It is getting to be far more than just frustrating, working (hah!) with Windows 10. I mentioned in an earlier post that I have to run ZoneAlarm every single time I boot my computer in order to even get online. Firefox can’t connect, nor can Microsoft Edge, and my mail software just hangs forever.
Running ZoneAlarm I have noticed something which Microsoft should have picked up long ago: it is always the same twelve problems.
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I can fix them, but the fix is only temporary. The software continues to work in the background, as it should, but the fixes break again during this background work. I run my mail program and can, after one or two reboots, get a connection. I can download my mails, eventually. The problem is I then want to write mails. This is, surprisingly enough, something we all do: we reply, we send out new mails.
Since the connections in the software – these twelve – keep on coming back, my mail program hangs when it tries to connect to send the new mails. It may have worked, finally, to receive, but then loses everything completely. The mails don’t get sent, not even the spy mails Microsoft sends itself. I have to start all over again; tell the mail program to stop, not to send, then reboot and try again.
With Windows 10, to get it to work, I spend more time rebooting than actually working. For me that is one massive Fail on the part of Microsoft, and one which they ought to correct now, and not some time in the future. Whether they get around to it or not, that is another matter entirely.
- Viktoria Michaelis.