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        woody
        Da Boss

        Report just in from Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet: Microsoft is moving part of the Core OS and Intelligent Edge (COSINE) team under Panay in order to create
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      • #2286827 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        Just more dancing whilst Rome burns…

        Anyone else remember when Windows was an eminently-configurable OS that – despite all its quirks – was more or less good, albeit misguided, rather than inherently bad and needed to be fought against?

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        • #2286945 Reply
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          rather than inherently bad and needed to be fought against?

          Not anymore here, that passed with the GWX campaign and subsequent telemetry patches in order to achieve a ‘smooth’ upgrade transition, however, I do enjoy testing ‘other’ OSes that are improving in stability, compatibility and a more reliable quality of service. YMMV

          Win8.1 Pro x64 + Linux Hybrids x86/x64 + Win7 Pro x86/64 O/L
        • #2286968 Reply
          bbearren
          AskWoody MVP

          Anyone else remember when Windows was an eminently-configurable OS …

          It still is.

          Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
          "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
          "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2286843 Reply
        John
        AskWoody Lounger

        What needs to change is not who is running Windows program, its how the program is run that needs drastic changes. Lot of Win 10 users from statistics still on 1903. Is it any wonder why this is? People stick with what is working and when they see newer versions not doing so great. Nobody is willing to give that stability up for a potential set of unresolved issues.

      • #2286893 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Let’s not go off on yet another rant about how terrible Windows 10 and Microsoft are. People especially businesses have always been very slow to upgrade. The vast majority of retail Windows users used to only upgrade when they got a new PC. Now, they upgrade when a new version of Windows 10 is available. Businesses and some enthusiasts take much more time to upgrade still. Windows 7 still has over 20%. Perhaps you don’t remember how long it took XP to get below 10%. All the wailing about never giving up XP.

        In contrast with Rick, I do not feel I’m fighting with Windows 10 get things done. The things I struggle with are the same I’ve struggled with for a very long time with Microsoft products. That is finding detailed information about any subject that currently has my attention. That can be just about anything. Microsoft documentation is fragmented and completely disjointed from my perspective. I still find Windows easy to use even though I regularly have to learn new ways to do some things. I freely admit to having much more experience than the typical user and also having an inclination to like “new shiny things”. I’m aware that skews my views but never the less I don’t think Windows is the hot mess that many here seem to.

        --Joe

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      • #2287022 Reply
        thymej
        AskWoody Lounger

        I would venture to say the users (that wait to get a new PC to upgrade the OS) are not the ones doing the OS upgrades today; Window 10 is doing it for them.

        Just a thought

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