Monday, February 8, 2016

Windows 10 is coming...

Just a warning to the masses.

Microsoft has started sneaking Windows 10 upgrades to user PCs by switching the Windows 10 upgrade from an "optional update." to a "Recommended Update" in Windows Updates.

Microsoft launched Windows 10 earlier last year and offered the free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 PCs. If you have Automatic Windows Updates enabled on your Window 7, 8 or 8.1 PCs and set to install critical updates and security patches, you should watch out because Windows Update might start upgrading your PC to the latest version of Windows 10. If you don't keep an eye out and deselect the now recommended update the Windows 10 upgrade process might just be downloaded and installed without your notice.

Microsoft states that you won't be forced to upgrade to Windows 10 as there will still be a EULA prompt that will require you to click through and confirm the Windows 10 upgrade after the files have been quietly downloaded to your computer. But we know no one reads the fine print we all just click accept.

If the Windows 10 upgrade is accidentally completed, there is still a way to revert back to your previous OS. Your newly upgraded OS offers a 31-day grace period in which you will be able to revert to your old installation after trying Windows 10. 

Anyways, just an FYI...

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