I have Windows 10 running in Hyper-V, and it isn’t a lot of fun but the best I can do presently. Hyper-V doesn’t like USB, and unless I go into stuff making changes I don’t want to make, using USB flash drives while in Windows 10 is a no-no.

The initial set up was not too bad considering that I had never used Hyper-V before, but I wouldn’t recommend it to a beginner.

I sorted out the lack of connection to the Internet, but USB is done and the Hyper-V window will not maintain its size and everything has to ‘connect, including video which sets at 1366 x 768.

Tonight, I started it up, a hideously slow process which caused me to reboot the entire machine and start over. Once done and in, the Insider Hub wouldn’t show anything and the other apps just left me cold much as Windows 8 apps did/do.

Windows Store, or for that matter any OS store, leaves me cold, all of the stuff that’s in them and nothing useful that makes doing what I do any easier or better.

Why does everything these days have to be full of white space, reduced functionality and hidden controls? We are not reading business reports. This is the world where we get to see a global scene, not just one’s backyard.

Excitement?

To be honest, I have not been excited about an OS since XP. After three months of XP, it occurred to me that XP was still up and running, no major issues. It was so unlike its Windows 9x cousins, a veritable breath of fresh air. Vista promised a lot, brought forwards a workable ‘System Restore’, but ‘Startup Repair’ which carried on into Windows 7 definitely needed work.

Re-installs were and still are the best ways to get an OS going again.

You see, I don’t judge an OS on its features so much as it’s ability to keep going. There were and still are enough badly written programs which can bring misery to a user. The OS has to be rock solid and easy to put back in the event that there is a major crash.

Repairing an OS when things go awry should be easy, but Windows 8’s system refresh was a total failure in my opinion. Refresh seems like a gentle term, but 8’s refresh leaves the user with a pile of useless junk most of the time.

Microsoft should look at Windows 10 reliability and ways to make it easy to fix just like Windows used to be.

All users are happy when everything is running as it should, but when disaster strikes, the last thing they need are repair utilities which make everything worse, and as it stands, that is the case presently.

Smile