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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.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095675

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: 4, Insightful) by Nerdfest on Saturday May 21 2016, @04:25PM

    by Nerdfest (80) on Saturday May 21 2016, @04:25PM (#349124)

    You're mistaking evil for stupid. In this case the old "Never attribute to malice" does not apply.

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  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Saturday May 21 2016, @04:55PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday May 21 2016, @04:55PM (#349135) Journal

    Of course the rule still does apply. Microsoft's behaviour in this case cannot be adequately be explained by stupidity, therefore malice may be assumed. The rule works as intended.

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    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by fido_dogstoyevsky on Saturday May 21 2016, @10:59PM

      Of course the rule still does apply. Microsoft's behaviour in this case cannot be adequately be explained by stupidity, therefore malice may be assumed. The rule works as intended.

      Actually, microsoft's current behaviour can only be explained by great malice AND gross stupidity.

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      It's NOT a conspiracy... it's a plot.
  • (Score: 2) by Gravis on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:20PM

    by Gravis (4596) on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:20PM (#349208)

    at this point in the game, you are the stupid one if you don't realize that this is malice.

    • (Score: 2) by Nerdfest on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:45PM

      by Nerdfest (80) on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:45PM (#349222)

      You all misunderstand me. The expression is "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence" or something of the sort. This is in no way incompetence. I haven't used Windows at home for ten years now, I'm well aware of Microsoft's level of Evil.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 23 2016, @12:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 23 2016, @12:08PM (#349867)

    Defensive sociopathy as historical example of emperor Claudius taught us:

    ALWAYS attribute to malice, but pretend to attribute to ... benign omission. Never hold grudge nor vengeance. There is no point in spilling your beans to probable enemy of yours, keep your "naivety" as a cover until they force you out in the open, and by then make sure you have plan B and aces up your sleeve. If they catch you successfully evading their "hit" again, try to persuade THEM to attribute that to lucky coincidence. Never consider others dumb in "harmless" sense of that word, only in the "useless" sense - if they are really dumb or play dumb, then they are useless for you either way.