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  • So how did the Win10 install go for you?

    I could not get it to download and install a bootable image to my USB drive.  I tried it from two separate computers (one Windows 10, one 7).  Both downloaded the entire image, verified it, and then the program vanished (quit) and no files had been written.

    Selecting the other options, like writing an ISO or directly upgrading, seemed to work.  But when I burned the ISO and booted it, it was in a different language... so I'm trying that again.

  • Stupid legitimate question.

    @magicalclick:  That happens when you switch Windows 10 into Tablet Mode.  Otherwise, the back button is on the window title bar.

  • Stupid legitimate question.

    , magicalclick wrote

    Either way, it is annoying. If I already have the Store App open, I get to keep the back button on the title bar. But, if I just click on the link in Edge to open the Store App, the back button is disabled, which is not cool IMO.

    Mine works from the screenshot.  It doesn't work from the first page (as in, take you back to Edge... but that's just the behavior in non-tablet mode, in tablet mode the back arrow on the task bar does take me back to Edge).

  • Stupid legitimate question.

    The back button worked for me.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    Windows update policy aside (I'm seeing reports that you can disable driver updates even in home edition, or something, I don't care).

    Isn't this NVidia's fault for releasing a crap driver?

    And haven't they released about 378 crap drivers in the past?  This may be a conservative number... I can't even remember how many separate home and work systems that have been screwed up by NVidia drivers in the past, but it seems to happen on every system I have ever used with NVidia chipsets.  One of my last systems had the same NVidia driver sitting in WU for at least 2 years, no update... the same driver that wouldn't even allow Windows to finish booting.  (Standard Dell workstation config.)

    Microsoft should probably make it much easier to disable particular driver updates, if for no other reason than to distance themselves from this kind of issue.  But more so, NVidia needs to make it much easier to not break your computer by installing an update.

  • I'm not happy with Windows 10 (details inside) - am I missing something?

    I'm just going to focus on the following, well, because it's late and I'm sleepy.  And some of your other points are good (yet I don't agree with all of them).  But this one seems to be filled with misconceptions.

    , Jamie​Mitchell wrote

    • Modern Applications - The Windows store is a commercial failure and the majority of its offerings are terrible substitutes for classic third-party applications (ex. VLC Player, Chrome) or SaaS offerings (ex. Google Music or Netflix). Microsoft - accept the fact that you missed the boat on an app store, providing subscription services and building a viable mobile operating system. I STILL can't uninstall the majority of this bloatware - why Microsoft, why?

    Universal Windows Platform apps (aka Windows 10 "universal apps") offer major improvements over previous iterations.  They provide adaptive layout, making it much easier to have your app respond to the size of its window (like many modern websites) and to various input mechanisms.  There are a host of XAML improvements, much improved focus on the desktop paradigm, improvements to interacting with system services, and so on.

    Besides, there will now be legit Win32 desktop apps on the app store (via Project Centennial). 

    The Windows Store is no longer about putting mobile apps on the desktop.  It's about putting desktop apps on the desktop, mobile apps on mobile devices, Xbox apps on the Xbox, HoloLens apps on HoloLens, IoT apps on IoT... and the developer can decide which platform(s) to target, and whether to build all platforms with the same executable binary or with separate binaries.

    This store concept should look quite different from what you were used to in Windows 8.  At least, once Windows 10 apps start appearing and taking over.

  • WTF WIN10 auto update restart.

    @figuerres:  Agreed with this.  I would prefer a curated issue tracker that shows status and allows moderators to merge repeats into officially-tracked issues.

  • Strange Lumia 950 button layout.

    Here's the main article, or at least one of them:  http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-cityman-and-talkman-flagship-full-details

    The power button between volume keys is strange... not sure how I'd like that.  All physical buttons need to be located, sized, and spaced in such a way that you don't need to see them in order to use them.

  • Faulty update time! (And again, W10..)

    @wastingtimewithforums:  You missed my point.  My point is whether 10 will be managed differently such that the problematic updates won't cause the same kind of issues that make people turn them off.  In other words, they may use more rigorous testing and the insider preview program to catch problems before they go out.  More is at stake now with the forced update policy.

    And I still haven't seen anything that indicates whether non-Windows updates will go through the same process, in-line with Windows updates.  I'm hoping not.

  • Win10: ​Bewildermen​t.... Not loading it...

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    W8 and WP 7/8 shipped with the same kind of mentality.

    I wasn't aware they were doing WaaS with those releases.  When did that happen?

    the idea of one OS to rule them all was already tried by Ubuntu and never took off.  Why do they think they can succeed where Ubuntu failed?

    I believe this is the first time that anyone has ever used Ubuntu's level of success in a market to establish whether that market has potential.