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Veteran technology columnist Ed Bott writes: “Windows as a service” sounded like a good idea in 2015, when Microsoft released Windows 10. But after a terrible October, Microsoft’s Windows 10 problems continued in November. Yesterday, an unknown number of devices running Windows 10 suddenly lost their activation status; the owners of those devices were told that they no longer had a valid digital license and were running a “non-genuine copy of Windows.” Those activation problems are now apparently resolved, but Microsoft hasn’t offered an explanation or an apology. A company spokesperson declined to provide any additional details.
[…] In the Windows-as-a-service era, it’s perfectly understandable that problems will occasionally crop up. But customers have a right to expect prompt, accurate notification
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