2019-08-30T07:46:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Windows 10?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Windows 10.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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PeerSpot user
85 Answers
2022-11-17T15:21:30Z
Nov 17, 2022

We are in 2022, so why can't we put a note in a folder?!
Think how useful it is. As an organization, you and I have a mort of files, and usually a few employees work on the same file.
They need to know how to save the file (which form), in what order, or even what kind of files they should save there, etc.

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BektaşAykut Atalay - PeerSpot reviewer
Electronics Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-19T07:48:49Z
Jul 19, 2022

Microsoft could improve the support for installing programs. It should be easy to install programs from Microsoft and search in the Microsoft Store.

Armand GADA-YAO - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Directeur BU at AITEK
Reseller
Top 5
2022-01-05T07:15:02Z
Jan 5, 2022

I can't recall any aspect that I would consider improving. When it comes to Windows 11 specifically, you really have to have a good PC. You need to have a very good graphic card. Unfortunately, many PCs lack a good graphic card and therefore can't support it. I've had some issues with a configuration that's given me trouble.

AE
Telco and IT Cloud based solutions at Ericsson
Real User
2021-12-13T20:45:00Z
Dec 13, 2021

Windows 10 isn't as stable as MacOS and requires too many patches. When the patches are installing, it slows down the PC. These changes are complex, and many processes are running simultaneously, so we experience a decrease in speed. Another thing that could be useful is the ability to create virtual machines inside to have a hypervisor if it's possible. That way, we could use the operating system to create new virtual machines, allowing us to add special installations that might be useful for personal projects. But this is complex, but it could meet the market demand. VMware is the most widely used system globally, and Oracle is also common. So it would be great if we had something that could be used inside the operating system without installing something on top.

VL
Technology Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-12-13T12:16:46Z
Dec 13, 2021

I cannot recall coming across any shortcomings or missing features. The pricing could always be lower.

AA
IT Support Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-13T11:27:00Z
Dec 13, 2021

Windows 10 could improve its security and they have not added anything extra to the solution from the previous versions.

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RM
Senior Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-03T13:29:00Z
Dec 3, 2021

There is room for improvement when it comes to the licensing.

NN
Functional Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-25T11:45:25Z
Nov 25, 2021

In general, the price could always be cheaper.

PG
Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-23T19:58:00Z
Nov 23, 2021

The Windows driver can be cranky sometimes. Sometimes the mouse won't work or the driver software gets cranky and stops working, so I have to reboot. This is the only annoying problem I've had with Windows. The driver's performance could be improved.

AB
Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-22T13:40:00Z
Nov 22, 2021

Windows 10 could be improved by implementing synchronization between Teams and Skype for Business. If you're in a conference call in one tool, the other tool shows that you're available. This means that you get calls from other people in your organization while you are unavailable. So synchronization is missing, that's all.

NR
Lead architect at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-11-19T16:59:03Z
Nov 19, 2021

There is a lot of preloaded information on Windows 10, that impacts the memory position. The security should improve because there are a lot of packets that have to be delivered, and that will take time to install.

IS
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-18T22:55:00Z
Nov 18, 2021

This solution is good enough, but Windows is always playing catch-up when it comes to development. For instance, Docker containers is technology that was introduced with Linux and they just decided that it was usable. The primary reason why I rarely use Windows is that it's not interesting from a development perspective. An improvement I would like to see is in Windows updates. They don't seem to test the updates. My wife uses Windows as well and after the update, her computer was no longer usable. It was what we call the "blue screen of death." It had to be erased and started up from scratch, which was a nightmare. It seems that they aren't testing their updates anymore, they're just pushing them, and they're not propagating the updates to everybody. They're propagating to a specific, small portion of people. Only after do they check if everything is okay. If there's no bad feedback, then they increase the scope, release the updates to the wider public, and so on. Windows is a paid operating system, so this is not normal and not okay. I would expect this from open source technologies, but even these are better. We are using the open source version of Ubuntu, which is free, and it's still way better than the updates for Microsoft operating systems. I have only worked with the desktop version of Windows 10, so I don't know how things work for the server operating systems, but at least for the common user of Windows 10, it's a nightmare.

