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Windows 7: Woman sues Microsoft over her forced Windows 10 upgrade and wins

10 Jul 2016   #31
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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YES!

Now if enterprises would get into the act...
Totally agree with you Fitz. MS has been asking for it, they finally got.
And they could be getting even more!

New York Attorney-General pursuing further cases against Microsoft over "forced" Windows 10 upgrades
Darned well about time! Actually, it's well past time that law enforcement agencies got on the stick. I wonder how long before the mass tort lawyers start advertising on TV?


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10 Jul 2016   #32
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Enterprise editions are exempt from the free upgrade offer by the way. They won't get the GWX APP. Plus, if those corporate PC's upgrade via WUS, the IT guy will block GWX from ever reaching corporate PC's, no matter what version of Windows they are running. It's unlikely that any large company will get the free upgrade by accident. Microsoft have changed the GWX App so you can now decline the offer with no further prompts to upgrade. Don't get me wrong, I don't like the way this has been handled by Microsoft one little bit. But they have finally bowed to pressure and relented some.
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10 Jul 2016   #33
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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YES!

Now if enterprises would get into the act...
Totally agree with you Fitz. MS has been asking for it, they finally got.
And they could be getting even more!

New York Attorney-General pursuing further cases against Microsoft over "forced" Windows 10 upgrades
I always used to be a MS supporter, but no more. W8 could've and should've been something brilliant but instead it was something stupid, and 10's forced updates are just as bad.
I hope those lawyers stick Microsoft's underhanded tactics along with their forced updates right up MS's place where the sun don't shine.
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14 Jul 2016   #34
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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You just hit the head on the nail! Too many geeks (geek is not an insult, btw) forget that most people are not as knowledgeable as they are and will assume that everyone will know what they consider to be basic knowledge when the opposite is what is true.

.......
How true. How very true. The difference between a techie and an ordinary person is that when the techie explains something, he/she draws on a part of his mind called "everything he knows", which leads him to think that he has communicated. The problem is the ordinary person does not have access to that, so gets only a small part of what he needs. Our daughter aged 3 was told that a certain TV program would be on at 10 past 2. At 3 o'clock she asked about it and was told it was too late, "because its gone 10 past 2". "Where has 10 past 2 gone?"! In principal we should have given her just a small part of our "everything we know" about time and clocks when we told her earlier about the program.

Techies are extremely valuable people, no doubt about that, but in my experience quite a lot of what they give gets lost on delivery.
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14 Jul 2016   #35
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This was last week news, i had read it.

As what i understand:

She have several PCs for her working place.
She did not do the upgrade to Windows 10 because her special program is not for Windows 10.
Hence she did not do the upgrade and ensure all the PCs do not do automatically.

But one of her PC was upgrade to Windows 10 without her permission.
Because of this, she had lost her business.
Hence she sue Microsoft for auto upgrade to Windows 10.

In this scenario, there is one important aspect to take note.

When you run Windows Updates, the webpage will show you that the Windows 10 upgrade is ready.
The most important thing to note "Get started".

This could mean that this "Get started", will mean that you have give permission to Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10.

Hence, from this, as long as you do not click "Get started", it will never auto upgrade for you.
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14 Jul 2016   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Actually it was closer to 3 week ago news
No telling when the judgement was passed I did not notice it only the articles date which was 6-27-2016
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14 Jul 2016   #37
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
This was last week news, i had read it.

As what i understand:

She have several PCs for her working place.
She did not do the upgrade to Windows 10 because her special program is not for Windows 10.
Hence she did not do the upgrade and ensure all the PCs do not do automatically.

But one of her PC was upgrade to Windows 10 without her permission.
Because of this, she had lost her business.
Hence she sue Microsoft for auto upgrade to Windows 10.

In this scenario, there is one important aspect to take note.

When you run Windows Updates, the webpage will show you that the Windows 10 upgrade is ready.
The most important thing to note "Get started".

This could mean that this "Get started", will mean that you have give permission to Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10.

Hence, from this, as long as you do not click "Get started", it will never auto upgrade for you.
You have no clue what you are talking about. First, the sneak "upgrade" took place back in August 2015, long before most people ever heard about Win 10, let alone knew how to avoid the "upgrade".

I couldn't find any news reports that said she had several computers in her workplace. I seriously doubt that she does since she is the sole owner and operator of her business (look it up).

The "upgrade" kept failing, causing her computer to be pretty much unusable. She phoned MS for help and even went to an MS store trying to get her computer working correctly again but MS was unable to help her. Suing was her last resort after several months (I personally would not have waited that long).

Read it all here. Customer wins $10K judgment from Microsoft over unauthorized Windows 10 upgrade | Computerworld
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24 Jul 2016   #38
tonytran

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Somehow, Windows 10 in her PC has been upgraded automatically without her permission and make a lost in profit. That's the reason why she won the case.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
This was last week news, i had read it.

As what i understand:

She have several PCs for her working place.
She did not do the upgrade to Windows 10 because her special program is not for Windows 10.
Hence she did not do the upgrade and ensure all the PCs do not do automatically.

But one of her PC was upgrade to Windows 10 without her permission.
Because of this, she had lost her business.
Hence she sue Microsoft for auto upgrade to Windows 10.

In this scenario, there is one important aspect to take note.

When you run Windows Updates, the webpage will show you that the Windows 10 upgrade is ready.
The most important thing to note "Get started".

This could mean that this "Get started", will mean that you have give permission to Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10.

Hence, from this, as long as you do not click "Get started", it will never auto upgrade for you.
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12 Aug 2016   #39
Kitty Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I made a horrible and terribly rude error in judgement a few years ago in assuming a friend of mine knew the same little bits of things I did about choosing, acquiring and installing a Start Orb in Windows 10 with a reliable third party app.

Once.

We're still friends.
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19 Aug 2016   #40
0pTicaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not sure how M$ can get away with Windows 10 malware (yes Windows 10 is malware in my book) and not have a class action lawsuit up their behind.
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