Skip to comments.People Are Claiming Their PCs Are Automatically Upgrading To Windows 10 — Without Permission
Posted on 03/15/2016 10:14:40 AM PDT by blam
March 15, 2016
Microsoft's aggressive campaign to get customers to Windows 10 is raising some eyebrows, with scattered reports that some people's PCs are automatically upgrading from Windows 7 without their explicit permission.
For instance, in a post titled "My PC Upgraded To Windows 10 Without Asking, Then Immediately Broke," Kotaku's Patrick Klepek shares the story of how, last week, his Windows 7 PC installed the Windows 10 update automatically overnight.
"Maybe I forgot to push back the upgrade schedule, maybe I accidentally scheduled it by clicking the wrong button. Whatever the case, I definitely did not intend to install Windows 10," Klepek writes.
In the comments, on Reddit, and elsewhere on social media, other users chimed in to share their own similar stories of their familiar Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs getting suddenly upgraded to Windows 10.
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Looks like it may be happening now.
Seen it happen. It is easy to fix though. Decline the license agreement and it reverts to previous OS in about 10 minutes, and nothing is damaged.
I changed my wife’s settings to not automatically. Was previously warned, so far no problem.
But thanks for post.
That’s funny. My husband’s PC keeps freezing, giving a “disk space full” message, and supposedly the upgrade is to install Windows 10, only it won’t install - the download halts about 20% done, every time.
Our friend’s upgraded on its own to Windows 10 Saturday evening. She was in the middle of a project. She was afraid to do anything because she wasn’t sure if stopping the upgrade would mess it up worse. She didn’t want it but is willing to live with it if her computer is working.
You’re gonna upgrade whether you want it or not!
And furthermore, you’re gonna love it or else!.....................
Might be time to upgrade that 40 MB hard drive you have had since 1988......................
On black Tuesday, I went to do my updates and under Optional Updates the upgrade to Windows 10 box was checked and it wasn’t by me. If I had not looked it might have happened to me. I’m not sure how it happens without accepting the EULA though.
It happened to me. It took an IT professional 2 weeks to get it back up and running. Getting it back today (I hope). I had windows 7 and it just crashes one morning. Windows 10 upgrade done overnight was the cause.
I think microsoft might be trying to do this with my computer. Fortunately there isn’t enough hd space on my flash drive for this to happen. F you microsoft.
Yeak they are tricking people...like my mother for example. Windows is asking users, upgrade to Windows 10 now, or later? Seemigly only giving users with two options
another win 10 BKMK-
I’ve also read that Windows 10 doesn’t play nicely with “unapproved” (by Microsoft) virus protection and other computer security software.
Don’t know if that is true but I’ve avoided upgrading because I like my current s/w and don’t trust Microsoft to implement a perfect security utility.
“I changed my wifes settings to not automatically. “
I did too,but forget how I did it. :-)
Somewhere here gave good instructions.
My laptop updated to 10 overnight. At 84 years of age, I am far from puter savvy, so one morning last week, I opened my puter to a request to O.K. an update, and thinking it was probably a scheduled update clicked O.K. and lo and behold, I now have Windows 10. What really angers me is that I now no longer have Internet Explorer and have lost all my favorites. All my FR threads I have been saving in favorites are lost along with loads of other personal Freeper favorites. Dang
I’d suspect this is all “user error”. As others have said, you’d have to click do the update and even if it were automatically running on those who chose “later”, declining the ToS would stop it.
The fact is most users don’t read what they are clicking on. If they did, that would stop 99% of all malware that has been spreading around in recent years.
Turn off automatic updates and then be careful about what updates you manually install.
Two choices. Upgrade now or tomorrow. F you microsoft.
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