Microsoft In Hot Water Over Automatic Windows 10 Updates

Posted: Jun 29 2016, 7:26am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 29 2016, 8:14am CDT, in News | Technology News

Microsoft in Hot Water over Automatic Windows 10 Updates
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Microsoft has been getting a lot of negative attention lately thanks to its aggressive push of Windows 10. The upgrade notifications started in February, but a lot of people haven't been happy with how they received it. With more than 300 million machines using it, they have a lot on their hands.

In fact, Microsoft will be paying out $10,000 to a woman in Seattle who claimed that Windows 10 was able to install itself onto her work computer without her permission.

Microsoft's initial upgrade prompts for Windows 10 were clear, concise, and to the point. However, in recent months the company tweaked it so that if you were to click the X on the dialogue, the upgrade would schedule itself anyway.

"Since we introduced a new upgrade experience for Windows 10, we've received feedback that some of our valued customers found it confusing," admits Windows chief Terry Myerson, in a statement to The Verge. "We've been working hard to incorporate their feedback and this week, we'll roll out a new upgrade experience with clear options to upgrade now, schedule a time, or decline the free offer."

Microsoft has changed up their prompts a bit because they realized they were losing the trust of customers over Windows 10. The new prompt that pops up says "decline free offer," and the new prompt won't schedule the upgrade anymore if you hit the X.

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users have around a month left until Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer comes to an end. Microsoft is expected to charge $119 for an upgrade to Windows 10 from July 30th.

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