Its almost here. The day that Windows destroys the world….. I am only kidding, sort of. I have been using the Windows 10 technical preview on my laptop for some time now and for the most part have had no driver related issues that weren’t already well documented. Such as the Intel HD graphics driver that caused graphical issues by the dozens. It has since been fixed. And I was apparently also not the only one with touch pad issues. Again, it was resolved.
Everyone knew about Microsoft’s forced auto update policy many weeks ago. Quite rightly many bloggers also suggested this might turn out to be a nightmare for third party driver makers and Windows 10 itself. Those predictions are now coming true. And for once, its not just AMD video driver having issues. This one seems to really be poised to beat up the Nvidia SLI and Multi monitor setup users especially badly. Who should we be blaming here? I am going with blame Microsoft. I am sure theNvidia Windows 10 driver issue be resolved before the July 29 release. But what about down the line?
I understand that Microsoft wants to keep security at an iOS like level of compliance but come on. Windows is nothing like Macinstosh and for a good reason. The ability to choose and to ‘hack’ our gear for better performance or personalization! Microsoft doesn’t seem to see it this way. Here is their current official comment on this ;
“The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.”
No dancing around the tri-bush ward on that one.
So last week I said that you should wait to upgrade your video hardware until Windows 10 drops. Now I think thatmaybe you should wait to update your OS until Windows 10 SP1 drops or they give back the ability to choose your updates.
In the meantime, if you do upgrade, turn off Geforce experience since its going to be the only thing that you can control.
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