[wdmaudiodev] Re: [EXTERNAL] Same problem with WIN10 update 2004
- From: Tim Roberts <timr@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 10:54:30 -0700
Eugene Muzychenko wrote:
Just imagine that the same approach is used for applications. Once
installed, every application gets registered in a system database, and
the system uses database records to modify some application
properties, out of your control or even awareness. ... The only way to
get a "clean" application behavior is to change its version, even if no
modifications were made to the application itself. I don't think you
like this behavior of the system. :)
I think you would be wrong in your assessment.
The issue is that your worldview is that of a developer., quite
naturally Developers are the ONLY people for whom a complete "clean"
uninstall is important. Users don't care; they just want things systems
to work. For a user, it's a better experience if their system remember
that they had X Device installed last year, so it doesn't have to do a
big reinstallation. Big corporate application folks want exactly the
situation you describe, where memory is forever. That's the only way
that licensing and copy protection can be made to work.
I don't agree with the Microsoft philosophy that "memory is forever",
but I have some understanding of where it came from, and it's not going
Tim Roberts, timr@xxxxxxxxx
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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