• @JustARegularNerd@aussie.zone
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    611 months ago

    The thing that gets me with this, is that Windows 11 is genuinely good in my opinion, and now that a lot of the launch day bugs have been ironed out, it’s much nicer to use than Windows 10 from a UX and usability standpoint.

    I feel similar with Edge. Vertical tabs, the good Microsoft integration (in my case for work), good performance, it’s a totally usable web browser.

    And then Microsoft squanders all of that with these invasive marketing decisions. I hate every time I start Microsoft Edge for the first time, there’s these undismissable full window prompts to sign into my Microsoft account, obviously this crap that’s been posted, the way Windows 10 was aggressively marketed onto Windows 7/8 users, it all leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.

    Working in help desk and PC repairs, I’m not looking forward to the amount of tickets and retail customers coming in confused about all this, think it’s a virus, think that they must upgrade or else, that they did accidentally hit yes on this and now their machine isn’t familiar to them anymore.

    Greed really does ruin everything.

  • @Berserkware@lemmy.ml
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    61 year ago

    Oh no, A company known for forcing you to use their crappy software is forcing you to use their crappy software.

  • @Corianas@aussie.zone
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    511 months ago

    I have already got this message. Was annoying. But yes it’s true. 2 yeses and no stay hidden out of the way in bottom left smallish print.

  • @loki@lemmy.ml
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    31 year ago

    My laptop strangely has TPM 2.0 but the processor is not compatible. oh well, I don’t see a reason to upgrade yet.

  • d-RLY?
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    21 year ago

    Not Microsoft, but HP also does some shit like this with their software on new PCs. When you first launch the Support Assistant to check for driver updates. Pops a message that asks for your info and their isn’t a visible button to answer “no” right away. Just the info fields and a submit button. BUT if you wait about 20~30secs a new link shows up that says “We can share information later”. Just appears out of nowhere and looks more like a hyperlink instead of matching the “Submit” button style. Good news is that there is a box that can be checked on another message that pops up that allows you to tell it to not show that info box the next time the program is opened. And some of the “free” AV programs like to show “cutey” messages and pictures of sad faced cartoon animals or emojis with sad text. These companies know what they are doing and it is basically gaslighting and/or subliminal messaging.

    • @lxvi@lemmygrad.ml
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      41 year ago

      I can’t remember the last time I had to use HP software. They’re a bad company that’s easy to avoid. Windows is becoming easier to avoid as well. I have a copy of Windows 10 installed on another HDD, but I almost never have to use it.

      • d-RLY?
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        21 year ago

        Fortunately I only have to deal with it at work while repairing and setting up peoples’ computers. And it does mean I get to see the messed up tactics that are being used on average “non-techie” people. I take pride in removing bloatware and turning off many of the settings in Windows that like to “suggest new features and apps”. And I damn sure make a point to add uBlock Origin to all the browsers. Given how these companies just go nuts with BS “notifications” (the AV programs are the worst, especially the ones that the person is already freaking paying for). It is honestly hard to tell people what is and isn’t a real alert or is just up-sale shit. And the scammers online are hard to inform them about because those “alerts” look just like the “official” ones. Even just trying to go straight to the OEM sites like Dell or HP just cover your screen with shit and freaking surveys before you have even searched anything. The current internet is just corpo shit, scammers, and advertisements that cover up the actual content.