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Major update to Microsoft Windows coming later this month

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Re: Major update to Microsoft Windows coming later this month

Post by kager » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:27 pm

bmw wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:52 am
kager wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:20 am
I didn't know this 'lack of local account during setup' limitation existed until I looked it up. Only exists with WX Home (my company only uses that in a software test / QA environment.) You can still create a local account after the fact, and delete the MS account afterwards...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answer ... unt-n.html
Yeah, and how many home users are going to delete their MS account after-the-fact and create a local account? That number is probably in the low single-digit percentile, and Microsoft knows this. It is still a terrible business practice. Given that Windows 10 Home does in fact support local account functionality, that should be offered as an option upon installation. Knowingly and intentionally creating unnecessary hoops for people to jump through in order to use software a certain way is in my opinion bordering on an unethical business practice.
I'm not disagreeing with you, but it's not the end of the world. There are workarounds for Home, and the issue does not exist for Pro.


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Re: Major update to Microsoft Windows coming later this month

Post by kager » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:02 pm

Next week, sounds like we'll know more...

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06 ... ober-2025/


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