There is something serious wrong at Microsoft. It is one thing that the new Start Screen reports covertly back to Microsoft every third party program you install, but when you try to overwrite Windows 8 with Windows 7, the system will not allow you to do so. It has also a self-protect functionality. They are determined to shove Windows 8 down everyone’s throat. We were forced to scrap the entire hard drives these computers came with and buy replacements without any operating system other than Windows 8. This is the biggest black box covert attempt at something in the history of computer software.
We are trying to sort this out because for some levels of service we will provide a laptop to the user to be able to interface with our main computers on a proprietary basis. Whatever is going on at Microsoft I do not know. It is a breach of everything decent to create a operating system that will not allow you to overwrite it. This smacks of forcing the computer world into opening up literal windows into your systems that cannot be safely plugged. Eventually, hackers will figure out also how to get in. It does not appear we will be able to use Microsoft on any computer we provide clients.