Thing is M$ have shafted Win 8 too, all the telemetry and data mining stuff is in there too.
But they can be removed pretty easily if you know what updates not to install and also it is not as intergrated as windows 10 Telemetry is.
Latest Win 10 release has removed even more of the settings that were still available in gpedit.msc , it has got to the point now where Windows disappears and Linux replaces it on all my kit.
i would love to do that, but my video editor is Mac or Windows only.
Users are no longer going to be allowed to decide how they use their PC/Laptop and what software they run.
M$ were prosecuted and fined over IE being embedded , yet they are doing more of the same with Win 10.
This is what I do not understand is how MS is allowed to get away with this, but then I suppose they are friends with the U.S government, the E.U and our own government.
The Linux photo viewers / editors and media players are far better than anything available on Windows.
I know, i use Linux on my laptop. I did try to install it on here but for some reason it would not. It would only be a second OS, but nice to use.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 10 pro, reluctantly, laptop by Linux