Microsoft: Windows 10 Isn’t Self-Installing, Users are ‘Fully in Control’ over their PCs
Earlier this week, thousands of Windows 7 and 8.1 users started reporting that their machines are automatically upgrading to Windows 10 without permission. Various users claimed that they opted not to upgrade to Windows 10 just yet and still run an older OS as their platform of choice, but their systems upgraded overnight, making them feel their PCs have gone out of control.
There’s no doubt that Microsoft is pushing hard to get its users onto Windows 10, for obvious reasons, but the company denies autonomous upgrade, saying, users remain ‘fully in control’ over their PCs. Redmond based software giant had this to say in a statement:
We shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. As stated in that post, we have updated the upgrade experience to make it easier for customers to schedule a time for their upgrade to take place. Customers continue to be fully in control of their devices, and can choose to not install the Windows 10 upgrade or remove the upgrade from Windows Update (WU) by changing the WU settings.
Despite Microsoft’s calling BS on rogue Windows 10 upgrades, various users and reviewers still believe the company has gone too far with its endreavour to bring the entire world onto its latest OS. What’s your take on the matter? Sound off 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.