Windows 7 and 8.1 Is Being Automatically Upgraded To Windows 10

Windows 10 Upgrade

It seems that Microsoft is currently “forcing” the owners of the computers that run on Windows 7/8.1 to update to Windows 10. Several users have reported that their computers have been updated from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, without them even allowing this to happen.

It seems that last week, Microsoft has released a security patch and has set the Windows 10 update as “important”, which means that the new operating system has been automatically selected to be installed on computers that run on Windows 7/8.1. According to the users, they’ve never approved or initiated the update, but they were forced to update to Windows 10 anyway.

It is good to know that these updates are somehow “intentional”, because back in October 2015, Microsoft has confirmed that starting from February 1, 2016, Windows 10 will be a “recommended” update for older Windows OS versions. With other words, if the users have failed to manually “uncheck” the option to install Windows 10 from the “Windows Update”, they will notice that their computers will be automatically upgraded to the latest Windows OS.

If you have a computer that runs on Windows 7/8.1 and it wasn’t updated yet to Windows 10, we suggest you to go to Settings->Control Panel, select Windows Update and uncheck the box that’s under the “Recommended” updates.

If your computer has already been upgraded from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, it is good to know that you have 30 days to downgrade it back to the previous operating system. So, if you want to use the old operating system, we suggest you to do it before this time-lapse or else you will get stuck with the unwanted Windows 10.

We’re not sure if Microsoft made a good move with this aggressive advertising campaign, because there were many people who were very angry when their devices were upgraded to Windows 10 without their approval.

Did you get your computer updated from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10? Are you happy with how your device is running on the new operating system?

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