VB
Head of Information technologies systems department at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-16T22:02:22Z
Nov 16, 2021

The interface could be more user-friendly.

PV
Network Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-11-15T17:03:50Z
Nov 15, 2021

They could continue to improve user-friendliness. The solution would benefit from more dashboards.

GR
Office 365 support specialist at a renewables & environment company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-11-05T11:21:25Z
Nov 5, 2021

I do not like the interface of Windows 10 very much and the performance could be enhanced. Sometimes everything is a little bit cumbersome. When I used the interface of Windows 7 it was much quicker than Windows 10, as far as finding the information. I preferred Windows 7 for this interoperability. It was easier to interact with the Windows 7, to use the control panel. With Windows 10 there are fewer settings in the control panel as well, but there's the different possibility to reach the same information, and sometimes it creates confusion. Overall, it was easier to reach different programs in the previous version. In an upcoming release of Windows 10, I would like to see less. There are too many elements or settings. I prefer the operating system to be very minimal because it's only the base to access all the software. It doesn't need to be cumbersome, it should contain what we need and nothing more. For example, the weather, or similar features, only take up memory.

RC
Vice President at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-04T17:50:53Z
Nov 4, 2021

It would be nice to have more integration with other platforms, something which is always welcome.

GA
Owner with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-10-28T15:48:44Z
Oct 28, 2021

Allowing us to follow up by email, for example, might improve the company approval process. The workflow could be improved. It's difficult to determine the source of an issue when it comes to performance. There is room for improvement in troubleshooting. It's not always easy to use Microsoft Teams through the browser or an app. When there is a collaborative meeting, they should make it easier for the user to connect right away. When we get an invitation from someone outside, we have a hard time accepting it.

AR
Associate Vice President at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-27T11:57:00Z
Oct 27, 2021

Windows 10 needs to be a little bit more secure. We're getting patches and updates from time to time.

TP
IT Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-12T10:59:47Z
Oct 12, 2021

So far, the solution has been very good. I cannot recall coming across any missing features. There's nothing I would add at this time. We'd always be happier if the enterprise version was a little bit lower in price.

Shyami Lakshika - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Engineer - Network & Security at Connex Information Technologies
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-07T13:50:51Z
Oct 7, 2021

It could be more secure. I would like to see more security in the next release.

HM
General Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-24T14:17:08Z
Sep 24, 2021

The solution could improve by making the update process faster.

AD
swEngineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-24T11:47:25Z
Sep 24, 2021

The solution could improve by having better security.

Sai-Krishna - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, BI & Analytics at Perceptive Analytics
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-10T13:19:42Z
Sep 10, 2021

I do not recall coming across any missing features. Just like any other Windows product, it's great. I can't think of anything else to add. Like all Windows products or like all the Microsoft products, like Office, it's priced a bit on the higher side.

MR
Product Manager at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-09-07T20:55:39Z
Sep 7, 2021

I generally have a better user experience using macOS than Windows. I could actually see a lot of bugs and glitches. The performance of Windows is not that great. They could optimize the OS for all devices. If they could avoid the constant bombarding of the updates, which happens, that would be appreciated.

PP
Management Executive at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-07T12:04:23Z
Sep 7, 2021

The whole point of Microsoft is it's a phenomenal stack of products. However, Microsoft must realize that it's operating in Africa. We cannot pay US dollars. For the cost of Microsoft Windows 10, it's just not affordable for the majority of the population in South Africa. Who's going to spend that amount of money when people are barely affording to live? It's costly.

MG
Information Management Specialist at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-06T09:03:41Z
Sep 6, 2021

The solution could offer better integration capabilities.

TA
Process Manager at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-03T11:06:26Z
Sep 3, 2021

It could have faster updates.

