Microsoft Makes Windows 10 a Recommended Update for Windows 7/8.1

by Ivan Jenic
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Here we are again with another story about how Microsoft plans to deliver Windows 10 on as many devices as possible. A lot of people agree that Microsoft uses too aggressive methods for achieving this goal, but Microsoft doesn’t seem to be paying attention to these accusations, as the company continues with its aggressive approach.

Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade is now a recommended update

The most recent action Microsoft took is delivering Windows 10 upgrade as a recommended update on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 PCs. Microsoft actually didn’t make any official statement about this decision, but one reddit user pointed it out, and knowing Microsoft’s recent activities, we tend to believe him.

Although Microsoft didn’t say a word about the change head of the operating systems group at Microsoft, Terry Myerson, hinted this change in October last year. He said that Microsoft will start to offer Windows 10 as a recommended update in ‘early 2016.’

“Early next year, we expect to be re-categorizing Windows 10 as a ‘Recommended Update.’ Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device,” Myerson explained.

“Before the upgrade changes the OS of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose whether or not to continue. And of course, if you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version if you don’t love it.”

Even though Microsoft is putting an enormous effort to convince people to upgrade to Windows 10, a lot of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (but mainly, Windows 7 users) still don’t want to switch the operating system, and a lot of experts find Microsoft’s ‘push’ to have a negative effect.

What do you think about Microsoft’s methods? Do you still want to stick with your old Windows, or you think the time for upgrade has finally come? Tell us in the comments.

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