Windows 10 Is Now A 'Recommended Update' That's Automatically Downloaded

Windows 10 Is Now a

Microsoft isn't forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10, but they are pushing it on them pretty aggressively. Windows 10 is now automatically downloaded to all Windows 7 and 8.1 machines as a "recommended update" with the Windows Update tool — whether you want it or not. Microsoft already made a similar push for Windows 10 last spring, but now their pushing Windows 10 even harder. The change is meant to make the transition to Windows 10 easier for those who still haven't upgraded, but the automatic download can be frustrating for some users. The download is at least a few gigabytes in size, so if you have a capped data connection, or have no interest in upgrading ever, the automatic download just ends up using data and taking space. Fortunately, we've covered the ways you can block the download and save yourself the trouble, or you can always disable automatic Windows updates entirely.

Microsoft is now aggressively pushing Windows 10 upgrades [The Verge]


    I like the feel of 8.1 on the surface pro 3. the swiping gestures are intuitive and the internet explorer browser with the modern interface is just so natural.
    For a touch centric device like the surface, I am afraid I am going to get sacrifices as the new OS is more desktop/mouse oriented than touch. Edge browser for instance, is it possible to swipe left or right to go backwards and forwards in pages? that is the single main reason I am hesitant to upgrade because I don't want to loose that feature.

    Last edited 03/02/16 12:00 pm

      WIn 10 also has tablet mode which brings back the touch UI interface you are use to on your tablet

      I totally understand what you're saying. Win 8.1 on desktop was pretty horrible, but oddly on the SP3, it feels great.

      I'm running Win 10 on my SP3 now and I really like it. I upgraded when I realised how easy it is to roll back to 8.1 in the Settings if I wanted to, but I never have.

    If you're on Windows 8 or 8.1, there's absolutely no reason to not upgrade. Windows 7 users may argue otherwise, but you may as well go with the flow.

    Suggesting that users disable automatic Windows Updates entirely is irresponsible and stupid.

    Class action coming in 10, 9, 8...

      Wouldnt that be
      "class action in 10, 8.1, 8, 7,..."??

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