Constantly singing the PC blues Windows 10 is totally bad news



The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do”.— Ted Nelso

Windows 10 is a virtual computerized albatross. It will periodically haunt you and taunt you with special invitations to take a chance, download the free application and your computing life will be a whole lot better. Beware. This is mere advertising hype called “puffing”.

The word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse. It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798). 

In the poem, an albatross starts to follow a ship — being followed by an albatross was generally considered an omen of good luck. Not sos with this latest Microsoft creation.

In computer terms Windows 10 is a virtual albatross that costantly appears on your omputer screen hoping to seduce the user into downloading the program thereby solving all your computer headaches and woes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Windows 10 truly sucks! 

If the application was a prostitute soliciting business on a street corner public morality and decency squads would squawk and insist that such solicitatious behavior be nipped in the bud.

Windows 10 appears on your screen and will actually freeze it until you either cave in and accept it or press the little “x” symbol on the pop up screen to cancel it. There is no cut off switch to prevent this from happening again. It is a form of cyber extortion.

There is no way to have this annoyance not appear on your screen. I have received numerous complaints from computer users who have had their hard disks ruined. This happened  to me in September 2015. Microsoft sems to be oblivious to the fact that this is a marauding program intent on ruining their customers costly systems.

Since that time I have downloaded the program to my own computer. Each time I hope that it will work properly . Each time the platform wreaks more technical problems on my  new system that I care to mention.

The weirdest event that happened before I erased it again occurred when my computer let out a very loud sigh of relief a few minutes after I turned it off. I felt bad that day for overworking my electronic protege.

I really don’t care to minister mouth to mouth resusitation to my computer in the hopes that this lung collapse situation wil cease and desist.

Until Microsoft gets off its high hrse and admits there is a problem here we are all forced to sing the Windows 10 Blues.

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14 Comments on Constantly singing the PC blues Windows 10 is totally bad news

  1. My best friend taught me a couple of years ago the worst cursing words ever. Microsoft, Windows and PC! And thanks to the fact I bought myself a McBook Pro some 3+ years ago, I’m lucky not having to deal with neither W8 nor W10. Exept when I a couple o times have helped others with some cleaning and resetting on their PC with W8. I almost went nuts.

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  2. The reason I don’t own any Microsoft products. I’ve had only Mac’s since the mid nineties.

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  3. I’m not downloading anything they offer…. quite annoyed with Windows 10 too.

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  4. Sorry to hear you’re still having problems with Windows 10, Gerry. I’m so glad I’m an iMac user given the problems you are having. Good luck with it all.

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    • Fear-avoidance helps in this situation Hugh. The Windows 10 popup banners are right in your face and if you let your guard down and inadvertently downlodd the program your troubles begin. You can’t really trust the company to improve their “free” update but you should be able to rely on such a well known firm to offer their users a product that will incrase user interest and not revulsion. Thank you for writing. Enjoy the day. 🙂


  5. Thanks to a previous post by you on this subject I have resisted the temptation to download windows 10. Many thanks for your warnings!

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    • Thank you for writing. Since my last post on the topic people are emailing to tell me their horror stories with Windows 10. It seems that the promoters of this upgrade are stepping up their efforts to get more people to discover just how “crappy” it really is to use. I gues they have no shame or integrity to foist such a product on their loyal customers. I wonder if Windows 11 will eradicate the shortcomings of it predecessors?

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  6. I think Janice that the upgrade will by another lacklustre effort from Microsoft. I was hoping that if enough people whined and complained about the stodgy program they would cancel the constant reminders to upgrade. I think the Windows 10 reminder is like a bad bowel movement. You ‘re constantly running to the bathroom for relief but nothing of any major consequence takes place.


  7. Love the link to the albatross. I almost downloaded the damn programme and then stopped it. I had looked up it might take a very long time.Fortunately all ok without it but with your warning I will certainly delay as long as I can. There was a warning that after July it would cost money. It’s my IPad that’s bugging me now with an update. The last one disabled my photo link to my iPhone which had been useful. That’s progress. But the real albatrosses of this world are so amazing.

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    • Just imagine. After July when they finally charge for this errant program you might be able to get competent technical help to get it to work properly. This rogue update should never have been released for public consumption. If this were a vaccine that performed so poorly the proper medical regulatory authorities would have been notified and the lab offering it would have been fined, closed down and properly handled. But this is ONLY a meaningless computer add on. Who cares? The users who are inconvenienced do. That should matter.

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