Posts Tagged ‘recommended upgrade’

Windows 10 is a Recommended Update Now

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The battle to prevent your Windows 7 or 8 PC from automatically updating to Windows 10 just became a little bit more difficult.

Microsoft changed the state of the “upgrade to Windows 10” update for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices to recommended on February 1, 2016 from optional. Microsoft continues to push Windows 10, and as the company announced back in October 2015, made the upgrade to its latest operating system Windows 10 a recommended update on devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.


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.