NS
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
2021-08-20T09:03:41Z
Aug 20, 2021

Sometimes we getting slowness issues while performing some heavy operations. We aren't multitasking or anything, however, some heavy load is there. In those times, Windows 10 is not responding as we would like it to. They need to improve this. As of now, I haven't seen many ain points per see. However, whether we're upgrading the software or clearing the cache, it would help us if the solution was more responsive. The security could be improved. I have had colleagues who have gotten their files corrupted somehow.

CR
IT Manager at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-08-16T16:52:19Z
Aug 16, 2021

The solution could improve by limiting the number of updates they have because while the update is happening there is a reduction in system performance. When attempting to work it is non-productive.

NH
IT Manager at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-13T17:10:56Z
Aug 13, 2021

The main issue is related to the patch security management that is released. The updates take a lot of time to complete, and they could be faster.

Dimitris Iracleous - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Technical Instructor at codehub
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-28T17:45:22Z
Jul 28, 2021

We have a lot of different hardware that has to communicate, and sometimes, the Windows drivers get overloaded. So, the performance could be better.

NS
Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-07-27T16:57:52Z
Jul 27, 2021

Microsoft could improve the solution by adding enhanced translation and speaking recognition.

KrisVan De Vijver - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure and System Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-27T15:20:09Z
Jul 27, 2021

On a MacBook, in macOS, whatever application you have opened or are using, whether it's Apple or third-party or part of the OS or not, it doesn't matter, at any point you can always zoom in on the screen by just simply pushing a button and rotating the mouse scroll wheel for example, at any time. It's very smooth and fast zooming capabilities. You can zoom in very a lot or zoom in limited, whatever you need, at any part of the screen. I love that feature. However, in Windows 10, the magnifier is really bad in comparison to the macOS zooming feature. I don't exactly remember what Apple calls it, however, the Windows magnifier is really bad. I tried also some third-party zooming tools and software for Windows, which were also really bad. This is something I really miss in Windows. In Windows, the magnifier really isn't that great.

DM
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-27T12:57:12Z
Jul 27, 2021

Windows 10 could improve by being more user-friendly and provide a screen mirroring feature for the ability to share the screen with mobile devices without having to purchase a third-party application. With Mac OS it is able to be done right away.

SS
Technical Lead at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-07-27T08:35:13Z
Jul 27, 2021

The solution is a little expensive, they could reduce the cost.

PL
Divisional Manager - Digital at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-26T15:07:08Z
Jul 26, 2021

As an open source application, the solution should be more accomodative.

SV
QA Test Lead at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-26T10:33:08Z
Jul 26, 2021

I notice a lot of latency in Windows 10. Sometimes it slows down things. If I use a virtualized environment and if I run Windows 10, it's definitely slow, even on my personal computer, if it is not SSD. The performance could be much better. Built into the solution is Windows Defender, which is in all the recent versions of the Windows operating system, however, we still end up buying an extra antivirus product in the market to ensure we are secure. Windows Defender should be enhanced and compete with the market with other antivirus products so that it comes as part of the operating system and actually offers very good protection. Native apps such as, for example, Windows Notepad, which is a basic feature provided by Windows over the last 24 years, have had no enhancement at all. If you try to play around with some data or put it in a Notepad note, it still is quite difficult to use. You need to pay for Notepad++ or some TextPad, or some other application tool to get some actual usability.

Andre Nel - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-07-23T15:09:12Z
Jul 23, 2021

I've heard that they have plans to take away the control panel, which may be a mistake unless they can improve the level of settings. The pricing could be more competitive compared to other products of the same nature.

MP
Deputy Manager IT at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2021-07-23T10:47:03Z
Jul 23, 2021

Its cost is very high and should be reduced. It would be helpful if Windows had its own antivirus to protect the OS. They should provide an antivirus with it.

Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-22T22:42:30Z
Jul 22, 2021

I would like to see the price reduced.

