It seems that Windows 10 updates bring more than just bug fixes and system improvements. There has been a huge wave of complaints lately regarding bloatware installs on Patch Tuesday. Many Windows 10 users reported that Microsoft forcefully installed various apps and programs on their computers after they hit the update button.
What’s even worse is that the operating system often blocks users from uninstalling bloatware, as one Windows 10 user recently confirmed. Thousands of users took it to Reddit to criticize Microsoft’s forced bloatware install strategy. As a matter of fact, there is one recent Reddit threat that has more than 1.2K comments and 23K upvotes where the OP complained about forced King games installs.
Long story short, many users confirmed that Microsoft installed King games on their computers after each and every update. Here are some of the game titles that users tagged as bloatware: Battle Royale, Bubble Crush, Candy Crush Saga, and more.
To get rid of all these unwanted games, users need to manually uninstall them after every update. Apparently, all Windows 10 versions are affected by this problem, including Windows 10 Pro:
Fu***** hell, even this crap happened to my work PC, and it’s running Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. It’s the version of Windows 10 that MS made specifically for business and enterprise-level machines and yet they still plug this shit in there. […] it still annoys me how Microsoft sneaks in unwanted games on my Windows 10 Pro installation (even my PC at home running W10 Pro is affected infected).
The whole story quickly brought back the Windows 7 vs. Windows 10 debate. Users nostalgically said they used to feel Windows 7 was theirs entirely as they could turn off updates without any problem. On the other hand, Windows 10 feels like it’s Microsoft half lending them something while they hold the other half. It seems that every once in a while, Microsoft likes to remind users that the OS doesn’t not actually belong to them.
What’s your take on this forced Windows 10 game install story? Do you think Microsoft will ever stop installing bloatware and unwanted apps on users’ computers? Let us know in the comments below.
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