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windows-10-upgrade-pupup-tonightShort Bytes: With Windows 10, Microsoft is writing a perfect story titled “how to disrespect users’ choice”. After continuous Windows 10 update pop-ups on Windows 7/8.1 PCs, Redmond is now playing a dirty game to trick the users into upgrading to Windows 10. The new update pop-up only offers two options – ‘Upgrade tonight’ or ‘Upgrade now’.

Microsoft knows epic ways to screw up good things. They made their most complete operating system yet and named it Windows 10 and we loved it. Then came the relentless reports of Microsoft forcing the updates that was a nightmare for users with capped data plans. This was followed by the disclosure that Windows 10 keeps talking to its servers and Microsoft justified this by calling it a way to ameliorate the user experience.

Along the similar lines, Microsoft is getting more aggressive to install Windows 10 on your PCs. Microsoft has already apprised that it’s planning to make Windows 10 a recommended update in early 2016. But, the latest reports tell a darker story. The Reddit users have voiced their agitation as they are seeing an option to upgrade their Windows 7/8.1 PCs now or upgrade them tonight. As expected, there is no option to defer the install or delay it.

This sneaky alteration to the Get Windows 10 pop-up is surely a dirty trick by Microsoft to increase the falling installation rates. Earlier, users saw options ‘Upgrade now’ or ‘Start download, upgrade later’; the new pop-up only offers ‘Upgrade tonight’ or ‘Upgrade now’.

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For some users, the condition is even worse as they are seeing just one option ‘Upgrade now’.

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Good job, Microsoft!

While users can close the window by clicking the ‘X’ button at the top, this incessant nagging is surely irritating. If you are still running a Windows 7/8.1 PC and you don’t wish to install Windows 10, make sure that you keep a close eye on each option presented before you.

Which OS are you currently using on your PCs? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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