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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Windows 10 Upgrade - Review by Terri Pattio

Windows 10 Upgrade - Microsoft Will Be Able To Monitor Your Activity Online.

You can stop it, I will tell you how to stop it.

So what's does Microsoft Windows 10 offers new on this free upgrade. Let me tell you there are 18 new  apps. I will list a few apps here today and direct you to read the article below I found in my Facebook group I started.

Windows 10 is spying on you: Here's how to stop it

The first thing that showed up after upgrading was complete (it took over two hours). Geez that was just too long for me, however I knew what was happening. It's a process as with anything you agree to test. 

NOTE: When you upgrade to Windows 10, you are only testing their new operating system. That's why they offer it free to you for 3o days. You can switch back to Windows 7 or 8 before your free trial is up. I found this out when searching for something else in the system.

Windows 10 has a a browser called Microsoft Edge. Upon opening up the browser, it went straight to the Bing search engine. I don't use Bing and this was not a plus for me. I proceeded using it anyway.

Next thing I noticed is, they constantly send these messages at the bottom of the screen, some have ads on them. Uh,oh what's Microsoft up to, then later on in the evening I found out they had assigned me an advertising ID. What for?

This probably means they will be asking me to advertise on their system since they have been tracking your browsing history. They will know that you are doing business online and use this information accordingly. I don't know about you, I feel uncomfortable with this monitoring of my activity online without my consent. The fact that it was already on and I had to turn it off tells me they probably have other things in the system that I don't know about yet. So far I have set my privacy settings and turn the apps off and what needs to be on.

I recommend you read the post above to learn how to stop Windows 10 from tracking your activity online. Very easy to do and if I hadn't come across the article above I wouldn't have been aware this was happening. Also I turned off the personal assistant named Cortana that Microsoft provides in Windows 10 PC upgrade.

Let me tell you Cortana is very good at collecting all sorts of information from you such as:

Location, location history, contacts, voice input, searching history, calendar details, content and communication history from messages and apps and other information from your devices.

In Microsoft Edge (browser) Cortana collects and uses your browsing history. They say you can tinker with what Cortana remembers in the Notebook, disable Cortana in Microsoft Edge, or disable Cortana entirely.

I don't know where they get the name Cortana from, it's not all that hot a name for a personal assistance.

Here's a short list of a few of the new apps you get in Windows 10:

* alarm/clock
* Camera

* Groove music
* Maps
* Microsoft Solitaire Collection
* Money
* Movies and TV

* Voice Recorder

* Xbox
* there's more and I will stop here.

The Microsoft Edge browser appears to be fast and I'm still testing it out. I did find another article I want to share with you.

As with all new operating system there will be bugs and so far it hasn't happened with me. However according to the article I read, some people are having some serious issues with Windows 10 PC upgrade.

Click the link below to read the article.

Windows 10 bugs emerged

 This concludes my post and I hope the information I have shared has been beneficial for you to make a decision to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10.

Make it a great day. If you found value in my post please leave a comment and share on your favorite social site with your friends.

Respectfully yours,

Terri Pattio
MLM Coach
Mentor with a servant's heart


  1. This is valuable information about Windows 10 Upgrade. We have to be mindful of our activities and guard our privacy while we are online. Pretty soon, we will have absolutely no privacy at all. Thanks for enlightening us.

  2. Thanks for sharing this useful information Terri. It truly helps me make up my mind as to whether I want to use it or not. Personally, I don't like these systems collecting my information and bombarding me with their ads. Appreciate you...

    1. Angela I'm glad to know my review has helped you. Since I published my second blog post I have learned more about Windows 10, be sure to look out for the updates.