is this true about windows 10?

i asked a question about what to expect with windows 10 when i have it installed later in the year...i still have a windows 7 desktop computer and i plan to have windows 10 put on a separate hard drive in this computer so i have the two operating systems in one computer......but when i asked about windows 10 and what to expect someone mentioned this;

'' First of all, Win10 shows ads in your start menu and installs adware in the background ''

this made me quite alarmed, does windows 10 really show ads in the start menu and installs adware in the background?

what can be done about this when i get windows 10 installed?

im so used to windows 7 im dreading using windows 10 by all these reports ive heard.

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes, the ads do. No, no adware. Just use Linux

  • 5 months ago

    People who really know computers will tell you that you should have switched to ten when it first came out.it was free and everyone will be forced to use it at some point if you want to use windows.,so it only made sense.Its a modern os using 7 is just silly when ten is here.one day seven users won't be able to access their favorite websites...yes that day is coming soon and you can't do anything about it except quit using Windows altogether.7 will not be updatable to a version that is supported on the internet,just like xp is now.ten is optimized for today...7 is not,it's that simple.

  • 5 months ago

    The person who told you that Win 10 has ads is either outright lying to you, totally misinformed, or has a computer that is just full of infection causing all those ads. Adware is malware infection and people get it on their computer when they don't have anti-malware protection on their computers. You can get adware on ANY computer - even your Win 7 computer - if you aren't protected.

    The most popular #fakenews relative to Win 10 is that is some sort of spy machine that Microsoft uses to spy on people. This is my favorite story. When you hear that one, just remember this: the Federal Government uses Win 10 on all of their computers so if Microsoft was spying on them using it the Feds would have already arrested Microsoft folks and shut them down.

    You are going to love Win 10. It looks just like Win 7 with some additional features. So quit worrying about this transition over. After you get it you're going to have a good laugh at all the misinformed people who have tried to scare you. Yes, Win 7 is certainly an excellent OS and I loved it. But Win 10 is excellent too.

  • 5 months ago

    Windows 10 does not install adware. Whoever told you this is talking rubbish and some of the answers here are rubbish too.

    There is a lot of bloatware installed with Windows 10 that is loaded based on what a lot of people use so it is loaded for ease of use and not for malicious purposes. All the bloatware can be removed and all will be fine. There are a lot of people who do not like the "privacy concerns" that Windows 10 has but if you adjust the settings you have nothing to worry about. Windows 10 is quite a good OS once you get used to it. The learning curve from Windows 7 to 10 is not that major.

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  • 5 months ago

    You don't get ads in the Windows 10 start menu. If you want to prevent ads in your web browsing add Ad Blocker plus to your browser.

  • 5 months ago

    no windows 7 going to be out of day in 2020 widows 10 is so good.

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    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Win 10 has mostly ads/promos from M$, eg for Bing, Edge, OneDrive, etc. Win 10 also preinstalls adware like Candy Crush.

    The worst thing about Win 10 is M$'s forced auto-updates/upgrades(= unpaid beta-testers) and Telemetry & Data collection(= NSA spyware?).

    Hence, I have also been forced by M$ into resorting to run the "unofficial" Win 10 Ent LTSC 2016 with a 3rd-party anti-spyware program. It is practically insane to run Win 10 Home or Pro or Ent.

    ....... Btw, as a low-value target or home-user, I plan to run Win 7 without updates until it falls off its wheels or around 2023, ie when Win 7 will become unsupported by many websites and programs. Eg Win XP only became practically unusable in 2017, ie about 3 years after EOL.

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      Lv 5
      5 months agoReport

      @ RICHARD ....... So, Win 7 and Win 8/8.1 were not needed but were only needed by M$ to make more profits from unnecessary Windows OS upgrades every 3 years. IOW, most users only needed to upgrade from Win 3.1(1992) to Win XP(2001), then to Win 7(2009), to Win "11"(2019) and so on = every 9 years.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    There is nothing wrong with windows 10. There are some bloatware that you can uninstall from the start menu after installation. Windows 10 is also very customizable you can pin alot programs and files that you had in windows 7 to the start menu and make it feel more like windows 7.

  • 5 months ago

    You don't get ads, but Win7 is still the best operating system and the safest, there is no bullshit, no mandatory updates and you still have privacy, all that goes out the window with Win10

    It's a shame and hopefully something better comes out to challenge Win10 once Win7 is no longer operable, but yeah I'd say just stick with Win7.

    • Robert J
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Agreed. Nothing stops working when official support ends, just no more MS updates.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    That's bollocks. I have W7 and my wife has W10. She gets nothing like you describe. If you get ads in your browser, which is a different matter, you can always install Adblock Plus for free which suppresses annoying ads.

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