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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: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:45PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:45PM (#349157)

    This thread has all the sysd bitches on board. Instead of whining about the upgrade stop using the product. Otherwise shut up and get a life. Forced upgrades are a step in the right direction, for a company that spent so long leaving security to the masses. Sure ui simplification is bad, in fact any ui change should be optional. Nefarious companies have and always will need watching. Internet posters will whinge.

        Carry on.

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:50PM (#349158)

    ^Mac user

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:58PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @05:58PM (#349161)

    "...whining about whining bla bla bla I like it up the butt so everyone else should too bla bla bla..."

    Go back to Slashdot where you belong.

    • (Score: 2) by Tork on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:54PM

      by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 21 2016, @07:54PM (#349226)
      Actually you both have a point. Based on the last two decades of MS bitching on Slashdot this is exactly what they asked for.
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Nuke on Saturday May 21 2016, @06:02PM

    by Nuke (3162) on Saturday May 21 2016, @06:02PM (#349163)

    I dont use the product. That does not stop me from whinging however, like I might whinge about my neighbour murdering his children, even if it does not directly affect me. Fact is, I dont like to see MS's being evil and getting away with it any more than seeing anyone else being evil. I hope these bastards are taken to court and have thier backsides kicked to pulp; I cannot do it as as I said I am not a user.

    Were you one of those who said that MS were reformed and good guys these days?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @09:49PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @09:49PM (#349275)

      "Were you one of those who said that MS were reformed and good guys these days?"

      I'm sure he was at least one of those that LOVED all of the things Microsoft originally planned for their xbone at the very least.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @11:34PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2016, @11:34PM (#349311)

      Murdering children is the same as os upgrades? And this is insightful?

      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Scruffy Beard 2 on Sunday May 22 2016, @04:15AM

        by Scruffy Beard 2 (6030) on Sunday May 22 2016, @04:15AM (#349381)

        Murdering children is the same as os upgrades? And this is insightful?

        When you start calculating how many person-years have been lost to this, it starts to make sense.