Do you like the Windows 10 launched few months back? Even if you do not, you won’t have any other option from now on.
Microsoft users will have Windows 10 automatically downloaded onto their computers without user’s knowledge as ‘recommended update’.
After a controversial move to pre-download Windows 10 onto the PCs of Windows 7. 8 and 8.1 owners, regardless of whether the owner wants to upgrade, Microsoft will start a more aggressive push starting early next year.
“We expect to be re-categorizing Windows 10 as a “Recommended Update,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s operating systems engineering division. “Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device.”
“We understand you to care deeply about what happens with your device,” Myerson explained. “This is why regardless of your upgrade path you can choose to upgrade or decline the offer.”
Before making Windows 10 as a “recommended update” on the Windows Update server next year to users, Microsoft will soon begin to categorize the software as an “optional update” for existing Windows owners.
Users will be presented with a dialog box prompting them to upgrade, “where they can choose to upgrade to Windows 10 or choose not to upgrade to Windows 10,” Myerson said. Windows 10 was initially launched on July 29, and owners of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 have a year from that date to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
Microsoft has a 31-day rollback policy where you can downgrade from Windows 10 to your prior operating system and still keep all your apps, files, and settings. The move was likely put into place to get users to try Windows 10 without having to commit to the operating system if they didn’t like it.
Metered connections To avoid the controversy this summer where users on a metered connection racked up data charges as a result of Microsoft pushing out Windows 10 without their knowledge, Myerson recommends that these users turn off automatic updates
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