Posts Tagged ‘forced upgrade’

Microsoft Continues Aggressive Upgrade Strategy for Windows 7 and 8.1 Systems

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Microsoft doesn’t seem to understand (or care,) that some of us don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 because we don’t want to be forced to also upgrade our other, older programs that aren’t supported by Windows 10.

It is quite difficult to block the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 on operating system’s running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. While it should be as easy as clicking on a “no-button”, Microsoft’s aggressive upgrade strategy is everything but customer friendly. Even if you forget about upgrade enforcement on some systems, which according to Microsoft was due to a bug and not on purpose, it seems almost impossible to block the offer for good on some systems running previous versions of the operating system.


Beware – Microsoft Plans to Push Windows 10 on Even More Windows 7 and 8 Systems

Friday, October 30th, 2015

You say you don’t want to update to Windows 10 because you don’t want to be forced to upgrade all of your other programs that might not be compatible with Windows 10? Microsoft says, “Tough luck. You’re gonna get it anyway.”

Microsoft wants computer systems that run Windows 7 or 8 to be upgraded to Windows 10, there is no doubt about that. The company projected that more than one billion Windows 10 devices will be running the new operating system in the next couple of years which is an ambitious goal even if you consider that this includes mobile devices and the Xbox.


Windows Users Report Windows 10 Upgrades are Forced on their Systems

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Why would Microsoft disrespect its customer’s wishes like this? Simple, because they have no competition and there’s nothing their customers can do about it.

Reports are coming in that Windows 10 upgrades seem to be enforced on some systems without users explicitly giving permissions beforehand to download and install the upgrade to Microsoft’s newest operating system. Two new types of Windows 10 upgrade messages appeared lately on systems running previous versions of Windows. The first displayed a a timer counting down from 60 minutes giving users options to start the upgrade process or reschedule it (but not disable it).