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posted by martyb on Saturday May 21 2016, @03:17PM   Printer-friendly
from the when-'no'-means-'yes' dept.

Two Soylentils wrote with a caution about a new strategy in Microsoft's playbook to get people to upgrade to Windows 10.

If you Click on the Red "X", You're Getting the Windows 10 Upgrade

That pesky Windows 10 forceware box...

This notification means your Windows 10 upgrade will occur at the time indicated, unless you select either Upgrade now or "Click here to change upgrade schedule or cancel scheduled upgrade". If you click on OK or on the red "X", you're all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do.

New Windows 10 Nag Screen May Trick 7, 8.x Users

Windows 7 or 8.x users that want or need to hold on to their current operating systems may be in for a very unpleasant surprise. Microsoft has essentially changed their Windows 10 update notification from a very pushy "opt-in" to an "opt-out". The new notification automatically schedules a time to receive Windows 10. Clicking the "X", as many have gotten used to, no longer prevents installation. Those that do not pay close attention to this new notification may inadvertently wind up with Windows 10 even if they did not want it. Very sneaky stuff.

Microsoft has published an offical article describing the changes.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @03:45PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @03:45PM (#349106)

    *knock on the door*

    "Who is it?"

    Hacker, ma'am.

    "What do you want?"

    I came here to upload all your private data to some server in Eastern Europe, download some porn, and install nasty hooks into your operating system.

    "Are you sure you're not a Windows 10 upgrader?"

    No, no. I just want to make your machine an unwitting participant in our growing botnet so we hack banks and other businesses.

    "But you're not going to install Windows 10, are you?"

    No! I'm in the malware business. We are professional criminals. Dmitri is my name, and my friend is Mikhail.

    "Oh all right.... come in."

    *works at lady's PC for awhile*

    Ma'am, congratulations on your new Windows 10 PC. You're going to love your new digital assistant, Cortana, and the unified user experience that looks and works the same on your desktop as it does on your Windows phone...

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Non Sequor on Saturday May 21 2016, @04:32PM

    by Non Sequor (1005) on Saturday May 21 2016, @04:32PM (#349127) Journal

    What's a window phone?

    Write your congressman. Tell him he sucks.
    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:19PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:19PM (#349143)

      What's a window phone?

      They're like a unicorn, but make believe.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Dunbal on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:07PM

      by Dunbal (3515) on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:07PM (#349191)

      I have one. And apart from a really nice camera it comes with a huge advantage. I can forget it or leave it absolutely anywhere and no one will steal it. In fact once a mugger stole it from me by mistake on the subway and then caught up with me, apologized and gave it back to me.

      • (Score: 2) by ragequit on Sunday May 22 2016, @01:22PM

        by ragequit (44) on Sunday May 22 2016, @01:22PM (#349522) Journal

        My company-required Blackberry is the same way...

        The above views are fabricated for your reading pleasure.