[wdmaudiodev] Re: [EXTERNAL] Same problem with WIN10 update 2004
- From: "Matthew van Eerde" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "Matthew.van.Eerde" for DMARC)
- To: "wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 18:47:15 +0000
Right. Word makes the decision whether to store documents and user settings in
a place that gets persisted, or in a place that gets wiped out when the
application is uninstalled.
Similarly, drivers also make the decision whether to write their settings in a
place that gets persisted, or in a place that gets wiped out when the driver is
In production, you usually want user preferences to be persisted, because
Windows upgrades work by reinstalling all the drivers.
In development, you also want a way to clean the slate, so that you don’t have
things from v17.842 confusing v17.843.
From: Eugene Muzychenko<mailto:reg.wad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 11:43 AM
To: Matthew van Eerde<mailto:wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [wdmaudiodev] Re: [EXTERNAL] Same problem with WIN10 update 2004
Um… that approach IS used for applications. If you uninstall Word
and reinstall it, your Word preferences persist, and your Word documents are
All these properties are managed by Word/Office themselves. Windows
doesn't try to get control over them to modify their behavior against
the will of both users and developers.
I don't mind the system remembering installed drivers/applications
while this helps the user. But the system should provide an
opportunity to manage collected data to resolve possible problems that
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