Windows 7 and 8 Users Aggressively Forced to Update to Windows 10

Posted on May 31, 2016 by .

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Microsoft has always been forthcoming about their push to update Windows 7 and 8 users to their new Windows 10 operating system. Now, with only two months until the deadline to receive a free update to Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, Microsoft is making a last-ditch effort to roll out as many updates as they can through an aggressive method.

A quest to update Windows 7 and 8 users to Windows 10 has gone into high gear in the past few weeks with the upgrade installation taking place on many systems automatically if users take no action. What this means is that on certain PCs currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8 eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10 are initiating the upgrade process automatically through a prompt. The prompt alerts users of Windows 10 starting installation unless the user answers the prompt to cancel the upgrade installation.

The forced, non-consensual upgrades are claimed by a number of computer users to be annoying and unwanted. In fact, some consumers are angry and have taken to social media to voice their concerns over being forced to update to Windows 10 through these so-called auto-update prompts. Some computer users are turning off Windows updates altogether on their system, which may limit the update process for applying security patches, which are commonly necessary to prevent infections or allow vulnerabilities to be exploited.

There is a looming issue that some computer users are speculating; the idea that Windows 7 and 8 have gaping security holes that Microsoft hopes an upgrade to Windows 10 will be the fix-all. There is no doubt that Windows 10 has proven to be the most secure operating system yet from Microsoft. Though, some experts are sure that Microsoft is dumping their resources into improvements and securing of Windows 10 so much over other operating systems that the software giant is attempting to get as many users off of Windows 7 and 8 as possible so they do not need to backtrack on those resources.

Microsoft has made it relatively easy to upgrade to Windows 10, in addition to making the system requirements apply to a wide array of personal computer configurations.

After the free update to Windows 10 is no longer available, we speculate that Microsoft may offer a discount program or a simplistic method for purchasing Windows 10 for an old or new computer. Until then, Microsoft is steadily being the bad guy and good guy at the same time for computer users who have Windows 7 or Windows 8 running on their system through automatic updates that require answering a prompt to stop.

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