Microsoft explains how it got people who installed a leaked build to stop using that build

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Microsoft employee Raymond Chen today posted a story on how the company once tried users of a buggy leaked build to upgrade by changing the wallpaper.

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#2

hehe, I guess simple psychology like changing the wallpaper works. Personally I like to compare file differencies.
However, I am not into leaked builds though, more so I compare differences betwen files altered by Windows Update and new releases like the difference between 1511 and 1607.

With that said, it is a proven path as a new wallpaper is a good initial verification of build if used. You should however always tap [[B]WinKey[/B]]+[[B]R[/B]] and type [B]winver.exe[/B] and hit [[B]Enter[/B]] to bring up the version window… The wallpaper is easy to fake and in a worst case scenario could cause you to choose the wrong solution to a challenge :iagree:


#3

“The theory was that when the new build comes out with the new wallpaper, whoever it was that was leaking builds will say, 'Whoa, this is a big deal[.]'”
The same can be said of any GUI change, no matter how stupid it turns out to be.
Chen explains, “The theory was that when the new build comes out with the new wallpaper, whoever it was that was leaking builds will say, “Whoa, this is a big deal,” and make a special effort to leak the new build, and then the underground sites who traffic in leaked builds will see that the new build has a new wallpaper and say, “Whoa, this is a big deal,” and they will abandon their old and busted build with the horrible bug and install the new hotness.”
That reminds me of my car, which is currently equipped a fake white driver (it came with a black dude, but he kept getting pulled over).