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Windows 10 Default

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How many of you have downloaded Windows 10? On your laptop? On your tablet or phone? If so, did you catch the controversy that Microsoft aroused with the way it designed the default system?

We appreciate that it’s still technically possible to preserve people’s previous settings and defaults, but the design of the whole upgrade experience and the default settings APIs have been changed to make this less obvious and more difficult. It now takes more than twice the number of mouse clicks, scrolling through content and some technical sophistication for people to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows. It’s confusing, hard to navigate and easy to get lost.