As the norm goes, the new Windows 10 update, Creators Update, is also undergoing some serious scrutiny since its release two weeks back. That essentially means that in the coming days, we will be seeing a number of reports — some flattering, others not so much. If we are to go by the past records, odds are high most of these reports will come from unsatisfied users who have a bone to pick with one or more of the newly added features. In this article, we are going to have a closer look at one such issue that has been bugging a lot of users including many here at our office.
Those of you who have installed the Windows 10 Creators update, you have probably already noticed that the upgraded Windows Defender now acts more like a nagging, wannabe guardian angel rather than a virus checker. Yes, it is now a full PC health app that has a lot of offer to ensure that your Windows 10 PC runs optimally. However, perhaps few of us would agree that while doing so, the revamped Windows Defender takes nagging to a whole new level.
For example, if you set the screen brightness to 100% for whatsoever reason, the Battery Life Recommendation feature will consider it as more of a battery drain issue. In a way, that is right. We get it..! However, what we don’t get is why is it that we have to be consistently reminded of that by a seemingly never-disappearing warning message. This is particularly annoying if you are looking to keep your system tray to stay clean.
Even more annoying is the fact that the warning seems to appear even when your computer is plugged in.
On a lighter note, such annoying is the issue that at least one Windows 10 user has been “confirmed” to seek refuge in the Linux ecosystem to get rid of the pesky, intrusive, and unnecessary Windows 10 battery notification.
“…what pushed me towards Linux? General instability since Windows 10. Some examples: 1) Anniversary Update led to high CPU usage on my SP4 unless I turned off face login, took them three months to fix the issue. Discussion thread on MS support forum. 2) USB 3.0 device instability on two X99 motherboards, causing system freezes and restarts, detailed symptoms described here. All symptoms disappeared after switching both builds to Ubuntu. In all fairness, it was likely a driver issue (though both drivers from MS and drivers from vendor failed) rather than Windows’ own fault. The fact that those faults weren’t experienced on Ubuntu still left me sour with Windows,” wrote this disgruntled used in a Reddit post.
However, annoyed by the constant notification, if you are also planning to migrate to Linux, we would urge you to try out this simple move. Just reduce the brightness level to 99%, and it’s a win-win for everybody.
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