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Bad Santa! Microsoft Offers — 'Upgrade now' or 'Upgrade tonight' to Push Windows 10

Bad Santa! Microsoft Offers — 'Upgrade now' or 'Upgrade tonight' to Push Windows 10

December 17, 2015Wang Wei
Many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users don't want to upgrade their machines to Microsoft's newest Windows 10 operating system now or anytime soon. Isn't it? But what if you wake up in the morning and found yourself a Windows 10 user? That's exactly what Microsoft is doing to Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Windows 10 Upgrade Becomes More Aggressive Ever since Microsoft launched its new operating system over the summer, Windows 7 and 8.1 users have been forced several number of times to upgrade their machines to Windows 10. It was relatively inoffensive at first, but as days have passed, Microsoft has become increasingly aggressive to push Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10 . Microsoft has left very little choice over whether to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 or not. At last, the users end up upgrading their machines to the latest Windows operating system. Users now see a pop up on their computers, as InfoWorld reports , that displays only t
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
Despite Issues, 6 Reasons Why Windows 10 is Best Windows Ever

Despite Issues, 6 Reasons Why Windows 10 is Best Windows Ever

August 03, 2015Khyati Jain
Windows 10 is built with the power features of Windows 7 and 8.1, which makes it a robust operating system. It gained 65 million users in the first three days after its release. Still counting and making Windows 10 as a universal platform for all the devices running the same operating system. By Introducing " Windows as a service " utility, The Microsoft is offering Windows 10 Free Upgrade to all the users running Windows 7 or 8.1 as a Windows update, and not as a separate product. From now on, the company will provide regular updates for Windows in the same manner Apple does with its Mac OS X operating system that gets regular updates on a yearly basis and has been known as OS X for over 15 years. Despite some privacy issues , including " Wi-Fi Sense " and " Bandwidth sharing for Windows Update ", and few more, Windows 10 offers a bevy of new and advanced features that makes the operating system unique from others. Also Read: How to Fix 35+ Windows 10 Privacy Iss
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