Your PC Might be Auto-Scheduled to Install Windows 10 Without You Knowing
Released back in July last year, Windows 10 has been a hit for Microsoft with the OS seeing the fastest Windows adoption rate to date thanks to free upgrade promotion. The company, however, also received backlash over the notion of being forced to upgrade to the new OS, especially from users who decided to stick with their older Windows version for some reason.
Now that Microsoft is ending free Windows 10 upgrade on July 30th, you will no longer be bothered by those annoying pop-ups that keep you reminding to move to the latest version. That being said, the software giant has now begun to auto-schedule PCs to install Windows 10–with or without your consent.
While you can always change the upgrade schedule or cancel it altogether, the problem is many users won’t be able to see it in time to stop it, resulting in their systems suddenly rebooting to run the OS update.
So if you wish to stay with your older Windows version, you should better keep on checking your Windows 10 update pop-up daily until July 29th, when Microsoft will deactivate the overbearing upgrade system.
There are also some rumors that suggest Microsoft may consider offering Windows 10 as a service, where the OS would be free for anyone to download and install, while the company would generate revenue from advertising. Microsoft hasn’t yet confirmed this report, so for now we’ll assume that the upgrade is here for a short amount of time.
What’s your take on Microsoft’s auto-scheduling Windows 10 without your knowledge? Do you think the company’s obsession with making people upgrade is negatively impacting its reputation? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Gohar is the lead editor at TechFrag. He has a wide range of interests when it comes to tech but he's currently spending a big chunk of his time writing about privacy, cyber security, and anything policy related.