Windows 10 is broken! Time to look for a new OS?

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  1. TANWare

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    As I stated before I was willing to give it another chance but that seems to be a fading idea. The reason is for over 1 year W10 has been broken and not only is M$ aware of it but they are doing nothing about it. Now I am not talking about all the complaints of issues we would like to see fixed but the normal internal functions of the OS are broken. In particular is file management.

    If you go to settings>system>storage>(primary drive)>temporary files you are given options to delete temporary files and delete previous windows versions. Neither option works, they delete nothing and manual work around(s) seem to miss files or the system refuses to give permission to delete them.

    There are people complaining of huge wasted file space. We are talking some extreme cases of over 300GB. This is not acceptable of an OS and it looks to just be an internal permission problem.

    I am guessing time to go all Linux if this can not be fixed, and so far M$ has shown it can't. My patience is definitely wearing thin for sure.
     
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    Which build do you use?

    Does a clean install make any difference? I know it's not an ideal solution.

    What about disk cleanup?

    Windows 7 is still an option for some.
     
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    The problem has existed through multiple build, even my new Nextbook is a clean install and it upgraded too 1511 and has issues. Since the new system was win 10 Win 7 is not a real option. Yes W7 is an option but I need all systems on the same OS and since we have to eventually leave W7 may just have to do it sooner than later. The longer I wait to change platforms to more painful the change will be.
     
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    Disk Cleanup doesn't fix this?

    I see your frustration, but at the same time I get why you're hesitating because it will involve some extra work to change OS.

    Try 1607 before anything else. You're 12 days away from version 1607, aka Redstone 1. If you want to, I can update my 1607 build 14390 VM to 14393 and report back to you.
    If you want me to test something specific just tell me.
     
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    Also, could this not be fixed in the anniversary update?
     
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    It's the same thing as 1607.
     
  7. TANWare

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    this may be fixed in a future build but I have little faith. Disk cleanup does not see all the files.

    Edit; a big problem I see is "system" does not give up permission for the files or directories.
     
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    My VM uses 11.2 GB right now. We'll see what happens after I update it.
     
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