FD
IT Project Manager, Senior Java Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-21T11:54:52Z
Jul 21, 2021

Although security was improved greatly from Windows 7, there are still many artifacts remaining from it and from Windows XP. There is still the control panel. Also, migration wasn't done to the new interface. As such, the solution could be more secure and user-friendly.

Santosh Kurakula - PeerSpot reviewer
Group DWH and BI Senior Manager at Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-08T11:26:24Z
Jul 8, 2021

The security needs to improve.

MA
Co-Founder at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-07T23:53:37Z
Jul 7, 2021

The solution could improve by being more user-friendly and limiting the security patches to once every quarter instead of weekly.

TS
Security consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-06T12:18:00Z
Jul 6, 2021

What I am expecting is that soon this will be their last product for me, however, if they go for the next Windows version, that they'll definitely change the kernel to Linux from the current one. Linux is more secure, and, although this solution has come a long way, it would be helpful if they could continue to develop the security aspects of the product. There likely should be fewer releases going forward.

PK
Freelance Software Engineer + Director of a company at a outsourcing company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-05T22:09:48Z
Jul 5, 2021

It would be better if there were more integration with Linux and Azure.

TT
Manager, Datacenter Facilities at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2021-07-05T14:38:32Z
Jul 5, 2021

I'd like to see less restrictions on the use so it would be easier to use and manage.

mehrab hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-02T13:41:55Z
Jul 2, 2021

It should be more secure and should have an antivirus.

JB
Partner at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Real User
2021-06-16T09:20:10Z
Jun 16, 2021

There should be better support for SQL servers. We haven't started using SQL yet, but when we do, we'll need proper support. Also, it could benefit from more integration.

RS
Project Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-15T14:44:13Z
Jun 15, 2021

I cannot recall the solution having any missing features. We've been happy with its abilities so far. Nothing strikes me as lacking in terms of how it operates. The stability could be a bit stronger - if they were going to work on any specific aspect.

AV
Graduate Trainee at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-15T09:00:04Z
Jun 15, 2021

The solution could always be more secure, even though I am quite happy with its level of security at the moment.

MY
IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-10T17:48:00Z
Jun 10, 2021

I would prefer to see an OS that is lighter. We are currently in the process of reviewing the OS and it seems we can get away with using it without the need to pay a license fee. We are talking about a UNIX server OS that is very light and can be installed on any device, even a tension one, such as a PC. If this can be used to run things effectively then it means that the OS is really good. We're going to test it in the areas of security, functionality and adaptability to the environment. I need to be integrated to an active directory. So these are some of the models and key features that we're going to test to see if we can install them in our environments, get them working with our active directory, and examine if our solution, our applications, are compatible with them. If the OS can perform these key functions then perhaps we can consider getting laptops and computers that do not require OS or that come with three BSD, for example, which would allow us to do installation. I don't know if I would recommend Windows 10. The resource consumption can stand improvement. Much memory is used up and this quickly leads to the CPU running out. The operating system should be optimized to a point where it manages RAM and re-computes computer resources much more effectively. When an application is running on Windows 10 it has a tendency to consume the entire RAM. Once optimized, very weak machines would be able to effectively run Windows 10. If, for example, one were running a graphics intensive application on Windows 10, the entire memory would tend to be consumed, the application would drag and the RAM would be insufficient to run it. A terminal check would demonstrate that even the functionality of Windows 10 would be excessively consuming the resources of the system.

VP
Managing Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2021-05-24T13:24:21Z
May 24, 2021

As far as improvement is concerned, nothing particularly comes to mind. It generally works quite well.

SC
Programing Manager Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-05-06T09:01:45Z
May 6, 2021

The solution could improve in security, we use a third-party antivirus solution to keep it secure.

ZT
Data Scientist at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2021-04-15T12:48:37Z
Apr 15, 2021

It may be due to the features and apps that I use, but sometimes, I find my laptop slows down. Still, it's not a big problem with the OS. Other than that, I can't think of anything else that needs to be improved.

