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People Are Claiming Their PCs Are Automatically Upgrading To Windows 10 Without Permission
BI ^ | 3-15-2016 | Matt Weinberger

Posted on 03/15/2016 10:14:40 AM PDT by blam

Matt Weinberger
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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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: computers; microsoft; spying; windows; windows10
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An article warning about unexpected/undesired Windows 10 downloads/installs was posted to FR 2-3- weeks ago.

Looks like it may be happening now.

1 posted on 03/15/2016 10:14:40 AM PDT by blam
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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.


2 posted on 03/15/2016 10:16:43 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools. Go Trump!)
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I changed my wife’s settings to not automatically. Was previously warned, so far no problem.

But thanks for post.


3 posted on 03/15/2016 10:17:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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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.


4 posted on 03/15/2016 10:17:22 AM PDT by heartwood (If you're looking for a </sarc tag>, you just saw it.)
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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.


5 posted on 03/15/2016 10:19:22 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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You’re gonna upgrade whether you want it or not!

And furthermore, you’re gonna love it or else!.....................


6 posted on 03/15/2016 10:19:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Left doesn't like him and the Right doesn't like him, so he must be the right guy for the job...)
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Might be time to upgrade that 40 MB hard drive you have had since 1988......................


7 posted on 03/15/2016 10:20:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Left doesn't like him and the Right doesn't like him, so he must be the right guy for the job...)
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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.


8 posted on 03/15/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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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.


9 posted on 03/15/2016 10:21:24 AM PDT by marstegreg
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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.


10 posted on 03/15/2016 10:21:29 AM PDT by Ultima
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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


11 posted on 03/15/2016 10:22:09 AM PDT by corlorde
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Thanks

another win 10 BKMK-


12 posted on 03/15/2016 10:22:16 AM PDT by Faith65 (Isaiah 40:31)
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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.


13 posted on 03/15/2016 10:22:51 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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“I changed my wife’s settings to not automatically. “

I did too,but forget how I did it. :-)

Somewhere here gave good instructions.

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14 posted on 03/15/2016 10:23:10 AM PDT by Mears
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THE Answer, an ONLY ANSWER :


CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT !!


It's called a criminal SCAM enterprize if you didn't invite it in your computer (even by error) ! .



15 posted on 03/15/2016 10:26:06 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( British historian Arnold Toynbee - Civilisations die from suicide, not by murder.)
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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


16 posted on 03/15/2016 10:26:53 AM PDT by upcountry miss
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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.


17 posted on 03/15/2016 10:28:36 AM PDT by Marko413
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Criminal Enterprize by Micr0$oft
where you go , and what you've seen
is sold - you become the COMMODITY being sold
without your permission !
18 posted on 03/15/2016 10:29:21 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( British historian Arnold Toynbee - Civilisations die from suicide, not by murder.)
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Turn off automatic updates and then be careful about what updates you manually install.


19 posted on 03/15/2016 10:29:23 AM PDT by MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)
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To: corlorde

Two choices. Upgrade now or tomorrow. F you microsoft.


20 posted on 03/15/2016 10:29:49 AM PDT by Ultima
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