Windows 10: Market Share - W7 Up, All Others Down
It's a strategy designed to make you give up altering the settings from the ones that MS wants.
Jody Thornton said:
It's a variation of the strategy that applies to security systems.
Trigger false alarms until the users get sick of resetting them and they turn the entire system off instead.
There needs to be a system which allows users to easily manually backup their settings and restore them (not a Cloud-based one).
In fact, W10 should offer to do that, before it starts installing updates (i.e. improved System Restore).
Maybe a tool that reads your list and compares it to W10's current settings.
It then creates a list of links that allow you to go directly to the screen(s) where discrepancies have been detected.
Not sure what all the fuss is about. I started a new job and I got a laptop with Windows 10. No problems so far (two months).
I had the usual setup issues (that is: making it look like old Windows, fixing the task bar and start menu, eliminating aero, etc.), plus the new stuff (shutting off notifications, Cortana, etc.).
I make the start menu look like it did in Win 2000 with Classic Shell. And I make the task bar look that way by unpinning all shortcuts and by using the Quick Launch folder as a menu bar. It's all bit tedious, but most of it is the same effort I had to expend to "fix" XP and 7.
Here's my "classic" task bar:
And do you get customizations that disappear or reset when the next big update comes through?
W10 gained ~2% last month.
W7 was steady.
XP down ~1%.
W10 gained ~2% in July.
XP gained ~0.5%!
W7 down ~2%.
Read more: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/7473/windows-10-approaches-8-of-pc-market-share