Microsoft Now Delivers Windows 10 as a Recommended Update for Windows 7/8.1

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by Ivan Jenic
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A couple of days ago, we noticed that Microsoft started to offer Windows 10 as a ‘recommended’ update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This was actually noticed by users, as we didn’t have any official statements from the company, but now, Microsoft finally made its push of Windows 10 as a recommended update official.

Windows 10 still not a required update

Microsoft is very aggressive when it comes to convincing users to upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10. A lot of people didn’t even notice it, but the company prepared a couple of ‘push phases’ of upgrading to Windows 10, in order to make as many users to upgrade, as possible.

At first, only users who indeed wanted to move on to Windows 10 were able to upgrade, via Get Windows 10 feature; next, Microsoft started to offer Windows 10 as an optional update, and now, the company offers it as a recommended update.

Although Windows 10 is now a recommended update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, it is still not a required one, though. It probably won’t ever become a required update, because Microsoft doesn’t want to directly force people to upgrade, but since the company will use even more aggressive methods, and the majority of new hardware will stop to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, users simply won’t have any other options.

However, a lot of people strongly disagree with Microsoft’s policy of forcing people to upgrade to Windows 10, and if you’re one of them, there’s a way to block ‘Windows 10 recommended update’ on your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer, but since Microsoft will probably come up with a new ‘suggestion,’ we’re not sure how long this method will stay effective.

What do you think of Microsoft’s push to deliver Windows 10 even to those users who don’t want it? Are you one of them? Tell us in the comments.