As part of the settlement, Microsoft pledged to build – and did – a display that let EU users pick which browser they installed when they first ran Windows. Microsoft provides these details: “When you interact with your Windows device by speaking, writing (handwriting), or typing, Microsoft collects speech, inking, and typing information-including information about your Calendar and People (also known as contacts)-that helps personalize your experience”. A valid Windows product key is required for the activation of the new OS.
Microsoft has this neat new search feature that allows user to just type “default browser” and there it is.
Microsoft released Windows 10 last week.
Since the computer wasn’t his primary one, Keith chose the latter, but then ran into a second problem – Microsoft no longer recognized that he had a license to use Windows, which he discovered while working with OneDrive when a prompt telling him to go to settings to activate Windows appeared on the screen. The only solutions offered to him were to send the computer off to try to recover the programs and data off the drive or to do a clean installation of Windows 10.
Reports indicate that in its default setting, Windows 10 has permission to transmit user data to Microsoft’s servers, profile Windows usage and other disconcerting functions. Open up the aforementioned Action Center to switch manually to tablet mode or get out of it again. Whether it’s enough to oust Chrome or Firefox as your browser-of-choice remains to be seen. While the menu remained mostly unchanged for many years – apart from small additions and appearance tweaks – Windows 8 replaced it with a Start Screen that consumers largely rejected. So my hope with Windows 10 is that it makes me use the operating system to the best of its abilities, without scaring me away.
Right-click a tile and select “Unpin from Start” to remove it from the menu.
The Start Menu, which was removed in Windows 8 is back in Windows 10. In the terms the company states it might, “download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices”.
There are also some other issues that users have faced in attempting to upgrade to Windows 10, and there are other sources that can be found that will aid in this problem.
“With the Windows 10 Start design, the experience of launching and switching apps is unified across the familiar and learned legacy of the Start menu on desktop PCs-and the modern capabilities of the Start screen on phones and tablets”. The apps themselves have been improved too, so they’re worth a second look if you didn’t like the Windows 8 versions.