Wow... how did Windows get to be so bad? I mean, it used to be a pretty decent operating system.

Specifically, when did they start turning app launch commands into web searches?

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Like seriously... I’m trying to open fucking notepad, not search on bing!

And the options to turn that horrible behavior off and buried deep deep in some poorly-documented regedit nightmare. Who thought this would ever be a good user experience??

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And then I try to reboot and test my registry hacks, and Windows launches into some automatic update process (WITHOUT ASKING ME FIRST) and now my computer has been a very loud and hot paperweight for the last 10 minutes.

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AND THEN

when my computer finally becomes usable again, Windows is all like: USE THIS NEW BROWSER INSTEAD OF THE ONE YOU ALREADY LIKE ISNT IT GREAT LETS SET IT UP FOR YOU RIGHT NOW!!!!1

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Hard Nope.

But theres no option to abort or exit the setup process. So I have to forcibly terminate the process using Task Manager!!

I’ve never seen such an actively user-hostile UX before in my life!

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@cuchaz When they stop hand-holding and switch to openly hand-cuffing.

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