Windows 10: new taskbar option prevents system activation

Microsoft is currently testing a small novelty dedicated to the Windows 10 taskbar. Rather than overloading the contextual menu of this same taskbar, some of its customization options would be moved to the Settings application. Bad luck, this relief would make it impossible to register a copy of Windows 10.

Windows 10 taskbar

You probably know this, when you right-click on Windows 10 taskbar, this displays a small context menu. In its next edition, Windows 10 could see some of these options integrated into a dedicated page of the module Settings. At least that’s what the latest build of Windows 10 suggests, a build that is available through the Windows Insider program.

But in doing so, a big problem arises: it is then more complicated to validate your copy of Windows 10, as long as this option is accessible via the shortcuts in the taskbar. A real headache for Microsoft who may have to review its copy.

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Some Windows 10 taskbar options will be moved to the Settings app

By moving some of the features intended for customizing the taskbar, Microsoft wants to reduce the number of options in the context menu. This will simplify the use of the taskbar, since most of its features are integrated into the Settings module. Moreover, this change seems perfectly logical, since these customization functions are currently redundant: they are found both in the taskbar, but also in the Settings module.

However, when the user has not yet activated their copy of Windows 10, Microsoft blocks access to the operating system customization. Therefore, if this validation option were to be integrated into the Parameters module, it would no longer be possible to activate a version of the operating system.

For the moment, Microsoft is free to consider the question. Nothing is played, this modification is only in the phase of beta test. The next major update of Windows 10 will not see the light of day for several months, probably in the spring of 2021. Several new features are expected in this 21H1 edition of Windows 10, among which we can mention the possibility of launching Android applications without go through a third-party application, a small redesign of the interface and a “Cloud” version of the OS.