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Just when we thought that Microsoft had finally gotten the hint and realized that people were getting incredibly tired of the Windows 10 upgrade nag screens, the company slips in another sucker punch to stun us. This time around, some users are receiving full screen prompts to upgrade to Windows 10 for free ahead of the July 29th offer expiration date. It’s annoying enough that the full screen offer interrupts whatever you’re doing at the time on your PC, but the fact that users are constantly being “sold” on Windows 10 is likely growing incredibly tiresome at this point. Microsoft even tries to soften the blow by apologizing for the interruption and explaining that customers who aren’t... Read more...
It’s unfathomable that it would take Microsoft nearly a year to figure out how to make a Windows 10 upgrade prompt (aka nag screen) that didn’t attempt to con the user or force the operating system onto your computer. But here we are, just a month away from the end of the free promotional offer, and Microsoft finally has a sensible nag screen with clear options to decline the upgrade. Microsoft stops short of apologizing for the countless machines that have been upgraded without permission or the hassle that it has caused customers, but Windows chief Terry Myerson did tell The Verge, “Since we introduced a new upgrade experience for Windows 10, we've received feedback that some of our valued... Read more...
If you’re among the likely millions of Windows customers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 that are sick of the Windows 10 nag screens along with unprompted and forced upgrades, you’ll be happy to hear that at least one “little guy” has won a battle against Microsoft in court. Teri Goldstein claims that her computer was forced into upgrading to Windows 10 shortly after it became available during the summer of 2015 — all without her authorization. “I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein told The Seattle Times. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.” To make matters worse, once Windows 10 was installed, it left her computer unstable and was prone to frequent crashes. According to Goldstein,... Read more...
Microsoft just can’t seem to stay out of trouble with Windows 7 and Windows 8 users when it comes to Windows 10 upgrades. However, Microsoft has only itself to blame, as it keeps employing dirty tricks to “entice” users to upgrade to its latest operating system. Those efforts were on full display with a change made to Microsoft's Windows 10 nag screens prompting users to upgrade. Previously, if a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user saw a Windows 10 upgrade prompt display on their machine, they could simply click the “X” button to cancel the upgrade and go about their business. But Microsoft decided that it could force more users to upgrade if hitting the X button didn’t cancel the upgrade altogether,... Read more...