AB
Technician at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-30T22:35:03Z
Mar 30, 2021

The stability could be improved, as I've had issues where it's crash or frozen. Some of the command-line utilities could be a little cleaner. There could be more information available online for PowerShell. It has a lot, but there can never be enough of that.

KS
Information Technology Supervisor at a renewables & environment company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-18T08:38:21Z
Feb 18, 2021

The updates could be improved. Sometimes when we update, there are instances where it fails or crashes. I wish they would sort that out. When the update is downloaded, maybe we could have a method of checking that the downloaded update from Windows is alright so it doesn't damage our computers before restarting it. For me, that's the most troubling part — crashing after we've updated it. I've experienced that many times. There are instances where it has actually corrupted the Windows OS, then we have to reformat it. Every time I have to reformat and install Windows, I have to remove so many pre-installed games and other unnecessary junk. I don't like that. It's just a bother having to remove them again and again and again.

FD
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-18T07:45:41Z
Feb 18, 2021

Windows 10 could be a little faster.

AW
Founder at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-05T09:35:15Z
Feb 5, 2021

Support could be better.

Alberto Ferretti - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder - CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-03T14:52:49Z
Feb 3, 2021

I think the product could be improved technically.

AshutoshGupt - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant, Presales at Self-employed
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-26T10:55:00Z
Jan 26, 2021

If someone is coming from a previous Windows experience, it could be complex. The solution could be more simplistic from a user perspective. When operating the solution sometimes you receive many different types of options, there is a chatbot build in, and some automatic assistance that was not expected. There are excessive features in this version and the functionality they are based on needs improvement. The traditional way of using a Windows platform has been somehow lost. It will take a little time to get used to the Windows 10 experience. Some features are not available in the basic version of the software that can be useful. In the future, the solution should have a more simplified virtual assistant. I think they might be already planning to do this. There should be more features coming in the solution pre-installed. For example, when you purchase Windows 10, you should have a basic version of Microsoft Office installed on it. It should not be priced separately, more inclusion of features should be there.

Pete Fotopoulos - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T07:44:49Z
Jan 23, 2021

I think the user interface can be a little bit better. Improve the menus because navigating the menu could be a little difficult if you don't have any experience. They need to get rid of that hive registry. Over time, the hive can get defragged, and you have to start installing and uninstalling. It becomes very fragmented and very convoluted with multi-layers. Their support could also be better. Sometimes support can get lost when outsourced or outsourced somewhere to a different culture.

MA
Lead Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-14T13:48:05Z
Jan 14, 2021

They should introduce some special tools for system administrators. I am currently looking at how to calculate the storage. It should have additional tools for monitoring for system administrators. A lot of such monitoring and security tools are available for free in other open-source operating systems, such as CentOS. It should have the backup-and-restore functionality, which is integrated with any external device, such as a USB device. Windows 10 should also be free. They should only charge for Professional Windows 10, but the basic OS should be free. Microsoft should support the Red Hat operating system. When I install Red Hat, it doesn't support NTFS. It needs some additional plug-ins.

Michael Barg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-07T21:05:54Z
Jan 7, 2021

It would be great if Microsoft could make PCs boot much faster but I think it may be more of a function of the PC's system design than the operating system. Solid-state drives have no mechanical mechanisms making them faster than the earlier hard disk drive technology. I'm an end-user, like most people, and want my PC to boot faster so I may begin my work. As I think further about Windows 10 improvement, it would be better if Microsoft could improve how their operating system stores files. And I would like to find my information quicker without having to devise a new search strategy every time I forget where I stored a file.

SH
Product Technical Manager at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-30T12:23:32Z
Nov 30, 2020

I think that the user interface is a little bit complicated and can be more user-friendly.

Doan Viet Duc - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at Sunivy
Real User
2020-11-18T17:05:31Z
Nov 18, 2020

I'm not sure of any shortcomings with the solution, however, I myself am not very technical. It would be ideal if the solution itself was less technical so a person like myself could more easily access it and understand it.

