Windows 10 is the second worst operating system I have ever used. I’d even go as far as to say that Windows 10, in its current form, is barely a hair above Vista. Let’s face it, nothing can be worse than Vista, and yet, Windows 10 is the closest thing to it.

 

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Performance with Windows 10 is a joke. [click to open in new tab]
On one hand, I’m actually a fan of the new user interface… when it works. Searching in Windows 10 can be a chore, thanks to the very slow response times. And in regards to when it works? Yeah, not kidding. My entire desktop just crashed while writing up this article, and taking a few screenshots of the various Windows 10 functions. Here’s proof;

 

Though, the main issue isn’t with random crashes, which happen quite often. No, the main issue that I’ve been having since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, is with the disk drive reading 100% activity.
Now, if I were downloading games, or doing something intensive, I can understand 80%, maybe even 90% of total disk activity. But the act of simply opening the search bar skyrockets the disk activity from a low 5% to 100%, effectively rendering everything else on my computer useless. In fact, because of how poorly optimized Windows 10 seems to be, I’ve yet to actually max out my internet connection speed. Windows 10 hard disk usage is a massive bottleneck, that needs to be fixed. Here’s a video of how using the search function affects the performance of Windows 10. Also take note on how the web results fail to load.

 

Here’s my internet connection speed, when downloading a real-world item via Steam. Note the inconsistency and speed fluctuations. [long video]

 

Aside from the disk performance issues of Windows 10, it’s actually a fairly decent operating system, with a ton of future potential. But for right now, no. Windows 10 is far from perfect, and maybe even a bit controversial. From privacy complaints to selling basic features as a premium extra, Windows 10 has a long, looong ways to go before it’s stable, secure, and a worthy part of everyday computing.

Until that day comes, and trust me, it will come, avoid Windows 10. Stick with Windows 7. Hell, stick with Windows 8 too, if you’ve gotten used to the Metro UI. Windows 10 just isn’t ready.

 

On that note, I am severely frustrated by the insanely horrible performance brought on by unexplainable disk usage. If anyone out there has any suggestions on how to improve performance, please drop me a comment below. For reference purposes, my computer specifications are as follow.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.50GHz
GPU: EVGA GTX 580
RAM: 8GB DDR3 Generic Brand. (soon to be G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB)
MOBO: ASUS B85M-E
HDD: WD Green 3TB ( WD30EZRX)