Microsoft reports successes : on the first day of the release of the new, tenth version of Windows, it was installed on 14 million computers In a few weeks the automatic update will be available to all owners of the 7-th and 8-th versions of the operating system who want to update. At the same time Microsoft is releasing patches to fix bugs which have been found in recent days.
Windows 10 became the first version of the OS that Microsoft is offering to legal owners of previous versions for free. This, coupled with the fact that "ten" is very much "updated" since the time of "eight", suggests that users will upgrade the system much faster than it was with previous versions of the operating system.
Of the surprises that awaited new users of the system, the following can be noted.
Updates (patches) are now downloaded by the OS – the system no longer suggests downloading them at will. This is probably done to improve the security of the users themselves. But experienced users will be able to configure this via group policies (gpedit.msc).
Downloading the Windows distribution kit made by peer2peer system – is how Microsoft hedged against overloading its servers. This system, which was first introduced by the BitTorrent protocol, has long been used by various companies to distribute digital content (for example, for purchased digital versions of games). If for some reason you feel sorry for your outgoing traffic, this feature is disabled in the settings.
About the unpleasant surprise Mozilla Foundation reported which develops the Firefox browser, among other products. Windows 10 has a system of assigning default programs for various tasks, and the default browser must now also be configured in a special menu.
This setting can be done either during installation or at any time during operation. In this case, the browser itself can no longer make itself the default browser – apparently again for security reasons. If the user agrees to the browser’s offer to set it as the default, the system opens a general menu for default program settings, where the user must find the "Web" section and change the program to the desired one.
This situation angered the Mozilla team, and as in blog as well as in an open letter to Microsoft, foundation director Chris Beard called the move "aggressive" and called for simplifying the browser change procedure to treat the user more fairly, in his opinion. Microsoft outlined the situation in the reply letter, according to which these settings can be changed by the user if he or she wants, and if the statistics on the use of the operating system, which the company collects, will prompt the user to change the interface, then the company will do it.