Did you work out what was worth keeping and what wasn’t?
Just got an Acer laptop with windows 10, and I’m going through the same thing.
Win10 seems pretty slick in many ways, but annoying in others.
The 15 minute setup walkthrough was relatively slick, while also making me hate Cortana and want to punch her in her stupid faux-matey face. That kind of casual friendly chat seems to work ok in text on websites, but it’s bloody annoying when she’s actually saying it to you. (can I change cortana to a british accent, I wonder if she’d be less smug?).
So then I turned off all the privacy things, which it didn’t like much.
(That said, I can see having an instant search for info option on the taskbar being handy).
I can’t tell how much of the bloat is Acer Bloat and how much is Microsoft Bloat. (there are a fair number of ‘free’ microsoft things like Office and Minecraft that turn out to not really be free once you look into it.
Then there’s all the Xbox stuff, MS Store stuff that I haven’t had to deal with until now. WTF is a ;gamertag; and why would I want one??
Need to get rid of all the crappy candy crush mobile games as well.
Also, why do I need a PIN if I have a microsoft Account and password? It made me make one, but didn’t explain why.
It’s kinda cool that it picked up my wallpaper from my existing PC automatically though.
Then I just need to work out the best way to move all my stuff across, and to deal with the fact it’s a 256Gb SSD when I have 480Gb on my current HDD.
(Do you guys use usb hdd drives for docs?)
I’m gonna uninstall Norton, but I’m still somewhat iffy on the Windows Defender thing. Not because it’s likely to be bad, but because surely every windows virus must be written with it in mind these days? I can’t help but feel that having a 3rd party AV would make it less likely that the AV is designed to bypass it.
Anyone know if Shut Up 10 or Anti-beacon, or WMP or Win10Privact, or similar is still recommended these days?