Friday, October 30, 2015

Windows 10 Will Download Automatically Starting Next Year For Windows Users Who have Automatic Updates Enabled

Ever since they came out with it I have been getting a Pop Up constantly telling me I can download it for free.
What part of NO do they not understand?
Apparently they could give a damn, you are going to wind up with it eventually whether you want it or not unless you pay attention to your updates and specifically tell them to go pound sand. I was perfectly happy with XP myself but they quit supporting it.

Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs

Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.

The company announced that Windows 10 will become a “recommended update” starting next year, which means anyone with Windows 7 or 8 that has automatic updates activated – the default and the best way to keep a computer protected against security bugs – will have Windows 10 automatically downloaded without asking.

What’s more, the installer for Windows 10 will start once it has been downloading, presenting users with a popup. Users will be able to decline the update, once the installer has started, or prevent the update from being downloaded by manually blocking it in Windows update.

But the propensity of users to simply hit “OK” or accept when faced with a prompt in the middle of doing something else, will likely see users just blindly hit OK and unknowingly installing Windows 10, preventing access to the computer while the instalment completes.

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group said: “If you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version if you don’t love it.”

Windows 10 automatically downloads on to the computers of those running Windows 7 or 8 who have registered interest in the new version of Windows.


Sixbears said...

Ah yes . . . the Windows 10 virus . . .

drjim said...

It's stoppable, even if you have automatic updates turned on.

Knowledge Base" updates that can be manually removed, and then hidden, and you not only won't be nagged, it won't do the nasty behind your back.

Read the following CNet article to learn how.

Unknown said...

I'm going to iMac rather than put up with their intrusive crap. 10 phones home and has access to every file on your machine. I would suggest encrypting your disk if you actually insist on installing 10.

My XP is fine till my laptop finally dies. I use Chrome for a web browser and haven't had any problems with it. If the laptop keeps going and XP finally bites the dust I'll put Linux on it.

Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

It's worse than that. (My opinion) Microsoft has apparently seen the shopper club cards, & Google/Facebook, and decided that, "I've got to get me some of that.". So, even if you don't update to Win 10, the privacy violating & data slurping patches are being backported to Win 7 & Win 8. Therefore, be very careful about what you install, or you'll discover that the Borg is taking all your computer's data.

-- Steve

Anonymous said...

Here is another example of the kind of monitoring Microsoft is doing. Note, he didn't enable the monitoring:

-- Steve

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