Abdallah Barahmeh - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at Bluetech
Consultant
Top 20
2020-10-31T22:12:34Z
Oct 31, 2020

They have a lot of updates, and most of these updates don't have a major feature. We do an update, and we usually don't see any new features from the end-user perspective, which is quite unlike phone updates, where after the update, we usually see something really new. We should be required to update Windows 10 only for major changes. The updates also take a lot of time. When the updates are going on, the PC becomes a bit slow.

Atefeh Mohib - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-30T01:54:00Z
Oct 30, 2020

I have some challenges with the search box. It's a good tool, but sometimes there are some problems. For example, I can't find an application that I installed earlier.

SK
Sr Principal Infrastructure Engineer at Mphasis
Consultant
2020-10-29T19:01:00Z
Oct 29, 2020

There are a lot of patches that are released frequently that always ask for a reboot. This causes errors and unpredictable actions on the computer. Sometimes it will get hot and reboot and all those kind of patches which will happen after an installation. That is something that needs improvement. It always creates issues when we're in production. It doesn't happen all the time. The pandemic has made it hard to go into the office to get the problem rectified. We don't always want to reboot. Users aren't interested to keep on rebooting a laptop. So their laptop can get infected every month which creates problems. And then it's hard to get to the office to get the problems fixed.

AL
Sap Advanced Business Application Programming Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-29T15:41:42Z
Oct 29, 2020

The connection with the Apple product could be better. The integration could be improved. The internet page is a bit difficult, the browser is not the best on the market, and it's not the fastest.

RJ
Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-27T14:14:46Z
Oct 27, 2020

The apps view that I get on my screen is not much useful for me. If I have to search for anything, I go to the Search bar and type there. They can maybe include integration with some third-party products.

Venkateswarlu Paturu - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-26T14:29:23Z
Oct 26, 2020

One of the areas that need some clarity, is when trying to secure a specific folder between the file system with a password. I am not sure if it is possible. As a user, I should have a facility that I can secure an entire folder with a password. This is a feature that I would like to be added to the Windows System. Also, It could be more secure.

SG
Senior Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-10-26T12:10:27Z
Oct 26, 2020

There are a lot of frequent updates. They can reduce the number of updates and combine them into one monthly update. It also uses a lot of RAM and CPU, which should be fixed.

JL
General manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-08-09T07:19:57Z
Aug 9, 2020

Right now, the solution is quite good and works quite well for us. I don't know if there are features that need improvement. Occasionally configurations can be a bit tricky.

DJ
Manager-IT at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-04T07:26:18Z
Aug 4, 2020

The price is always high. Whenever I go out to buy a computer and want to buy a Windows license for it, it makes up a quarter of the total cost. It sometimes helps if it's bundled with the machine, but it's still expensive.

HS
IT Business Relationship Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-08-03T06:11:06Z
Aug 3, 2020

It would be great if the solution was more stable. It's a mass-produced product and people around the world use it extensively, which makes it a target for attacks. It needs better security against hackers. The solution needs to be more resilient against viruses. Apple computers, for example, are great in this sense. The solution could be more lightweight. The OS should be built lighter. Users shouldn't have to buy the highest-end processor or devices in order to run the OS smoothly. There should be less demand on the hardware. They could build or create an operating system that's less powerful than now. Currently, every year, we have to buy new devices just to have the best of Microsoft Windows products. If you want to have the best SharePoint, you have to add RAM. You have to have more and more powerful machines, just to have it run properly. It's demanding on the consumer. There are too many upgrades that are necessary and they happen too often.

GR
Embedded Engineer at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-07-29T07:46:00Z
Jul 29, 2020

One of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs. For example, if you are running 10 to 15 applications then the performance will slow down to something similar to Windows 7. Often, I will have Microsoft Office open, as well as my development tools, and once I have been using them for perhaps 20 minutes, everything slows down. Switching between applications at that point can take two or three minutes. I have been having some trouble with the .NET framework and it took me a full day to install it. The problem seems to be that every time it connects to Microsoft online, it is different. After several attempts, I was finally able to succeed.

