Who maintains Windows — you or Microsoft?

Kathleen Atkins

Posting in the General Windows forum, Lounge member moon1130 asked for the denial or confirmation of a frequently repeated rumor: that Windows 10 will be automatically replacing Windows 7 and 8.

Nobody (that we know of) from the Windows team at Microsoft stepped forward to settle the question, but certainly Loungers offered theories, based on their experiences with updates and their interpretations of EULAs.

If you want to follow the hot-button question of how much control Windows users have these days over the operating system running on their devices, this would be a good forum to visit.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Menu add-on for Office 2016?
Word Processing Word 2010: Macro needed to mark items for TOC *
Spreadsheets Calculating time difference in military time
Databases Novice trying to use Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime *
Presentation Apps How to make fine adjustments to objects? *
Visual Basic for Apps Outlook 2010: Customize ribbon and attach C# macros to VB add-in *
Microsoft Outlook Disable automatic mail download when opening Outlook? *
Non-Outlook E-mail Gmail: Synching multiple accounts on laptop
Other MS Apps Win10 Calendar not working
General Windows Will Win10 be the only Windows? *
Windows 10 Microsoft might provide more info on Win10 updates?
Windows 8 Networking failure
Windows 7 Endless loop when starting Windows
Windows Servers A few more RAID-server drive questions *
Internet Explorer and Edge IE 11 won’t open Acrobat Reader Document Cloud page
Third-Party Browsers Firefox extensions on a Microsoft account
Application Servers Post migration auto-complete returns “mailbox not found” errors
Networking How to get into Cisco / Linksys Series wireless Router E1200?
Software Development
Windows Programming Stripping lines from text file with PowerShell
Web Design & Development Webpage won’t load; my problem or theirs?
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Choosing virtual-machine software *
Security & Scams Canon printer class-action settlement *
Maintenance In search of prompt responses to IT needs
Hardware Power down hard drive while watching DVD? *
Other Applications WinZip vs. 7-Zip running on Win10 64-bit version?

* starred posts: particularly useful

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.