Microsoft Finally Brings Forced Windows Upgrades to an End
Microsoft was heavily criticized for the way it pushed Windows 10, with many users and organizations alike blasting the company for being so aggressive with an upgrade that was supposed to be optional in the first place.
The Get Windows 10 app, which was developed from the very beginning to provide a smoother way to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10 by automatically downloading the necessary files, proved to be a huge pain in the neck for users, especially because in some cases, the whole thing happened without their consent.
This is how, despite refusing the upgrade to Windows 10, some users ran out of storage space or even bandwidth, simply because the Get Windows 10 app downloaded several gigabytes of data to prepare the PC for the new operating system.
In the recent months, however, Microsoft has made several changes to prevent forced upgrades, and now the company promises that whenever new OS versions are released, files will no longer be downloade… (read more)