Windows 10 Upgrade May Automatically Install on Windows 7/8.1 Systems
Samuel Wan / 2 years ago
Microsoft has been pushing their new Windows 10 OS pretty heavily since launch a little over two months ago. Due to those efforts, the Windows 8.1 replacement managed to hit 75 million installs in just 1 month, with the 2nd month reporting in at over 110 million installed devices. We’re now getting word though that some of these installs may have been done by unsuspecting users who had the Windows 10 upgrade automatically install.
With Windows 10, Microsoft broke new ground by allowing free upgrades to Windows 7 and 8.1. However, things started looking a bit sketchy when Microsoft started making the Windows 10 upgrade download itself whether the user requested it or not. It looks like Microsoft has made a greater mistake by automatically having the Windows 10 upgrade checked, leading users who aren’t careful with their updates automatically being forced to upgrade.
While Microsoft has claimed this issue was caused by a soon to be fixed error, this is the first time that an optional update has been checked off. Combined with other buggy issues, either Microsoft is playing with the truth or their quality control has slipped up. Either way, though, needs to ensure that they respect users choice, something Windows 10 has not been doing a good job about.
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