Scores of Windows users have complained that ever since its launch Windows 10 have been aggressively trying to replace their current operating system sometimes even against their will.
In some instances, Windows 10 started to download its installation kit without asking for users’ explicit permission beforehand. In other instances, it started upgrading all by itself taking advantage of users’ brief absence.
Many users said that the new OS crawled their devices, and one brave soul even manged to sue Microsoft because the forceful update nearly ruined her business and won in court $10,000 as compensation.
Windows 10, which was first launched last summer, is free for all users who paid for a Windows license. Even though the operating system has been praised by some tech critics, users and cyber security experts slammed Microsoft for its aggressive campaign to force millions of users update to the newest version.
Some users reported that the new operating system has loaded on their systems without even asking them first. Microsoft denied accusations by saying that the update is a choice not a requirement.
The company added that users need to click ok on a dialogue box and agree to license agreement before the update. Users are allowed to roll back to their previous versions if they are not satisfied with the new OS within 31 days, the company notes.
Windows 10 maker recently added that it was working on improving “upgrade experience” depending on users’ feedback. The company touts Windows 10 as a more secure operating system than older versions including Windows 7.
On the other hand, critics are upset that the company hasn’t introduced an option such as “Never Update” or “No Thanks.” Experts noticed that for non-technicians dodging Windows 10 update is impossible to implement.
Users are also irked by a Windows update that tweaked the Windows 10 update dialog box into scheduling installation for later. For instance, for some time, you could use the “x” button to dismiss the update dialog box. But after an update the “x” button postponed installation to another time.
Experts believe that Microsoft is so desperate to push Windows 10 on all devices because it is easier to patch and fix a single version of the operating system. Additionally, Microsoft has in mind a target of 1 billion devices powered by its newest OS version by mid-2018.
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