The Sams Report: Call it Windows, A New Start is Coming

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 7 Comments

On this episode of the Sams Report, Microsoft should re-brand Windows 10, Sun Valley will update the Start Menu, and good questions get answered.

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7 responses to “The Sams Report: Call it Windows, A New Start is Coming”

  1. dstrauss

    Sun Valley = sunburn? Seems like every major UI change there is breakage and chaos. Sorry Brad, but being "excited" about this is hard to imagine.

  2. navarac

    At least RTv3 (W10X) has gone the way of the rest! Thank goodness.

  3. bleeman

    The one problem I have with the removal of the number means it will be harder to do a search for Windows related information. At least with the 10 you wouldn't necessarily get a hit for every type of windows variation out there and I don't mean just windows versions.

  4. winner




    Sun Valley

  5. hrlngrv

    Windows 8.1 is still in support until 2023, no? Awkward to call Windows 10 just Windows before Windows 8.1 reaches EOS.

    As for the next Start menu, as long as Open Shell still works and can be parked on the left end of the taskbar, NBD for me. If 3rd party Start menu replacements are finally not supported, time for me to figure out VirtualBox seemless mode for Windows as guest OS.

    For me, the absolutely least appealing part of Windows has been every Start menu since Windows 2K. No question Windows 8.x was far & away worst, with Windows 10's a not too distant 2nd, then Windows XP's then Windows 7's. Fortunately never used Vista. At least Windows XP included the Classic Start menu as an option.

    Open Shell lets me have my arbitrarily nested Start menu plus a search box with none of the accumulated excreta MSFT has added in this millennium.

    • esmcelroy

      My condolences to anybody still using Windows 8.1.

      Had to boot up a server 2012r2 instance the other day and it was more upsetting than I remembered.