I'm doing a Windows install in a VM to test some stuff, and it takes FOREVER. How do people put up with that?

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@Linux_in_a_Bit Windows is like: oh you haven't used this computer for a week? Sit through 45 minutes of updates and reboots before you can use it ;)

@Linux_in_a_Bit i installed windows 10 on my laptop with a ssd and it was fast af tho. Ram also matters, but i also have sysctl tweaks

@Linux_in_a_Bit Fun fact, that is not even all of them. And some of them re-enables themselfs quietly after updates...

I use an app called "shut up 10" on my windows installations to actually disable all the things... But windows really is a privacy nightmare.

I hope UX designers who specialize in dark patterns like this gets to go to a special hell (designed by Kafka himself).

@Linux_in_a_Bit You need to click Learn More; some of them are hidden as tiny little links in all that wordiness… I thought I was being paranoid when I did that, but no.

Windows 10 is truly horrifying.

@wizzwizz4 Yeah, it's scary... I like Windows Ameliorated, but I'm not using that bc it's just a tiny short term project.

@Linux_in_a_Bit I would watch a video of trying (and failing) to make a Win 10 install private. nobody likes it, but it's because it's windows is why people tolerate it like, I don't mind windows, I just don't like all the telemetry, which is why i shut it off, some people built custom unattended installers to remove that garbage and use software to keep it gone.
I do the latter because laziness these days people know windows will totally suck on a HDD so try to havr it on an SSD. that's usually thr thing oh lol :cirno_shrug:. then it's just purely windows being windows needing a quantum computer and a nuclear power plant at home just to open the start menu

@Linux_in_a_Bit things that are fast on computers have always been an outlier. you get used to multitasking.

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