IB
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-28T06:50:20Z
Jul 28, 2020

The solution could be improved by simultaneously adding more features and also giving the user more ability to decrease some features to help keep the speed of the device decent. Users should be able to access the system remotely. The solution should be more responsive and faster. It would be helpful if the solution was able to integrate better with other platforms, like Android or Apple.

SB
Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
Jul 27, 2020

If you need servers to be deployed in a production environment then you definitely want to look at a different operating system. From an end-user point of view, I don't see in issues in using Windows. Improvements should be made to security, making it more resistant to hacking and malware.

LD
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:19:01Z
Jul 26, 2020

I always compare products with the competition or what open-source products are doing. I would love for Microsoft to provide or participate in more open-source projects. They could do more expansion with less R&D and learn from what other developers do. The Windows interface could be much more flexible from a perspective of the user's experience. If you compare other operating systems to the standard Windows desktop experience, the level of configuration for Windows is not so great. You should be able to do more to customize it from the way it looks to the way it performs. What I also do not likes is the core of the Windows architecture. The registries and complexities that may help it to run fast also lead to issues, latent files, and other issues. Everyone who uses the product knows about having to reinstall Windows. This problem is something that still exists in the latest versions. The operating system works against itself and becomes slower after months of usage. The lag is more apparent if you install a lot of different applications. Eventually, this causes more serious issues and you need to reinstall the operating system. This is not something that you ever have to do on a Linux operating system. Linux is much more flexible. It is much cleaner and it is much easier to configure to your needs. One other issue I have with Microsoft — more than just the Windows operating system — is the lack of compatibility of their productivity tools suite. Nowadays, most people cannot live without their Office applications. Microsoft is the leader in this. Their Office products are not supported on Linux. In my opinion, the real reason people are still using Windows is not that it is a great operating system, it is because of the integrated productivity tools and familiarity. For Windows, the core of the operating system needs improvement from the perspective of flexibility and stability. As far as additional features, it is hard to really pinpoint something that Windows is missing. I think from a feature perspective and as a mature product, they are already pretty feature-heavy. They essentially have everything that a person could need and I do believe that Microsoft is doing a great job from the perspective of continually providing new features. I would prefer that they further developed the possibility of running other operating system applications. I like the features we got from Windows 10 to help incorporate the use of the Linux system. But I would love it if they made the effort to further expand on that. So the ability to better integrate with and run other operating systems would be a nice addition.

Ather Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Risk Management at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-07-23T07:58:42Z
Jul 23, 2020

The speed and performance should be improved. Easier integration with other platforms would be an improvement. It should include a low-code or no-code solution for beginners that they can use to write applications.

Gaurav-Jain - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant (Architect) at MasterCard Incorporated
Real User
2020-07-19T08:15:39Z
Jul 19, 2020

Windows needs improvements made with respect to security because it is still vulnerable. Often, there are vulnerabilities found that they are releasing patches for. For example, Windows servers are still not very difficult to hack. When I was working with their products several years ago, it was really easy to break the Windows Server password. There are some features such as wireless display and remote desktop connections that are not available in the Home Edition, but it would be really helpful for home users to have access to these. I would like to see some kind of tool that can be used to plug in and connect to Azure technologies.

AH
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-07-19T08:15:00Z
Jul 19, 2020

In terms of what could be improved, I would say the security patches. The security patches do not come very frequently with the operating systems. So this requires a lot of improvement because the security patches only come every now and then.

