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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       03 Sep 2014 #1

    Microsoft “Locks” the Start Menu in Windows 9 Preview...


    Microsoft is set to unveil the preview version of Windows 9 later this month, and everyone expects to be allowed to try out some new features, including the Start menu and a desktop flavor of Cortana.


    According to new reports coming from Russian sources, Microsoft is actually locking the Start menu in existing Windows 9 builds in order to prevent them from trying this feature and presumably leak screenshots with it in action to the web.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10
       03 Sep 2014 #2

    Again just more "Speculation.". . . .
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       03 Sep 2014 #3

    Now where did I leave my Crystal ball. Oh yeah it is in my Mothers loft in Cambridgeshire England. It was to heavy to ship to Indiana.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       03 Sep 2014 #4

    It wouldn't surprise me it they did that in the early releases. It's one way to guarantee feedback on that feature.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       03 Sep 2014 #5

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  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,390
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       03 Sep 2014 #6

    Not Good


    If the article is correct, it indicates MS has no confidence in their new Start Menu design.

    What is the point of the beta, if all of the new stuff is locked?

    Does not bode well.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,210
    Windows 10 IoT
       04 Sep 2014 #7

    I'm fine with them locking things now, as long as I have choices when the final version goes live. On the plus side, somebody is likely already trying to cheat the lock or has already figured out how to toggle it off. The answer to "What is the point of the beta" all depends on who you ask, Microsoft or the consumer.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2014 #8

    My "Oh-good-grief-O-meter" just redlined.....
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  9.    04 Sep 2014 #9

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    If the article is correct, it indicates MS has no confidence in their new Start Menu design.

    What is the point of the beta, if all of the new stuff is locked?

    Does not bode well.
    Later this month it will not be locked. It's locked right now so that partners with previews or those with leaked versions (at this moment) can not spread screenshots of the Start Menu.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       04 Sep 2014 #10

    Post titled "Not Good"?

    A rather negative connotation. I take it you don't like MS nor their products much.

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    "If the article is correct, it indicates MS has no confidence in their new Start Menu design.
    "If the article is correct" is a big IF, especially coming from this site.

    If anything MS via Ballmer and Sinofsky were too confident with the release of 8. Not exactly a warm welcome to the drastic changes made. In hindsight they should have market-researched it better and at least released it with the option to boot to desktop such as in 8.1. They're both down the road and MS has moved on. On the plus side they were the backbone of creating 7.

    Perhaps the feature isn't ready yet, either by incomplete writing or premarket analysis design. So as not to make a mistake again, perhaps they'll release it via an update when it is. After all, it is beta.

    What is the point of the beta, if all of the new stuff is locked?

    Does not bode well.
    Perhaps I missed it, but no where in the article does it state "all of the new stuff is locked". A rather "sensational" statement to make just as presented in a lot of these types of articles.

    The big > IF the article is true, then the Start Screen must be included again. That's a good thing.
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