Microsoft turned a new leaf today and published a list of diagnostics data the company will be collecting from users of Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for launch next week, on April 11. The list’s publication came as a surprise for all, as Microsoft has been very secretive about the telemetry data Windows 10 collected in the past.
Unhappy Windows 10 users in Illinois are taking Microsoft to court, claiming that problems caused by the Windows 10 upgrade show that it was negligently designed, that Microsoft fraudulently failed to disclose its defects, and that the upgrade is unfit for purpose.
Unless Microsoft finds a compelling set of reasons to encourage upgrades, it risks Windows 7 going the same way as Windows XP and becoming an operating system that just won’t die. That could become a real headache for Microsoft if it happens.
Microsoft has quietly fixed a software update it released last week, which effectively prevented Windows 10 users from connecting to the Internet or joining a local network.
If there are certain aspects of Windows 10 you don’t like you may be able to change them using a registry hack or adjusting settings in the Group Policy Editor. The Group Policy Editor is available in all professional editions of the operating system, but not Home.