Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Upgrades Automatic For Windows 7 And Windows 8

By: ctal
November 3rd, 2015
6:07 am

Beginning now, Windows 10 has been reclassified as an “Optional” update in Windows Update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. This means users who have set their version of Windows to accept all updates will find the Windows 10 installation process will begin automatically and they will need to actively cancel it....

... But in “early” 2016 things will become more aggressive and Microsoft will again reclassify Windows 10 as a “Recommended” update. Given the default setting on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is for all Recommended updates to install automatically this means the vast majority of users will find the Windows 10 install process starts up on their machines....

... For Most, Resistance Is Now Futile. While tech savvy users will find workarounds and hacks, quite frankly avoiding the upgrade process is going to become far too much effort for the average consumer.

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4 comments on "Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Upgrades Automatic For Windows 7 And Windows 8"

  • fvbounty
    November 3, 2015 at 6:21 am

    There's going to be a real uprising over this...doesn't bother me

  • zapionics<alt>
    December 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    It's been reported that the Win10 EULA requires us to agree to information such as the content of our email or keystrokes in apps being captured and stored by MS.

    That and automatic installation seems fairly draconian to me.
    Does anyone have any detailed info on exactly what is being uploaded by Win10?
    Can we block the traffic via firewall without compromising other functionality?

  • ASharpEdge
    March 11, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I for one am NOT going to "upgrade" if that is what you want to call it. It is another step in the wrong direction for Microsoft. The company has totally lost focus on what consumers actually want and need. Just look at how the launch of Windows 8 went without the start button. They seem so intent on "dumbing down" the entire OS for people who are scared of options and settings. As if Windows 8.1 is not bad enough, they are going even further down that road.

    I loved XP.....Jumped past the nighmare of an OS called "Vista" and also thought 7 was pretty good. Waited a lllooooonnnggg time to get 8.1 (6 months ago) and IMMEDIATELY installed Classic Shell to give me a start button and make it more like 7.

    I am going to do whatever it takes to avoid 10. If I have to use it I will be certain to block all the backdoors and such....Wow, I just cannot beleive these people. What world do they live in anyway? I think they should go on a month long field trip east of the rockies to a busy midwestern town where they must live in other people's homes like exchange students. Maybe then they might start to understand.

  • gladwinanalytic
    September 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Still, its not automatic. Every now and then, there pops up a window asking to upgrade. You have to disable it every time it pops up. A bit of headache though.

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