We love great new desktop gadgets or operating systems but is the Windows 10 Desktop App Converter going to be a disappointment?
There have been few software launches in the history of computing that were met with such loud opposition as the launch of Windows 10; to be fair, when previous software launches came about, social media hadn’t quite taken off in the way that it did, meaning users might have been as angry, but didn’t have a mechanism to be as vocal.
Part of the outcry was admittedly due to the fact that tech users can be mildly resistant to change. Yes, we love great new desktop gadgets or operating systems, but we want those changes to be incremental, with lots and lots of point-oh updates. No one loves waking up to a computer that doesn’t even look like it belongs to you. Of course, the other part of the Windows 10 response had more to do with feeling shanghaied into participating in the new program. From upgrades that automatically installed themselves to checkboxes that somehow were set to “default,” users didn’t respond kindly to the forced changes.
But Microsoft has been working to go back and ease the blinding transition, most recently with the launch of a tool that will help make your no-longer-compatible software titles work as Windows 10 apps, the Desktop App Converter. Don’t get excited just yet; this tool isn’t so much aimed at making your favorite programs work on your machine as it for helping developers bring their titles up to date. It produces a slightly different look and feel, but it’s far better than giving up your favorite titles.
Instructions and links for finding the right tools and compatible systems can be found in a post from Venture Beat, but remember that patience is a virtue when working through the newly launched system.