Microsoft has drawn the ire of millions across the globe for its overeager efforts to compel customers to upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, which should be incentive enough to upgrade, but Microsoft obviously feels that stubborn users need an additional push, hence the shenanigans we’ve seen over the past nine months.
Windows 10 struck again this week when Twitch streamer and former professional Counter Strike fiend Erik Flom had his gaming session interrupted by Windows 10 Automatic Updates (he was already running Windows 10). Flom was deeply engaged in a Counter Strike: Global Offensive gaming session — which he was streaming live via Twitch — when Windows 10 decided to butt in and start an update.
Flom was obviously caught off guard by Windows 10’s rudeness and launched into a profanity-laced tirade to vent his frustrations. "What? What? Ahh guys, this pretty neat. How did this happen? How did this happen? F**k you Windows 10!"
Flom was unable to interrupt the installation process, which further fueled his anger. "Oh my God! You had one job PC. We turned off everything. Update faster you f**k!”
We’re assuming that he means that Automatic Updates were turned off, so perhaps Windows 10 just felt the need to override those settings and “go rogue.” Or perhaps Flom wasn’t completely honest by saying that he had disabled automatic or scheduled updates in Windows 10. Regardless of the events leading up to this epic tragedy, it’s at least funny to see Flom’s on-screen meltdown which was broadcast to his hordes of followers.
This is just the latest in a long line of annoying Windows 10 incidents, with the more recent occurring last week when a meteorologist was interrupted during a live broadcast by a Windows 10 upgrade nag screen.