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Windows 7: Microsoft Steps Back from the Cliff on Windows 10 Upgrades

28 Jun 2016   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Microsoft Steps Back from the Cliff on Windows 10 Upgrades

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After months of mounting criticism, and just one month from the end of the free Windows 10 upgrade, Microsoft has finally seen the light: It will stop deliberately confusing and deceiving customers with the Windows 10 upgrade offer.

“We started our journey with Windows 10 with a clear goal to move people from needing Windows to choosing Windows to loving Windows,” Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson explains in a prepared statement.. “Towards this goal, this week we’ll launch a new upgrade experience for millions of PCs around the world. The new experience has clearer options to upgrade now, choose a time, or decline the free offer. If the red-x is selected on this new dialog, it will dismiss the dialog box and we will notify the device again in a few days. We continue to recommend all of our customers upgrade to Windows 10 before the free upgrade offer expires on July 29. Thousands of engineers have been working on making Windows 10 the most secure version of Windows, helping to protect people from viruses, phishing, identity theft and more. We’d like our customers to upgrade and improve their experience with Windows and Microsoft.”

So this is good news, obviously. But you’ll have to excuse me for being a bit underwhelmed by this change, given the late timing and, sadly, Microsoft’s history of behavior so far. As you must know, I’ve been extremely vocal about the firm’s ongoing deceptive Windows 10 upgrade practices. Practices which reached an incredible and inexcusable apex in May when Microsoft silently changed the Windows 10 upgrade advertisement to trigger the upgrade if the user closed the window...


Read more: Microsoft Steps Back from the Cliff on Windows 10 Upgrades - Thurrott.com


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28 Jun 2016   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

As it should have been all along.
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28 Jun 2016   #3
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Kinda sad it took them this long to figure it out.
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28 Jun 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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28 Jun 2016   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Belatedly

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It's a pity MS didn't do the "right thing" from the very start.


W10 is going to have tainted reputation for many years now, as a result of all of the dubious decisions and contradictory statements that MS made.

Just like with the "W8 Series", MS fought "tooth and nail" against the wishes of the end user (and the free advice provided by testers).

Worse, they used a range of dodgy tactics to trick users into doing what MS wanted, as opposed to what the user may have wanted.
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28 Jun 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep just getting 8.1 from the store recently was annoying too
Micro.... was kind enough to change my update setting in win-8 to include all of the win-10 upgrade updates too
If I had not wanted all of that stuff it would been a tad annoying
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28 Jun 2016   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Seriously with one month left? Now they make it sound like they're doing people a favour?
Should have done this 11 months ago!
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28 Jun 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm thinking because of this

Woman sues Microsoft over her forced Windows 10 upgrade and wins


Microsoft is trying to stay out of a Class Action Lawsuit.

**After stabbing the public in the back and then treating their wounds with a band aid does not make a good company.**

Microsoft has throwed away the trust that many had for decades about the company called Microsoft.


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28 Jun 2016   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Agreed LB!
There is no way MS has just done this out of the goodness of their hearts.

If they had added a "Remind me in x months" or "decline this offer" option from day one, then they wouldn't have annoyed so many people the way they have.

Too little, too late!
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28 Jun 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If anything the door is wide open for a class action now
A case is already ruled on

I'm waiting to see the lawyers commercials to start showing up on t.v.
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