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

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is that Microsoft will end the support of Windows 7 in the next couple of years, so you’ll have to use a completely outdated and unsafe OS, if you choose to stick with Windows 7.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and hardware is now being made for Windows 10, which further confirms the fact that Windows 7/Windows 8.1 will become outdated.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