Microsoft Targetting IT Professional And Bootleggers In Future Windows 10 Related Updates
While there have been previous reports of Microsoft pushing forced Windows 10 update to users of Windows 7 and 8/8.1 although it was considered a mistake at that time and perhaps even limited to a small number of users. Now however it seems like Microsoft will spare no one and the update will become part of regular Windows Update starting next year, whether user signed up to upgrade their OS or not.
The news was revealed via the Windows Blog as Microsoft targets IT pros as well as bootleggers. Using the Media Creation Tool, people working in the IT departments will soon be able to create a single image file of Windows that will be capable of upgrading 32 or 64 bit devices as well as the providing the option of choosing the Home or Pro version of OS.
In the future, the upgrade process will automatically start for those who previously reserved a copy of Windows 10, however Microsoft claims that they will still have the option whether to continue or not.
If those who do proceed with the installation of the new OS are not happy with it, they have a 31 day window in which they can revert to their old version.
While not exactly cracking down hard on non-Genuine users, Microsoft will be providing users of bootlegged Windows 7 and 8.1 to legit Windows from the official store or to enter a key purchased from other sources to welcome as many people as possible to Genuine Windows experience.