Thanks all! Actually, I installed W10 from a iso, from my daughter, a few weeks ago. I am on limited data, so I am very aware of where and how my data is used. To make a long story short, there were a lot of data used in the background (even when I went through and turned off all the apps that I thought was a culprit). Is there a way to turn the background data usage off and turn on when needed (as in updates)?
I couldn't afford the 3-4 gb dl, hence the iso. After install, I still used about ton of data so I panicked (lol) and downgraded back to W8.1
Any suggestions are welcome. I am a creature of habit, or scary cat of change... My pc of choice is this XP model.
I have to ask....are you using your cellular data for your pc/laptop internet? There is honestly no reason to use an iso for Win10 as you could be using an iso that is from an old unsupported version of the OS. Depending on your area, you should have some Wifi available that you could connect to.
Now onto your question of should you or should you not upgrade to Win 10. From Windows 8......absolutely!! Win8 is essentially a retread of Vista and ME. All garbage.
Windows 10 has far better performance and requires far less resouces. Yes.....you'll have a need to download 3-4 GB but the differences are far worth it. 2-3 minute boot time for Win 8 versus 30-45 seconds for Win 10. But.....if you like 8, then stick with 8. It's all a matter of personal choice.