Has Windows 10 Gone Crazy? Upgrade Now Or Upgrade TONIGHT?

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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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37 thoughts on “Has Windows 10 Gone Crazy? Upgrade Now Or Upgrade TONIGHT?”

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    I have two laptops that barely run 8.1 and do not run 10, yet I had to keep making sure it wouldn’t upgrade…. Both of my laptops are missing drivers in 10… so why is it still asking me to upgrade!? When 10 came out I was excited and really wanted to check it out, but apparently all but one of my laptops are too old to have drivers made for them, yet Linux supports them and much newer equiptment also….

    I can see it now, I’m gonna be getting a call from my sister saying that her laptop is broken, I tried 10 on that laptop also and once again driver issues. Seriously, micro$oft, I’m not replacing perfectly good hardware just because you want me to install your new spyware…..

    Micro$oft needs to stop pushing this crap, I know many people that would have no idea how to fix a driver issue even if they were available from the manufacture… I searched and searched and searched trying to find drivers that were compatible to get 8 runnning properly on the two laptops I have that I was using for winbows.

    Now both of my winblows laptops run linux(and I’m a much happier person), though I did keep win 7 on one of them, just as a second OS, About the only thing I use winblows for is yumi bootable usb disks….This article(and the spyware)is exactly why I’ve switched to Linux as my primary OS on all my computers, I’m glad I’m not a gamer and forced to use winblows

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    I use Win 7 Ultimate. I have no plans to update so I simply removed the KB update file to disable the nagging install prompt. Haven’t seen it since.

  3. Avatar

    I am using Windows 10 for a couple of month. In the beginning, the startmenu wasn’t working correctly and the overall performance was quite bad: Long loads, slow deletes compared to the former Windows 7 Install. But after Threshold 2 and a removal and reinstallation of Avast, the performance increased and with the latest Saturday Patch (KB3124200) everything is fine.

  4. Avatar

    I’ll stick with opensuse and Suse enterprise Linux — Microsoft platforms are too insecure to trust and have been since win/95… 1/2 way had security with win/3.11 but only because DOS didn’t support much so there were far fewer holes to get in through

  5. Avatar

    My desktop runs Ubuntu gnome, my laptop is currently on Antergos and I have peppermint on a netbook. I tried Windows 10 but didn’t like it. Now I like it even less.

  6. Avatar

    I started with Windows 7 Ultimate. I didn’t get the option to upgrade. Because I have Beta tester and Dev accounts with Microsoft it automatically signed me into an opt in auto download and install option. I wasn’t aware it would do it since I didn’t request to auto update. But I don’t have the normal Windows 10 that everyone is saying has missing drivers compatibility or even issues with hardware functions in all. If you look at my main desktop the old view not tiles it says, “Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Evaluation copy. Build 11082”. For those who are missing needed drivers if you’re unable to boot up to be able to revert back, download this copy for free off the Microsoft insider Dec page. Itd free to sign up and get it. And it has all the needed updates for drivers and hardware.

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  8. Avatar

    I have two laptops that barely run 8.1 and do not run 10, yet I had to keep making sure it wouldn't upgrade…. Both of my laptops are missing drivers in 10… so why is it still asking me to upgrade!? When 10 came out I was excited and really wanted to check it out, but apparently all but one of my laptops are too old to have drivers made for them, yet Linux supports them and much newer equiptment also….

    I can see it now, I'm gonna be getting a call from my sister saying that her laptop is broken, I tried 10 on that laptop also and once again driver issues. Seriously, micro$oft, I'm not replacing perfectly good hardware just because you want me to install your new spyware…..

    Micro$oft needs to stop pushing this crap, I know many people that would have no idea how to fix a driver issue even if they were available from the manufacture… I searched and searched and searched trying to find drivers that were compatible to get 8 runnning properly on the two laptops I have that I was using for winbows.

    Now both of my winblows laptops run linux(and I'm a much happier person), though I did keep win 7 on one of them, just as a second OS, About the only thing I use winblows for is yumi bootable usb disks….This article(and the spyware)is exactly why I've switched to Linux as my primary OS on all my computers, I'm glad I'm not a gamer and forced to use winblows

  9. Avatar

    I use Win 7 Ultimate. I have no plans to update so I simply removed the KB update file to disable the nagging install prompt. Haven't seen it since.

  10. Avatar

    I am using Windows 10 for a couple of month. In the beginning, the startmenu wasn't working correctly and the overall performance was quite bad: Long loads, slow deletes compared to the former Windows 7 Install. But after Threshold 2 and a removal and reinstallation of Avast, the performance increased and with the latest Saturday Patch (KB3124200) everything is fine.

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  13. Avatar

    I'll stick with opensuse and Suse enterprise Linux — Microsoft platforms are too insecure to trust and have been since win/95… 1/2 way had security with win/3.11 but only because DOS didn't support much so there were far fewer holes to get in through

  14. Avatar

    My desktop runs Ubuntu gnome, my laptop is currently on Antergos and I have peppermint on a netbook. I tried Windows 10 but didn't like it. Now I like it even less.

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  16. Avatar

    I started with Windows 7 Ultimate. I didn't get the option to upgrade. Because I have Beta tester and Dev accounts with Microsoft it automatically signed me into an opt in auto download and install option. I wasn't aware it would do it since I didn't request to auto update. But I don't have the normal Windows 10 that everyone is saying has missing drivers compatibility or even issues with hardware functions in all. If you look at my main desktop the old view not tiles it says, "Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Evaluation copy. Build 11082". For those who are missing needed drivers if you're unable to boot up to be able to revert back, download this copy for free off the Microsoft insider Dec page. Itd free to sign up and get it. And it has all the needed updates for drivers and hardware.

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