- Slightly enhanced command prompt.
- Windows 7 backup solution is back, but perhaps something new and better would be good.
- Multiple real desktops and switching.
- Snapping windows to corners.
- Snapping windows to the left or right side makes the window fill the remaining space; this is nice
but now it's harder to fill only half of the screen. Edit: After the last cumulative update, the control key actually does modify the behavior. I was sure it did not – at least before the update.
- Easier to adjust audio volume precicely; not because the resolution is higher, but because the control is larger.
- "MBR error 1" on first and consequtive startups after upgrade; solved using commands:
bootrec /FixMbr bootrec /FixBoot
- Make sure to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials unless you want to waste time upgrading again.
- New Photo viewer:
- Zooming and panning is blurry and blocky, especially while panning.
- Browsing pictures shows rectangles with a solid color instead of the pictures themselves.
- Cannot remove pictures (from the UI list) that were previously set on the lock screen.
- Cannot remove custom high contrast themes. Speaking of that, the amount of options is poor.
- The font in certain textboxes (particularly search box in Explorer) makes it harder to read.
- Fine-tuning color of taskbar without changing the color of other things as well seems to be impossible.
- I have turned off animations globally in Windows, but all modern UIs still animate stuff, including the start menu.
- Start menu:
- Documents folder on the start menu is now by default an extra click away.
- No way to easily remove multiple (live and app) tiles I don't want on the start menu.
- Noticeable delay before the start menu shows up.
- Context menu for search results (files, desktop apps) in the start menu is crippled (no shell menu entries).
- Cannot drag and drop any search results (files, desktop apps) from the start menu to any control/toolbar that accepts dropped files.
- No distance between border/edge and text in command prompt.
- [Right click taskbar > Properties] opens "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties", but there is nothing for the start menu there.
- Command prompt still does not display unicode characters.
- Harder to see what part of a window is draggable (e.g. caption) because everything is a single color.
- Disabling Windows Defender is harder (use gpedit.msc).
- Mixed quality icons (amount of color, proportions, design). 3D or 2D, few colors or many, few details or many... Particularly not a fan of the new shield icon.
- No shortcut keys for switching to specific desktops (e.g. desktop #1-4)?
- Default privacy settings are intrusive.
- I somehow managed to record a "game", but actually I was just my web browser. When I try to view my recordings, the app just closes after a few seconds (maybe crashes).
- After hibernation or locking the screen, the logon/lock screen does not get ready for input when pressing down the shift-key.
- The File Explorer window sometimes flashes as if it closes and re-opens, and the current selection clears. Workaround: Do not open new windows in separate processes.
- After closing the File Explorer, it sometimes re-opens immediately afterwards. Workaround: Do not open new windows in separate processes.
- While doing something with the start menu and/or the File Explorer, I got an error message from RuntimeBroker.exe: Not implemented
- The UI language in the OS is English, and my region settings are set to Norwegian/Norway; yet, the modern apps are actually in a completely different language (Japanese). Maybe because I once upon a time set the region of my Xbox 360 to Japan.