2019-08-30T07:46:00Z

What needs improvement with Windows 10?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Windows 10.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Consultant

As far as improvement is concerned, nothing particularly comes to mind. It generally works quite well.

2021-05-24T13:24:21Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution could improve in security, we use a third-party antivirus solution to keep it secure.

2021-05-06T09:01:45Z
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Top 20Real User

It may be due to the features and apps that I use, but sometimes, I find my laptop slows down. Still, it's not a big problem with the OS. Other than that, I can't think of anything else that needs to be improved.

2021-04-15T12:48:37Z
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Top 10Real User

The stability could be improved, as I've had issues where it's crash or frozen. Some of the command-line utilities could be a little cleaner. There could be more information available online for PowerShell. It has a lot, but there can never be enough of that.

2021-03-30T22:35:03Z
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Top 10Real User

The updates could be improved. Sometimes when we update, there are instances where it fails or crashes. I wish they would sort that out. When the update is downloaded, maybe we could have a method of checking that the downloaded update from Windows is alright so it doesn't damage our computers before restarting it. For me, that's the most troubling part — crashing after we've updated it. I've experienced that many times. There are instances where it has actually corrupted the Windows OS, then we have to reformat it. Every time I have to reformat and install Windows, I have to remove so many pre-installed games and other unnecessary junk. I don't like that. It's just a bother having to remove them again and again and again.

2021-02-18T08:38:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Windows 10 could be a little faster.

2021-02-18T07:45:41Z
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Top 5Real User

Support could be better.

2021-02-05T09:35:15Z
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Top 10Real User

I think the product could be improved technically.

2021-02-03T14:52:49Z
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Top 10Real User

If someone is coming from a previous Windows experience, it could be complex. The solution could be more simplistic from a user perspective. When operating the solution sometimes you receive many different types of options, there is a chatbot build in, and some automatic assistance that was not expected. There are excessive features in this version and the functionality they are based on needs improvement. The traditional way of using a Windows platform has been somehow lost. It will take a little time to get used to the Windows 10 experience. Some features are not available in the basic version of the software that can be useful. In the future, the solution should have a more simplified virtual assistant. I think they might be already planning to do this. There should be more features coming in the solution pre-installed. For example, when you purchase Windows 10, you should have a basic version of Microsoft Office installed on it. It should not be priced separately, more inclusion of features should be there.

2021-01-26T10:55:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I think the user interface can be a little bit better. Improve the menus because navigating the menu could be a little difficult if you don't have any experience. They need to get rid of that hive registry. Over time, the hive can get defragged, and you have to start installing and uninstalling. It becomes very fragmented and very convoluted with multi-layers. Their support could also be better. Sometimes support can get lost when outsourced or outsourced somewhere to a different culture.

2021-01-23T07:44:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They should introduce some special tools for system administrators. I am currently looking at how to calculate the storage. It should have additional tools for monitoring for system administrators. A lot of such monitoring and security tools are available for free in other open-source operating systems, such as CentOS. It should have the backup-and-restore functionality, which is integrated with any external device, such as a USB device. Windows 10 should also be free. They should only charge for Professional Windows 10, but the basic OS should be free. Microsoft should support the Red Hat operating system. When I install Red Hat, it doesn't support NTFS. It needs some additional plug-ins.

2021-01-14T13:48:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

It would be great if Microsoft could make PCs boot much faster but I think it may be more of a function of the PC's system design than the operating system. Solid-state drives have no mechanical mechanisms making them faster than the earlier hard disk drive technology. I'm an end-user, like most people, and want my PC to boot faster so I may begin my work. As I think further about Windows 10 improvement, it would be better if Microsoft could improve how their operating system stores files. And I would like to find my information quicker without having to devise a new search strategy every time I forget where I stored a file.

2021-01-07T21:05:54Z
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Top 5Real User

I think that the user interface is a little bit complicated and can be more user-friendly.

2020-11-30T12:23:32Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm not sure of any shortcomings with the solution, however, I myself am not very technical. It would be ideal if the solution itself was less technical so a person like myself could more easily access it and understand it.

2020-11-18T17:05:31Z
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Top 10Consultant

They have a lot of updates, and most of these updates don't have a major feature. We do an update, and we usually don't see any new features from the end-user perspective, which is quite unlike phone updates, where after the update, we usually see something really new. We should be required to update Windows 10 only for major changes. The updates also take a lot of time. When the updates are going on, the PC becomes a bit slow.

