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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: 3, Insightful) by Whoever on Saturday May 21 2016, @08:14PM

    by Whoever (4524) on Saturday May 21 2016, @08:14PM (#349235) Journal

    I can't believe any smart tech company would be so stupid as to push such a risky move so hard. Upgrading is a major move, with all kinds of potential to break all sorts of things that were working fine.

    I can't believe the amount of abuse that Microsoft users are prepared to take from Microsoft and just think that it is normal.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by MostCynical on Saturday May 21 2016, @09:07PM

    by MostCynical (2589) on Saturday May 21 2016, @09:07PM (#349260) Journal

    Just like abused spouses, stuck, trying not to be noticed, trying not to upset the violent partner, lest they get another beating..

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    "I guess once you start doubting, there's no end to it." -Batou, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex