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Microsoft Continues to Push Windows 10 Upgrades

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Microsoft is making some changes to how it is pushing its free upgrade to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems. The company is supposedly reversing Windows 7 and 8 user settings that kept the Windows 10 upgrade notification at bay, meaning that the pop up now displays for users even if they attempt to use third-party applications to block it. Users who end up clicking on the free upgrade option are also noticing that the ability to start the download now and upgrade later is gone, with the only options usually being to “Upgrade now” and “Upgrade tonight.” Some users are even noticing that the only option is to “Upgrade now.” In a last ditch effort to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft is changing the status of the upgrade from optional to recommended, meaning that Windows users that have Windows Update set to automatically install recommended updates will receive Windows 10 without much notice.

Overall, the push that Microsoft is making for users to upgrade to its latest Windows operating system seems quite severe.

Source: Forbes



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lucio on December 17, 2015 20:12
there was also a new update for people who already have windows 10, which was a bit different then usual
feetfats on December 17, 2015 21:03

Why are they pushing so hard for this?

SpikeSoprano on December 18, 2015 02:03

Why are they pushing so hard for this?


They want everyone to switch to w10 which is free for 1 year, but what happens once that year is up, will it expire or maybe have to pay for updates ?
bp9801 on December 18, 2015 02:17

 

Why are they pushing so hard for this?


They want everyone to switch to w10 which is free for 1 year, but what happens once that year is up, will it expire or maybe have to pay for updates ?

 

 

It's a free upgrade, so after that year if you want Windows 10, you have to buy it. Same with all past versions of Windows and even Windows 10 right now, if you don't want an upgrade to your current OS.

Bosco on December 18, 2015 04:33

I have spent the last two days working 14 hours a day fixing the damage this shit has caused. I am getting tired of it, not everything is win10 compatible I wish they would back off on this garbage ugh.

feetfats on December 18, 2015 06:22
This seems like a dangerous move for Microsoft. This sounds like something that could push the casual user over to an apple.

I turned off my automatic updates. I haven't had a look at my dad's pc yet but I bet he's been taken over by this win 10 nonsense.
SpikeSoprano on December 18, 2015 07:11

I had to uninstall it (revert back to w7 ) on 2 of my friends pc's because when they started up their computers there it was installed and they didn't know how. (obviously they had updates set to auto)  I can see auto updates but not a new os. It's BS on Microsoft's part. I had it installed on mine for 3 days and half my older encoding and photo editing programs screwed up so I uninstalled it and turned off updates totally.


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