2020-10-31T22:12:34Z
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Top 10Real User

I have some challenges with the search box. It's a good tool, but sometimes there are some problems. For example, I can't find an application that I installed earlier.

2020-10-30T01:54:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

There are a lot of patches that are released frequently that always ask for a reboot. This causes errors and unpredictable actions on the computer. Sometimes it will get hot and reboot and all those kind of patches which will happen after an installation. That is something that needs improvement. It always creates issues when we're in production. It doesn't happen all the time. The pandemic has made it hard to go into the office to get the problem rectified. We don't always want to reboot. Users aren't interested to keep on rebooting a laptop. So their laptop can get infected every month which creates problems. And then it's hard to get to the office to get the problems fixed.

2020-10-29T19:01:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The connection with the Apple product could be better. The integration could be improved. The internet page is a bit difficult, the browser is not the best on the market, and it's not the fastest.

2020-10-29T15:41:42Z
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Top 20Real User

The apps view that I get on my screen is not much useful for me. If I have to search for anything, I go to the Search bar and type there. They can maybe include integration with some third-party products.

2020-10-27T14:14:46Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

One of the areas that need some clarity, is when trying to secure a specific folder between the file system with a password. I am not sure if it is possible. As a user, I should have a facility that I can secure an entire folder with a password. This is a feature that I would like to be added to the Windows System. Also, It could be more secure.

2020-10-26T14:29:23Z
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Top 5Real User

There are a lot of frequent updates. They can reduce the number of updates and combine them into one monthly update. It also uses a lot of RAM and CPU, which should be fixed.

2020-10-26T12:10:27Z
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Top 10Real User

Right now, the solution is quite good and works quite well for us. I don't know if there are features that need improvement. Occasionally configurations can be a bit tricky.

2020-08-09T07:19:57Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is always high. Whenever I go out to buy a computer and want to buy a Windows license for it, it makes up a quarter of the total cost. It sometimes helps if it's bundled with the machine, but it's still expensive.

2020-08-04T07:26:18Z
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Top 5Real User

It would be great if the solution was more stable. It's a mass-produced product and people around the world use it extensively, which makes it a target for attacks. It needs better security against hackers. The solution needs to be more resilient against viruses. Apple computers, for example, are great in this sense. The solution could be more lightweight. The OS should be built lighter. Users shouldn't have to buy the highest-end processor or devices in order to run the OS smoothly. There should be less demand on the hardware. They could build or create an operating system that's less powerful than now. Currently, every year, we have to buy new devices just to have the best of Microsoft Windows products. If you want to have the best SharePoint, you have to add RAM. You have to have more and more powerful machines, just to have it run properly. It's demanding on the consumer. There are too many upgrades that are necessary and they happen too often.

2020-08-03T06:11:06Z
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Top 20Real User

One of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs. For example, if you are running 10 to 15 applications then the performance will slow down to something similar to Windows 7. Often, I will have Microsoft Office open, as well as my development tools, and once I have been using them for perhaps 20 minutes, everything slows down. Switching between applications at that point can take two or three minutes. I have been having some trouble with the .NET framework and it took me a full day to install it. The problem seems to be that every time it connects to Microsoft online, it is different. After several attempts, I was finally able to succeed.

2020-07-29T07:46:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution could be improved by simultaneously adding more features and also giving the user more ability to decrease some features to help keep the speed of the device decent. Users should be able to access the system remotely. The solution should be more responsive and faster. It would be helpful if the solution was able to integrate better with other platforms, like Android or Apple.

2020-07-28T06:50:20Z
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Top 20Real User

If you need servers to be deployed in a production environment then you definitely want to look at a different operating system. From an end-user point of view, I don't see in issues in using Windows. Improvements should be made to security, making it more resistant to hacking and malware.

