Windows 10 Is Automatically Installing Itself Onto Computers

There have been reports that Windows 10 was being downloaded automatically onto Windows 7 and 8 devices without permission from users, but the situation has escalated to the operating system actually installing itself onto computers. So why is this happening?

Windows 10 is free for Windows 7 and 8 PCs that meet the minimum requirements, but it is an optional upgrade. However, a number of users have complained that the Windows 10 upgrade was installing itself onto their computers.

As first reported by Ars Technica, if your PC is experiencing this issue, it's because the Upgrade to Windows 10 optional update in Windows Update had been checked by default. Windows Update regularly downloads updates pushed from Microsoft and prompts users to initiate the installation process. But unless you take a look at the Optional Updates tab before approving the install, you wouldn't know that Windows 10 was part of the package.

There are additional steps required to complete the Windows 10 upgrade if you do just click "okay" for Windows Update without checking, but users that are less tech savvy may not realise that they have a choice not to update their operating system.

Microsoft has admitted that it screwed up and has now automatically unchecked the Upgrade to Windows 10 box in Windows Update.

[Via Ars Technica]


Comments

    Yeah once you download it, it pops up to install and if you don't tell it not to. It will. It happened on my lap top. I accidentally left it on one night, woke up and it was windows 10.

      Are you now happy or did you uninstall?

        It was a 6 month old windows 8 laptop. I really haven't noticed a difference.

    Can anyone tell me how to uninstall windows 10

      Google is your friend.
      Type: uninstall windows 10.

    Windows 10 download totally wrecked my 4 year-old P.C. It will cost over $A300 to get it back to something approaching normal and I will be without it for ten days. I think this s criminal piracy on the part of "Mighty Microsoft". Can anyone who knows how to do it, please send a message out to the planet to warn them and to invite the world's biggest ever class action against these arrogant thugs? will Microsoft reimburse my costs and gross inconvenience?

      In what way did Win10 totally wreck your PC?
      Did the 3+GB download fill up your hard drive causing Windows to crash?

      hahahahahahahha do you compute on a fucking potato, m8 or do you just have no idea what you're talking about

      and better still you're being ripped off to fix a non-issue, lol..

      Last edited 19/10/15 12:18 pm

      LOL. You're getting ripped off blind. All your actual data is still on the PC and a format takes 30 mins tops. Backup your files, locate a windows 8 image, chuck it on usb and you're done. There are thousands of guides online that explain how to do this.

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