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Windows 10 Update Problems: Users Report Visual Issues, Bugs

( [email protected] ) Oct 24, 2014 02:44 PM EDT
The Windows Insider Program began only two weeks ago for Windows 10 and already many users are reporting positive experiences with the new operating system. But, as with any new software release, there are certainly a number of bugs and issues that need to be worked out before launch next year.
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The Windows Insider Program began only two weeks ago for Windows 10 and already many users are reporting positive experiences with the new operating system. But, as with any new software release, there are certainly a number of bugs and issues that need to be worked out before launch next year.

Microsoft is reporting that 68 percent of its one-million-plus tech preview users were launching more than seven apps per day while 25 percent were launching 26 or more per day. This indicates that the preview is being well-used during this testing phase, but the operating system's built-in feedback tool reveals some of the biggest problems users face.

First off, most previewers say that they want the new Search and Task View buttons to be animated and movable. It seems that the return of the Start Menu in Windows 10 isn't enough to appease testers as user interface customization has become the order of the day, but the importance of this feedback should be evident to Microsoft. 

The third most-reported issue centers around signing in to local accounts. Three hundred and twenty nine testers stated that the sign-in screen was difficult to navigate in relation to the local account option.

While most of the other reported issues in the top 10 deal with the operating system's visual presentation (or lack thereof), it's still important for Microsoft to take the sheer number of complaints into consideration with these improvements or changes.

An interesting addition to the top requests was the desired inclusion of Cortana, Windows' answer to voice-activated digital assistants like Apple's Siri. It's believed that Cortana will be coming to Windows 10 already, and its inclusion on Windows Phone has proven popular so far.

Microsoft decided to name this new operating system Windows 10 to draw attention even further away from the soured Windows 8 name, but the leapfrog over the number 9 isn't enough to prevent the software from being compared to Windows 7 visually.

Windows 10 doesn't have a release date yet, but is expected to release in the middle of 2015. If you'd like to get in on the Technical Preview, you can find out more information on the company's site.