Why Is It hard To Believe Microsoft’s Latest Statement About Windows 10

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Short Bytes: Microsoft’s latest statement regarding Windows 10 looks like the textbook definition of choice and logic. However, the Windows 10-maker has failed badly to address the concerns regarding its constant Windows 10 upgrade notifications.

Due to its free upgrade offer, Microsoft has managed to convince millions of users to install Windows 10 OS on their personal computers. However, as the latest trends suggest, the Windows 10 adoption rate is slowly declining. To compensate this downfall, Microsoft started to push notifications like Upgrade Now or Upgrade Tonight to the Windows 7/8.1 PCs. This step of Microsoft faced widespread criticism as it was too pushy and a violation of users’ choice.

In the past, I’ve covered every Windows 10 development in detail and told you about the changing policies of Microsoft. In this article, I’ll tell you about Microsoft’s latest response to its aggressive Windows 10 promotion strategy.

In the latest statement provided to NW, Microsoft stressed upon the fact that Windows Update can be trusted and it respects users’ choice. Redmond said:

Windows Update is the trusted, logical location for our most important updates, and adding Windows 10 here is another way we will make it easy for you to find your upgrade. Before the upgrade changes the OS of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose to continue.

But, why is it so hard to believe Microsoft’s words?

Well, the previous actions of Microsoft have left me skeptical about the future upgrade plans for Windows 10. While Microsoft says that it’s letting users choose what they want to do, it forgets the fact that providing a choice in Windows 10 hasn’t been company’s priority.

The above statement of Microsoft repeats the textbook definition of privacy and choice, but it fails to answer why it’s constantly nagging at your doorstep, asking you to upgrade your PC.

In the past, Redmond has faced flak over the issues to forced updates, privacy violations, and numerous other issues which have made Windows 10 a violation of choice from the very first day.

This has prompted developers to develop apps to curb Windows 10 forced updates and stop its conversation with Microsoft’s servers. In the past, addressing these issues, Microsoft has called these steps necessary for Windows 10 user experience.

Another thing – Microsoft has already announced to make Windows 10 a recommended update for all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 PCs from 2016. This means Redmond is going to try out new tricks to flood Windows 10 notifications on your Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 PCs.

Here’s an advice: Double-check all the details before installing anything via Windows updates as you might end up installing the new OS without any prominent notice.

Do you agree with our point of view? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Also read: Windows 10 Guide from fossBytes

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

14 thoughts on “Why Is It hard To Believe Microsoft’s Latest Statement About Windows 10”

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    I favor Microsoft's Position (though not necessarily every step of the execution). Supporting multiple old versions is expensive (I have operated a custom software house for over 30 years – so I am talking from direct experience). Having end-users running unsupported code introduces a major set of risks. Remember, (no matter how big a company is) a dollar spent on something (support of the old, in this case) is a dollar that is not available for developing something new (additional features/capabilities).

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    I'll agree, but only to yours being a limited point. Not everyone has the capital to buy new systems and peripherals every time Microsoft does it's "latest and greatest" song and dance sales push routine. I am speaking from direct experience as well. New versions are fine as far it goes, but sometime new means a step backwards in terms of features and capabilities. That being said, you run your enterprise your way, and I'll run mine my own.

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    Wayne Anderson – Items pushed by Windows Update do not require "the capital to buy new systems and peripherals", they are incremental improvements to existing systems. Every machine I have upgraded to Window 10 has worked without the need for any additional purcahse.

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    I have switched from Windows to Ubuntu and then from Ubuntu to Linux Mint. Linux Mint is definitely better, because its as complete as Ubuntu (if not even more) and much lighter. Ubuntu was the best when Linux Mint wasn't stable years ago.

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    I have switched from Windows to Ubuntu and then from Ubuntu to Linux Mint. Linux Mint is definitely better, because its as complete as Ubuntu (if not even more) and much lighter. Ubuntu was the best when Linux Mint wasn't stable years ago.

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    David V Corbin The machine may still be ok, but i have two laser printers and a scanner i cant use now in windows 10 and to use them i have to boot linux.

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    Manuel Verderosa Agree, Linux Mint is very good, except i can't work out why on two machines I have to turn it on and then off and on a second time to actually boot.

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    i'm on windows 10 since its launch I don't have no anti virus and i don't worry about it no more … the games on the store are amazing and in continuous upgrade to match my computer's configuration ( fifa . asphalt ) … my pc starts up rapidly … I surf on firefox because of adblock :) ..

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