It seems like every few weeks, Windows 10 Updates put you through the same annoyances. First, it’s the annoying 5 minute delay right when you go to log-in. There’s a reason we run our multi-time-per-week automatic reboots via Peeps’ System Monitor — it’s so Windows Updates can process and install after-hours, when our customers aren’t trying to use their computers to run their business.
Now, Windows 10 waits until you go to log-in — this is not what employees and store owners want to see when they first get in:
And if that isn’t annoying to see every few weeks/months, you’re then prompted (rather, employees are) to “finish setting up your device.” And you can’t “cancel” it — you get the choice to be reminded later, or to continue:
So they’re telling you right then and there, they’re going to keep nagging you about this. So, if you click Continue, you’re now asked to create a new Microsoft Account:
No! The systems are configured using Local Accounts and these businesses do not want to use a “cloud account”!
So again, when someone wonders why we haven’t forced in-field ‘upgrades’ of Windows 7 systems to Windows 10, it’s the constant annoyances like this we’re helping consignment stores avoid. There’s a reason why Microsoft provides the ESU (Extended Security Updates) program for Windows 7 Professional, through 2023 and we’ll utilize this for as many stations as possible, to keep systems secure, but more importantly, more-stable than Windows 10 has proven to be.