, people are having their posts moderated and their channels removed. Doesn’t that re-classify YouTube as a publicist. As such how is their legal standing now?? Is Face Book or Twitter in any better shape? I do not think so.
I have decided not to be so trusting. I performed a test recently to see how to backup cloud content and recover it from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook. In all cases the backup archives I received from each source were selectively encrypt-able. As an administrator I am aware that privacy controls may not actually be in place to prevent Social Platform Administrators and their workers from accessing the data. The select-ability of encryption is a small but clear indication. Most systems are designed for users by designers and they enable administration of all things for administrators. I believe that If I can have the option to encrypt or not to encrypt an archive of my data so does a system administrator.
Technical issues still abound. The upgrade of window 10 to build 2004 has caused problems with ESENT (Jet Blue), a database that supports many of the internal components of Windows. Things like updates, file indexing, and some of the GUI controls. When it fails event ID 64, among others, appears in the system logs. The system will run slower and oddly all sounds will be choppy and of bad quality. Microsoft has not provided a patch. The only answer is to use the onboard repair options to see if any of them work. System File Checker, Deployment Image Servicing and Management, System Restore, previous OS rollback, and System Reset. A final option is using a third party software to backup your files, email, programs and windows settings for easy recovery later onto a clean installation. Ease US Todo was first presented to us when we were all moving from windows 7 to windows 10. It actually does a great job migrating the programs that you installed long ago. Sometimes it is hard to come up with the software and or its licensing after such a long period of time.
Conclusion: What I like about Windows 10 build 2004 is the convenience and usability that windows 10 brings. It is a masterful work. I do not like the forced marketing (it takes time to turn that all off), privacy issues (related to cloud hosted applications and data stores), and the buggy nature that is and always will be at the top of my mind every-time I see or hear the word “MICROSOFT”.