I think I am with you on this!
But I hate Windows 7
The auto update thing does scare me, not for the reason you say, but for the reason that some updates that Microsoft have put out in the past have caused massive problems for computers.
It's a bit like the Adobe Reader DC update, if that was compulsory I would be messing about for ages getting icons back.
Microsoft shouldn't have done that and given the option to switch it off. I do know why they have done it. Some users out there haven't done up updates for ages, plus of course many naughty people can't do updates, since there version of windows was always free, even on windows 7 and 8
I have lots of questions still, like what do the operating system icons look like, will windows media player play the video files - MPEG, FLV files - that I have got it to do, using a third party thing?
Will I have to spend ages searching for new versions of software for things like Firefox, printer and scanner drivers, plus signing into every website I currently use because the passwords and cookies have all gone!
If you have Windows 10 you could post us some screen captures of the files on your computer.
I have seen some youtube reviews on it, one said the upgrade is very smooth with no problems. But his desktop had just the trash bin and google chrome icons on it, so no-wonder, if he had no software on his system! My main computer has nearly half the screen full of icons!!!
I'm not with Wayne on this at all. It's not a question of moaning about the thing. But the problems the NERDS at Microsoft do to the things that worked. All for the sake of asking Cortana something.
"Use the mouse" Scotty picks up the mouse "Hello Computer".
Imagine a call centre with the operators all using Cortana!