What would you like to see in Window 9?

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  1. davehc's Avatar
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       #151

    One thing I would like to see, in any future OS is, at an ending stage of the installation, a questionnaire similar to the customisation options that are in Windows 8, but dedicated to security options..
    It should, in the first instance, offer as a choice, Microsoft's defaults, or, for the experienced user, no security implants whatsoever. With the latter, it could then have a questionnaire, with alternative choices of UAC,, Windows Defender...etc etc.
    At a later stage, it could offer an unadorned IE, under the same criteria.

    Whenever I install an OS, I spend quite a time removing security options, or adjusting them to my own preferences. Right or wrong, I have my own security arrangements and would prefer to continue with that free choice.
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    alphanumeric, post: 11017, member: 152 said:
    I've got mine the way I want it, but like you guys say its tedious. It shouldn't be that hard to arrange the Tiles. IMHO the auto shuffle is a PITA and should have an option to be turned off.
    The auto shuffle meaning where it decides to place icons in squares of four instead of four in a line (Win8.1 'small' live tile sizing)? That crap 'is' annoying.
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  3.    #153

    The ability to take screen shots of the bios & the entire startup procedure.
    That would be nice. :)
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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    David Bailey, post: 12726, member: 31 said:
    The ability to take screen shots of the bios & the entire startup procedure.
    That would be nice. :)
    Can't be done. The OS isn't loaded until the BIOS has gone through the POST. If the OS isn't loaded it can't take a screen shot. You can't add that functionality to Windows, it would have to written into the BIOS code.
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  5.    #155

    alphanumeric, post: 12727, member: 152 said:
    Can't be done. The OS isn't loaded until the BIOS has gone through the POST. If the OS isn't loaded it can't take a screen shot. You can't add that functionality to Windows, it would have to written into the BIOS code.
    Microsoft is all powerful.
    I trust they could do this without breaking a sweat.
    I trust they could write it into the bios code.
    If they wanted too. :)
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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #156

    David Bailey, post: 12728, member: 31 said:
    Microsoft is all powerful.
    I trust they could do this without breaking a sweat.
    I trust they could write it into the bios code.
    If they wanted too. :)
    Ah, the BIOS is unique to each make and model of PC and controlled by the manufacturer. An incorrect BIOS flash could turn your PC into a paperweight so I don't see that happening. It may be doable with UEFI but it would be up to the manufacturer to add it to the BIOS.
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  7.    #157

    alphanumeric, post: 12729, member: 152 said:
    Ah, the BIOS is unique to each make and model of PC and controlled by the manufacturer. An incorrect BIOS flash could turn your PC into a paperweight so I don't see that happening. It may be doable with UEFI but it would be up to the manufacturer to add it to the BIOS.
    Microsoft could offer it as a patch or Windows Update.
    Or they could provide a data base containing all possible combinations of settings in nice clear pictures.
    For those of us who need such pictures to help people resolve their problems. :)
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  8.    #158

    But, in my heart, I know this feature will probably never come to pass.
    It was just something on my "wish list".
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  9. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    David Bailey, post: 12730, member: 31 said:
    Microsoft could offer it as a patch or Windows Update.
    Or they could provide a data base containing all possible combinations of settings in nice clear pictures.
    For those of us who need such pictures to help people resolve their problems. :)
    The BIOS code is proprietary and copyrighted. On top of that its customized to that particular model of PC. Every different model of PC from a manufacturer likely has a different custom BIOS and there are several different manufacturers of the BIOS. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243909 There are also multiple versions of BIOS for a particular motherboard. Microsoft would have to expend a lot of time and money to patch even a small percentage of the PC's on the planet. Assuming they get permission from the OEM manufacturer and from the original BIOS producer like Award etc. I can't ever see them even thinking about it. If they got it wrong and bricked a half million or more PC's they would be in deep do do for sure.
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  10. MilesAhead's Avatar
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    David Bailey, post: 12726, member: 31 said:
    The ability to take screen shots of the bios & the entire startup procedure.
    That would be nice. :)
    Some other program would have to run this like a macro and store the results. Maybe some mini-OS that loads from USB. Maybe they'll be yet another Linux distro designed for it. :)
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