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Old 03-15-2016, 03:28 AM   #112
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That link from Ivan again.

As I stated before no commercial programs have been removed (just tiny, free app's - mostly inconsequential- hardware utilities that can easily be reinstalled) and this issue only rears it's head during major updates, the service packs/builds.

Microsoft aren't about to commit commercial suicide. They have competition, they know that it would severely damage their reputation if they started removing important retail products. Sure they could even afford the lawsuits but not the volume of negative publicity that would drive the mainstream home users to Apple and mobile devices. It would be a gift to Linux developers too.

They really ought to flag up what they remove though. I bet they debated this one, and clearly they came to the wrong decision.
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