News Microsoft's new little dirty trick

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    Microsoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10.

    Clicking the red cross on the right hand corner of the pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box.

    And this has caused confusion as typically clicking a red cross closes a pop-up notification

    The upgrade could still be cancelled, when the scheduled time for it to begin appeared, Microsoft said.

    The change occurred because the update is now labelled "recommended" and many people have their PCs configured to accept recommended updates for security reasons.

    This means dismissing the box does not dismiss the update.

    Brad Chacos, senior editor at the PC World website, described it as a "nasty trick".

    "Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love," he wrote.

    Microsoft said: "With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on 29 July, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows.

    "As we shared in October, Windows 10 will be offered as a 'recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'recommended' updates.

    "Customers can choose to accept or decline the Windows 10 upgrade."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36367221
     
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    Yeah, I changed that as soon as I heard about this shit.
     
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    I like my windows 10
     
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    mlaw and I love it. Runs like a dream.
     
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    Linux mint and windows 7 for a nigga :beer:
     
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    Had that happen the other day on one machine but declined it - Windows 10 may be ok but if it's that great Microsoft shouldn't have to resort to this type of tactic to get people to take the free upgrade.
     
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    Good. I want to see Microsoft be more aggressive. The company has been too patient with slow pokes. Look at how long they supported XP. You don't see Apple wasting time with people who don't want to change. Apple has always made people eat shit if they didn't want to upgrade. Legacy apps and hardware have been abandoned by Apple quite frequently. Microsoft needs to forget about charging for Windows. The free upgrade should extend to infinity.
     
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    Exactly what I said last week. Quit supporting old shit and pouring resources into it. Focus on 10 and make it solid and secure and shove it down their throats.
     
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    I didn't even get a notification and my OS automatically upgraded to Windows 10 today. I was away from the PC with the desktop open and when I came back Windows 10 had been installed.

    I think I got rid of everything now. I've stuck with Windows 7 forever. I heard that Windows 10 constantly and automatically distributes your information to Microsoft.
     
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