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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Windows 10 Auto Update Renders Woman’s PC Unusable

A Californian woman has successfully sued Microsoft after Windows 10 auto-installed on her computer without permission and rendered the machine unusable.

“I had never heard of Windows 10,” said Teri Goldstein, whose computer was left unusable after the upgrade failed. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”

Goldstein won $10,000 in court from Microsoft after attempts by customer support to fix the issue failed, and the debacle has most likely given those opposed to the aggressive upgrade campaign a satisfied grin.

Since its debut to the public last year, everyone with a Windows 7 or 8 operating system will have noticed that Microsoft really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. Though it’s a free update, Microsoft haven’t reached the number of users that they want to boast on the new system and have progressively made their upgrade notifications more aggressive.

Numerous times a day users will receive pop up notifications on their computers prompting them to upgrade to Windows 10. There are usually two options: Upgrade Now or Upgrade Later. Most users previously didn’t realize that you could click the little red X in the corner to say no altogether, causing many people to sign up unwillingly, though this solution has also been reportedly patched. Clicking the X button now schedules the upgrade for you, leaving people with little option to disregard the update and confusing users who are now double-guessing every button.

“They tell you it’s optional, that you have to opt in, but they just do it anyway,” claimed reluctant Windows 10 user and HR assistant Jane Dunkin to the Seattle Times.



Anonymous said...

Isn't it going to be nice, all this wonderful technology. When you will be unable to eat, live or pay taxes. Without accepting the mark of the beast. The more we entrust Our Lives to this digital abstract world we're so setting ourselves up for nightmarish madman to get control and rule you sheep

Anonymous said...

Wow! Get out of your parents basement much??

Anonymous said...

I hope there is a very large class action suit against Microsoft for all the shenanigans regarding the forcing of Win. 10 on Windows users. They have been totally obnoxious and unrelenting. NO, I don't want Win. 10 and most of my colleagues, family and friends don't want it either.

Anonymous said...

It forced installed on my pc and my neighbors pc. I kept selecting either no or the x, one time I had no choice but to choose later, and it decided when later was.

It also installs the browser "edge" which is garbage.

Apple time, I have had my fill with Microsoft. Good for her, I am glad she sued

Anonymous said...

IOS is much much better than anything Microsoft ever created.
Simply a better machine.

Anonymous said...

I quit using windoze years ago.
There is a very good option-- Linux. It's very secure and it's free.
Poeple all over the world have been held captive by Microsoft and many of us decided to do something about it.
That's how linux came about. A large community of people dedicated to an alternative solution, and to make it available for free so everybody can use it..
I use PCLinuxOS, which is very good. There are many other 'flavors' or distributions.
Linux Mint is the most popular.

Set yourself free. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

It pays to be smarter than the equipment you're using!

Anonymous said...

Hijacking your computer should be illegal as well as unwanted popups because they also temporarily control your computer.