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Users Report Windows 10 Being Installed Automatically on Windows 7 Machines

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 03:45AM

It was reported late last year that Microsoft was modifying user settings for Windows 7 and Windows 8 to ensure that the Windows 10 upgrade notification was always present, and it also changed the Windows Update status of the upgrade from optional to recommended. Just last week, Microsoft placed an advertisement generator within an Internet Explorer update that told users about upgrading to Windows 10 in newly opened tabs. Now, users over on reddit are reporting that their Windows 7 machines are automatically being upgraded to Windows 10 without their explicit permission. Terry Myerson, the head of the operating system group at Microsoft, warned users back in October that this would happened due to certain Windows Update settings, but users still aren't satisfied with Microsoft's efforts. Fortunately for users who happened to have the latest Windows operating system installed without their permission, they have 30 days to downgrade to a previous version of Windows. It is recommended that users double check their Windows Updates that are selected to be installed before proceeding with installation, as one of them likely controls the upgrade to Windows 10.

Source: Softpedia

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