2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
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Top 5Real User

I always compare products with the competition or what open-source products are doing. I would love for Microsoft to provide or participate in more open-source projects. They could do more expansion with less R&D and learn from what other developers do. The Windows interface could be much more flexible from a perspective of the user's experience. If you compare other operating systems to the standard Windows desktop experience, the level of configuration for Windows is not so great. You should be able to do more to customize it from the way it looks to the way it performs. What I also do not likes is the core of the Windows architecture. The registries and complexities that may help it to run fast also lead to issues, latent files, and other issues. Everyone who uses the product knows about having to reinstall Windows. This problem is something that still exists in the latest versions. The operating system works against itself and becomes slower after months of usage. The lag is more apparent if you install a lot of different applications. Eventually, this causes more serious issues and you need to reinstall the operating system. This is not something that you ever have to do on a Linux operating system. Linux is much more flexible. It is much cleaner and it is much easier to configure to your needs. One other issue I have with Microsoft — more than just the Windows operating system — is the lack of compatibility of their productivity tools suite. Nowadays, most people cannot live without their Office applications. Microsoft is the leader in this. Their Office products are not supported on Linux. In my opinion, the real reason people are still using Windows is not that it is a great operating system, it is because of the integrated productivity tools and familiarity. For Windows, the core of the operating system needs improvement from the perspective of flexibility and stability. As far as additional features, it is hard to really pinpoint something that Windows is missing. I think from a feature perspective and as a mature product, they are already pretty feature-heavy. They essentially have everything that a person could need and I do believe that Microsoft is doing a great job from the perspective of continually providing new features. I would prefer that they further developed the possibility of running other operating system applications. I like the features we got from Windows 10 to help incorporate the use of the Linux system. But I would love it if they made the effort to further expand on that. So the ability to better integrate with and run other operating systems would be a nice addition.

2020-07-26T08:19:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The speed and performance should be improved. Easier integration with other platforms would be an improvement. It should include a low-code or no-code solution for beginners that they can use to write applications.

2020-07-23T07:58:42Z
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Top 10Real User

Windows needs improvements made with respect to security because it is still vulnerable. Often, there are vulnerabilities found that they are releasing patches for. For example, Windows servers are still not very difficult to hack. When I was working with their products several years ago, it was really easy to break the Windows Server password. There are some features such as wireless display and remote desktop connections that are not available in the Home Edition, but it would be really helpful for home users to have access to these. I would like to see some kind of tool that can be used to plug in and connect to Azure technologies.

2020-07-19T08:15:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In terms of what could be improved, I would say the security patches. The security patches do not come very frequently with the operating systems. So this requires a lot of improvement because the security patches only come every now and then.

2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

The patch deployment in corporate enterprises could be improved in a way to specify when the system will update and to prevent users from interacting with this system during the actual updates. If you have a system running in a production facility, the user is only able to access a dedicated application when you then update the system, the application has to be stopped. When this happens, the system is open for manipulation. Microsoft should invest more in a way to protect users from interacting with this system during the update process. It's a very edge case. It's really important for us. I know some other production facilities. There are some third party solutions in place which tried to tackle this issue, but it would be better if Microsoft directly addressed it on their own. The solution should offer a bit of an easier integration with authentication methods, like FIDO or FIDO2 authentication with the USB-C. They should try to simplify the process of authenticating the user. Nobody wants to remember thousands of passwords.

2020-07-15T07:11:41Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm more into artificial intelligence and the data science side. So I do not like Windows that much. Setting up the environment variable, etc., needs improvement. This is true not only for Windows 10 but for Windows as a whole. It is currently a huge mess. Due to this, working with many libraries and packages becomes a difficult task. If they could find a better solution or a replacement for environment variables, I'd be extremely happy. The only thing which concerns me is updates. It gets updated often. Sometimes, however, it automatically gets updated. That is an issue. It can happen when you do not want it to be done. It's possible it can start and your files are not saved. They may be open while your laptop enters sleep mode. Then, when you re-open the computer to continue work, it all of a sudden decides to update, destroying your work. Once I accidentally did something that erased hidden folders on the C drive. It caused a lot of issues. Windows got corrupted on me. They should work to ensure that it isn't possible to accidentally delete these files or there should be a replica for them on the hard disc or something of that nature. Google has functionality whereby if you have your email ID open on your phone, on your Android phone, that means you can sync everything on your Google drive. The same thing should be provided by Microsoft. I do not think Microsoft provides a dedicated account to every valid Windows holder. This should be done so that everything you have on your local system should be somehow in synchronization with the cloud. That way, if something happens, like your laptop is stolen, or your laptop is corrupted all of a sudden, your data is not misplaced. You have your data somewhere. A sync with the cloud service should be available.

2020-07-15T07:11:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The frequent update of the Operating system is bad because, during each update, most of the programs or applications do not function well. Updates should be in intervals of every three to four months, and they should have the user's choice and interests in mind before any update.

2019-08-30T07:46:00Z
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