It seems there are certain things to beware of when going for the latest Windows 10 update, as this guy found out to his complete embarrassment. The poor guy posted his story to Reddit under the username FalloutBoS to warn others of his plight.
He had set his device to do its own thing overnight with the Windows 10 update, not realizing what the consequences would be. What did happen was his wife shook him awake the next morning, demanding to know why a series of pornographic images was cycling on the desktop view in a photo slideshow.
He headed straight to Reddit, hoping to get an answer to his plight on the social forum.
The Redditor headed his tale of woe, “Tablet view is showing saved porn images.”
“Loaded up WIN 10 last night and left it on to do its thing. Woke up to wife asking why I set it to rotate all my porn images right on the desk top view. I have no idea how to shut that feature off and that computer is staying shut down until I do.
“Free windows and a free trip to the doghouse. Thanks Microsoft!!!”
The man instantly shut down the device and decided not to turn the darn thing on again until he had solved what was looking to be a serious marital problem.
According to the Mirror, it seems there’s a new feature with the Windows 10 update that automatically draws images saved in the My Pictures folder for use as a slideshow. Similar to Windows 8, the new upgrade features live tiles including Photos, via which the system automatically drags out the images into the loop.
Once he found out the problem, he immediately headed back to the popular social media forum to announce his news.
“Edit: Don’t make my mistake, keep your private pictures out of My Pictures, no matter how deep you hide them in sub folders. My wife is very happy I admitted my mistake on this sub. She said I took my medicine and she now finds it quite funny. ‘Ain’t love grand?’”
So all is well that ends well it seems, but apparently it is quite easy to turn the feature off, using a simple right click and then clicking on “turn live tile off.”
Of course, the whole thing would have been a lot easier if he hadn’t saved such controversial images in such an obvious place as My Pictures.
As one top comment by a Reddit user says, “I guess it assumes you will not save porn into the pictures folder.”
While this was a relatively easy problem to solve, there seem to be some other seriously scary problems with the Windows 10 update. The Inquisitr reports that the update to the software appears to be giving away your passwords to other people, which is not a comforting aspect in computing.
Others are warning users not to trust the Windows 10 free update email too.
— NDTV Gadgets (@NDTVGadgets) August 1, 2015
However, on the plus side, those tired of waiting for the Windows 10 update can apparently download it instantly with the Microsoft Media creation tool.
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