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Too bad Microsoft is too busy with integrating ‘telemetry’ spyware and parading their ‘wasting your resources isn’t our problem’ mindset to fix these obvious issues that have been part of the Windows experience for decades now.

Ironically I suspect it is the lack of telemetry for this action that allowed this performance problem to linger this long. If Microsoft had this action Perftrack instrumented and had their usual 100 ms performance target then they could grab ETW traces from the field and would have figured this out.

Instead they appear to have been dependent on anecdotal evidence and nobody taking responsibility.

Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this action was instrumented but was then ignored. That would be sad.

Perftrack reference: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Charles/Inside-Windows-7-Rel...

If they’re missing basic problems like this the solution is not more telemetry, the solution is qa. Not even better qa, just start with basic qa. Because right now they’re just doing nothing and treating their paying customers as alpha testers. I don’t quite understand why people accept it.

Some of the slowdown should have been noticed by QA. But most of this slowdown occurs when you have used your machine for long enough to accumulate 4 MB of File Explorer history. Telemetry is the perfect tool for catching this sort of real in-the-field problem. More QA is also important.

> I don’t quite understand why people accept it.

alas understanding is completely removed from the equation.

Why does the average person buy a computer ?

my small sample say "no more post office, everything is online, so I .. need something"

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