Users of Windows 7 and 8 complained about the forced upgrade to Windows 10. According to them, the operating system installation begins spontaneously, they do nothing for this purpose.
As reports Cnews, Windows update downloads the installation files of Windows 10 without the user’s permission. And since these files are rather big amount — only about 3 GB of it is user irritation. Moreover, Microsoft not only demand loads without loader, but takes the these files, starting thus the process of upgrading to Windows 10. This is because in Windows update run the downloaded setup file of the OS selected by default.
Consequently, agreeing with the update to the current version of Windows 7 or 8 (e.g. installing patches to fix vulnerabilities), the user agrees unintentionally and with the upgrade to Windows 10, because it neither sees nor suspects that in the optional section of updates this item is selected by default.
Of course, turn on the computer and suddenly find on it the new OS will not work, because the process of installing Windows 10 still requires human intervention. However, in Redmond already admitted the situation was “erroneous”.
The publication Ars Technica managed to contact Microsoft and get a comment. The company said that they had made a mistake by configuring the startup installation files for Windows 10 by default, and promised to correct it. That is, at this point in the middle of Windows updates not automatically selected.
Free upgrade to Windows 10 is one of several experiments Microsoft with the new OS. Previously the transition was carried out after making a small Board, the size of which was below the retail price of the new version. Perform a free upgrade to those who recently bought a new PC with preinstalled previous version of Windows.