thanks for your reply. Now that you say it I found out, other "built-in" programs that come with windows (like calc.exe) don't work anymore either. It seems that bbZero either blocks resources which are neede for those programs or it killed a process that is necessary. For me, starting explorer.exe doesn't help. Even though I then see the old Windows taskbar Edge, calculator, etc. won't work. Maybe it really has to do something with the Windows Appstore.
By "and are you sure there is no alternative fix for this issue?" you mean the possibility of streaming Netflix contents in 1080p resolution, right? In this case: No, I don't know any other solution, at least for laptop/desktop pc. Currently no browser (except for MS Edge) is capable of handling certain commands of Netflix' DRM-technology. That's why they only stream in 720p atmost.
You can see the current resolution alongside other technical information by starting a stream and pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S opens another "tool" where you can choose between different quality settings but I didn't figure out what they exactly do.
I don't know if the Android-app of Netflix or any other app for mobile devices, Amazon fire stick or whatever are capable of streaming 1080p. I didn't try them out because I don't want to watch movies on my phone. But maybe you can stream the screen to your tv. If I had a TV I'd give it a try
Regarding your question for linux:
The decision to switch to linux depends on what programs you need, whether they are available on linux (or for Wine) and if you play games (via Steam, Origina, etc. for example). If you're a gamer, check first whether your games work on linux, too. If they aren't available stick to Windows Otherwise give linux a try (in a virtual machine for example)
And regarding the lack of the Windows "apps" (I dislike calling programs "apps" actually): Well, there are thousands of other programs that would suffice as a substitution for the missing apps, but my main concern is about Edge/Netflix. That's a combination I weren't able to replace.
So thanks again in advance for any help.
Edited by molecube, 25 February 2017 - 01:17 PM.