Microsoft Wants you to ‘Upgrade now’ or ‘Upgrade Tonight’ to Windows 10

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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Ever since the release of Windows 10 and introduction of the ability to upgrade your current (Windows 7 and Windows 8.1) version of Windows, there’s a big fuss about the way Microsoft is trying to convince people to upgrade to Windows 10.

A lot of users who still don’t want to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 think that Microsoft is taking the advantage of the fact that it delivers updates to Windows users to force them to upgrade to Windows 10. And whether you like it or not, you have to admit that this is indeed true.

After introducing Get Windows 10 button (here’s how to easily remove it, by the way), and forcing users to download unwanted ‘preparation’ files (taking up to 5GB of space) for Windows 10, Microsoft now took one step further towards achieving its plat to force all Windows 7/8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10.

During this weekend, Microsoft updated Get Windows 10 app, as it now gives you only two options: “Upgrade to Windows 10 now” and “Upgrade to Windows 10 tonight.”

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There’s no way to dismiss this prompt, as there’s no option to defer the upgrade, you can only press the “X” button in the upper right corner, but it just minimizes the app. We’re writing about how people are complaining about Microsoft’s methods of convincing people to upgrade to Windows 10, but the majority of users thinks that Microsoft went too far with this one.

On the other hand, I have to say something in Microsoft’s defense. I personally don’t see why’s upgrade to Windows 10 such a big deal. Windows 10 is a great operating system, and it offers a lot more options that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 do. I know, I know, you’ll have to deal with a few occasional bugs, some troublesome updates, and you’ll basically loose the control over updates, but you’ll have to update your system to Windows 10 at some point, anyway.

First reason is that Microsoft will end the support of Windows 7 in the next couple of years, so you’ll have to use a completely outdated and unsafe OS, if you choose to stick with Windows 7. Next, all software and hardware is now being made for Windows 10, which further confirms the fact that Windows 7/Windows 8.1 will become outdated.

I know it seems unfair, but technology is advancing at the speed of light, and we simply have to follow it. It was all the same when you were supposed to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 10, but since Microsoft didn’t ‘force’ you to do so, it all felt different.

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“don’t see why’s upgrade to Windows 10 such a big deal. Windows 10 is a great operating system,”…

I don’t believe someone on a mainstream “help” website would make such an arrogant vain smarta*** comment. So many people have had to reinstall past versions, have lost whole programs, and generally not received the operating system promised to them, and/or tried to battle their way through major bug after bug.

To the vain one… many many people USE computers, not just muck around with fixes, a few games, and other nerdy stuff.

I for one have none of the main internal or “new” start window links except “occasionally” the so called news icon link. MAIL does not work or go past a blue window with a box for accounts but NOTHING happens. I used to use the internal MAIL of 8.1; now I can’t.

Right click context popups on start window don’t work at all. Not for inbuilt programs OR my many installed programs. The lefthand programs list takes 30-40 seconds of mouse key holding down to respond and then NONE of the links work. Cortana or whatever setup just refuses to react to anything.

And if I reinstall from scratch it apparently will delete everything from the hard drive. Unlike how the nerds who supposedly “test” this upgrade and obviously install very little on the machine – I have dozens+ programs installed and all worked acceptably in Win 8.1.

This version will assuredly end up with a name like “Windows Vista Clone” because so far it is even worse than Vista ever was. Apparently the head of win 8 development was sacked because of what he left off Win “8”. Well the person in charge of this v10 mess should comparatively be in jail.

I know plenty who are going to hang off for as long as possible before upgrading; hopefully to something entirely different by then.