Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 for PC and Mobile Insider

Page 23 of 31 FirstFirst ... 132122232425 ... LastLast
  1. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #220

    lehnerus2000 said:
    MS could have saved themselves a lot of grief by offering:
    • Free W10 including auto-updates, full data collection, telemetry and Cortana (no user adjustments and not removable)
    • Retail W10 with no auto-updates, data collection, telemetry and Cortana (free separate downloads for those who want them)
    MS's goal was to simplify the code base to cut costs and what you're suggesting would go against that goal.
      My Computer

  2. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,570
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #221

    BunnyJ said:
    MS's goal was to simplify the code base to cut costs and what you're suggesting would go against that goal.
    Good argument:)
      My Computers

  3. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #222

    Cliff S said:
    Good argument:)
    In addition my understanding why MS was giving 10 away as a free upgrade to qualifying OS users was to cut back on the staff and costs needed to support the older OS's,, 7 and 8/8.1. Also when you think about the process with major updates like the AU it's a full OS instillation and there really is no way to tell what has been removed such as apps. The coders have to just reinstall everything so the OS starts off from a base state.

    The thought of coding logic to work around not reinstalling things like apps that have been removed would be nasty and very costly/time consuming and MS wants to cut back on those costs.

    My 2c,, FWIW...

    Jeff .. aka Citizen Z!!
      My Computer

  4. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,570
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #223

    BunnyJ said:
    In addition my understanding why MS was giving 10 away as a free upgrade to qualifying OS users was to cut back on the staff and costs needed to support the older OS's,, 7 and 8/8.1. Also when you think about the process with major updates like the AU it's a full OS instillation and there really is no way to tell what has been removed such as apps. The coders have to just reinstall everything so the OS starts off from a base state.

    The thought of coding logic to work around not reinstalling things like apps that have been removed would be nasty and very costly/time consuming and MS wants to cut back on those costs.

    My 2c,, FWIW...

    Jeff .. aka Citizen Z!!
    Could an answer file check windows.old and then during "We're getting things ready" install only what the user kept/previously installed from store?
      My Computers

  5. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #224

    Cliff S said:
    Could an answer file check windows.old and then during "We're getting things ready" install only what the user kept/previously installed from store?
    You sure cold but think about the amount of code that would be required and the amount of testing involved. From my experience it would be massive and even if you could get it to work there's no way to make it even close to perfect. There would always be some issues with apps being reinstalled. Not to mention the changes that people make to the registry. That would be a nightmare to keep all of those changes in place.

    Given the overall complexity of what was suggested I think that MS took the rout that I, and many others, would have and they just set everything back to the start by reinstalling everything. It might be an issue for some but overall it's the only way they could have gone with the process.
      My Computer

  6. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,570
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #225

    BunnyJ said:
    You sure cold but think about the amount of code that would be required and the amount of testing involved. From my experience it would be massive and even if you could get it to work there's no way to make it even close to perfect. There would always be some issues with apps being reinstalled. Not to mention the changes that people make to the registry. That would be a nightmare to keep all of those changes in place.

    Given the overall complexity of what was suggested I think that MS took the rout that I, and many others, would have and they just set everything back to the start by reinstalling everything. It might be an issue for some but overall it's the only way they could have gone with the process.
    I was just thinking about the Default apps.
      My Computers

  7. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #226

    Cliff S said:
    I was just thinking about the Default apps.
    Cutting it down to just those might make the task eaiser.
      My Computer

  8. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,570
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #227

    BunnyJ said:
    Cutting it down to just those might make the task eaiser.
    But really, like you, if I don't want to use it, I just don't open or pin it. And being an avid Cortana user(when I think to use her), she is getting more & more integrated with the other default apps, and I might miss out on a feature if I uninstall something(not good).
    I not only like Cortana, I want more of her!!!
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 157
    Windows 10 14590 x64 and Win Insider test builds
       #228

    Smart money say no new Win Insider test build today
    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14905 for PC and Mobile-happy-hour.png
      My Computer

  10. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #229

    Insider builds are rarely if ever dropped on weekends.
      My Computer


 
Page 23 of 31 FirstFirst ... 132122232425 ... LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums