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Microsoft Starts automatically Pushing Windows 10 to all Windows 7 and 8.1 Users

Microsoft Starts automatically Pushing Windows 10 to all Windows 7 and 8.1 Users

February 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
As warned last year, Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 upgrades onto its user's PCs much harder by re-categorizing Windows 10 as a " Recommended Update " in Windows Update, instead of an " optional update. " Microsoft launched Windows 10 earlier last year and offered the free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 users. While the company has been successful in getting Windows 10 onto more than 200 Million devices , Microsoft wants to go a lot more aggressive this year. So, If you have enabled Automatic Windows Update on your Window 7, 8 or 8.1 to install critical updates, like Security Patches, you should watch your steps because… ...From Monday, Windows Update will start upgrading your PC to the newest Windows 10 as a recommended update, Microsoft confirmed. Must Read: How to Stop Windows 7 or 8 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically . This means Windows 10 upgrade process will download and start on hundreds of millions of d
Like it or not, Microsoft Plans to Push Windows 10 Upgrade more Aggressively

Like it or not, Microsoft Plans to Push Windows 10 Upgrade more Aggressively

December 08, 2015Mohit Kumar
This is no surprise that Microsoft wants you to install Windows 10. But, Hey Microsoft, Not everyone wants to upgrade to Windows 10. Many people are happy with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 OS and don’t want to switch to the newest Windows 10 operating system. Days after the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft started offering Free Windows 10 installation to every Windows user. The marketing strategy successfully worked for Microsoft and just within a week after the launch, Windows 10 started running on millions of PCs. Then the company went into planning other tricks in order to get on to the maximum number of PCs as possible. It silently started pushing Windows 10 installation files on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, even if users have not opted into the upgrade. Also Read: Reminder! If You Haven't yet, Turn Off Windows 10 Keylogger Now . Less than two months ago, some Windows 7 and 8.1 users also claimed that Windows 10 had begun to install itself automatic
Windows 10 Upgrade Become More Creepy, No Option to Opt-Out

Windows 10 Upgrade Become More Creepy, No Option to Opt-Out

October 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and have no plans to switch to Windows 10, then Microsoft could force you to install Windows 10, making it harder for you to cancel or opt-out of upgrading. Note: Above image has been photoshopped, but the original screenshot taken by Windows users is given below. Reports are circulating that some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are claiming that the latest Windows 10 OS has begun to automatically install itself on their PCs. According to complaints by users, Windows Update screen is only offering them the option to either: Start the upgrade process, or Reschedule the upgrade for a later date Other users are finding that the dialog boxes they are presented display a message saying that the " Upgrade to Windows 10 is Ready ," and prompting users to " Restart your PC to begin the installation ." The issue actually resided in the Windows Update process. Microsoft has listed Windows 10 as an " Op
Microsoft is Auto-Downloading Windows 10 to PCs, Even If You Don't Want it

Microsoft is Auto-Downloading Windows 10 to PCs, Even If You Don't Want it

September 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft wholeheartedly wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. So much that even if you have not opted-in for Windows 10 upgrade, you will get it the other way. Surprised? If you have Windows Update enabled on your PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you’ll notice a large file — between 3.5GB and 6GB — mysteriously been downloaded to your computer in the background. The huge file is actually linked to Windows 10 installation that Microsoft is reportedly downloading on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers even if users have not opted into the upgrade. The news comes days after it was disclosed that Microsoft is installing Windows 10’s data collecting and user behavior tracking features onto Windows 7 and 8.1 machines. With this latest automatic Windows 10 installation, Microsoft is not only consuming your storage space but also using your Internet bandwidth for unrequested files, as the Windows 10 installer downloads up to 6 gigabytes, depending on which Wind
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