MJ
Information Security Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2020-07-15T07:11:41Z
Jul 15, 2020

The patch deployment in corporate enterprises could be improved in a way to specify when the system will update and to prevent users from interacting with this system during the actual updates. If you have a system running in a production facility, the user is only able to access a dedicated application when you then update the system, the application has to be stopped. When this happens, the system is open for manipulation. Microsoft should invest more in a way to protect users from interacting with this system during the update process. It's a very edge case. It's really important for us. I know some other production facilities. There are some third party solutions in place which tried to tackle this issue, but it would be better if Microsoft directly addressed it on their own. The solution should offer a bit of an easier integration with authentication methods, like FIDO or FIDO2 authentication with the USB-C. They should try to simplify the process of authenticating the user. Nobody wants to remember thousands of passwords.

ItishaYadav - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Scientist at Instant systems Inc.
Real User
2020-07-15T07:11:35Z
Jul 15, 2020

I'm more into artificial intelligence and the data science side. So I do not like Windows that much. Setting up the environment variable, etc., needs improvement. This is true not only for Windows 10 but for Windows as a whole. It is currently a huge mess. Due to this, working with many libraries and packages becomes a difficult task. If they could find a better solution or a replacement for environment variables, I'd be extremely happy. The only thing which concerns me is updates. It gets updated often. Sometimes, however, it automatically gets updated. That is an issue. It can happen when you do not want it to be done. It's possible it can start and your files are not saved. They may be open while your laptop enters sleep mode. Then, when you re-open the computer to continue work, it all of a sudden decides to update, destroying your work. Once I accidentally did something that erased hidden folders on the C drive. It caused a lot of issues. Windows got corrupted on me. They should work to ensure that it isn't possible to accidentally delete these files or there should be a replica for them on the hard disc or something of that nature. Google has functionality whereby if you have your email ID open on your phone, on your Android phone, that means you can sync everything on your Google drive. The same thing should be provided by Microsoft. I do not think Microsoft provides a dedicated account to every valid Windows holder. This should be done so that everything you have on your local system should be somehow in synchronization with the cloud. That way, if something happens, like your laptop is stolen, or your laptop is corrupted all of a sudden, your data is not misplaced. You have your data somewhere. A sync with the cloud service should be available.

OnyaToochukwu - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO/Programmer at Tech Elight
Real User
2019-08-30T07:46:00Z
Aug 30, 2019

The frequent update of the Operating system is bad because, during each update, most of the programs or applications do not function well. Updates should be in intervals of every three to four months, and they should have the user's choice and interests in mind before any update.

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Doing any kind of benchmark between an OS developed exclusively for workstation (Windows10) and an OS developed mostly for Servers doesn’t make any sense.
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Oct 22, 2021
Hi @Netanya Carmi ​, Key Differences Between a Windows Server and a Windows Desktop Here are the key differences between a Windows server and a Windows desktop. 1. Windows Server Supports More Memory One of the main differences between a Windows server and desktop is the amount of memory each can support. A desktop running Windows 10 Enterprise has a 4 GB memory limit on an X86 and a 2TB limit on an X64. These numbers are greatly increased depending on the Windows server version. You can view the memory limitations for the Windows and Windows server releases on the Microsoft Developer site. 2. Windows Server Uses CPUs More Efficiently In general, a server OS is more efficient at using its hardware than a desktop OS, especially a CPU; therefore, if you install Alike on a server OS, you are taking full advantage of the hardware installed on your server, which also allows Alike to offer optimal performance. 3. More Network Connections Allowed on a Windows Server With a desktop version of Windows, network connections are limited to 10-20. A Windows server is not locked down to just 20 network connections; therefore, a Windows server can support well beyond 20 network connections based on your hardware’s capability. 4. The Server OS is Configured for Background Tasks By default, server editions of the Windows OS are configured to give priority to background tasks and services, whereas the desktop editions focus on foreground. While priority can be changed, the desktop edition’s management does not yield the same performance results.
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@Netanya Carmi,This is an insightful article.  But in my opinion, Rocky Linux (as a potential successor) of CentOS, will be the next big thing in the open-source world, as already many solutions are supporting it though only the BETA version for now.  Still, your article is quite a heads up. Thanks!
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