So around this time last year, invites to upgrade to windows 10 rolled out.... Did anyone besides me upgrade (I'm sure many have)? What are any thoughts, problems, good experiences you've had with operating system? Thoughts on Cortana one year later? do you even use it...ahem...her? Do you think it will get better/worse as time goes on? I personally have not had many problems with Windows 10, It has ran pretty much any older program I've thrown on it. I remember when I first updated it, and I wanted to replace the default drivers with the latest drivers (made for win 7) on my then main laptop, a beat-up old Compaq. (well, 5 years old is ancient for a laptop.) Had some issues with the certificates or whatever....worked aound that, haven't had any major problems after. Was concerned about the privacy aspects, a lot of people voiced concern about push updates (apples been doing it for years) however, I'm pretty poor and boring online, and quite average looking so I wasn't worried about getting cleaned out online by the royal family of some obscure country. However, I did turn off a few privacy settings. I installed chrome as that was what I used before but I found the Edge browser to be quite capable. I did find some of the live tiles to be a little annoying (easily removed.) Cortana....well....lets just say it's a neat concept....but I had a hard time integrating her into my life in a fashion where she'd actually prove useful. So I told her to take a hike....for now. Like I said, my online life is quite pathetic, I have no social media accounts (well, an unused google plus account) my email is basically a landfill of spam, and my calender is the online equivalent of hoth (before the rebels showed up.) so Cortana just wasn't needed. I'd be curious to know if people use her and their experiences. I'm not sure whats coming down the road however, I feel like Microsoft has been a little heavy handed, and there's a part of me thats expecting advertisments to start appearing on my desktop, with no way to turn them off. Maybe thats not a fair thing to think. But the phrase "There are no free rides." keeps popping up. curious to know what others think.