Microsoft accused of forced app installs to push Windows Enterprise adoption

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read
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We recently reported that a commercial PC upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10 every 0.98 seconds. Indeed, it appears that enterprise users are not as reluctant to upgrade their systems compared to home users who would do anything to avoid upgrading their systems.

Unfortunately, the storm is not over yet for Microsoft. Many users accused the tech giant of unfair practices aimed at convincing users to migrate to Windows Enterprise.

More specifically, users suggested that Microsoft deliberately installs Windows Store apps on their corporate systems in order to force them to sign  Enterprise agreements.

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Interestingly enough, many Twitter users reacted to this post and agreed with the OP.

Windows 10 initially shipped with a way to turn-off forced app installs, but they removed it in the Anniversary Update, to force businesses to purchase Windows 10 Enterprise licenses.

Other users added that Microsoft’s app install strategy is the exact reason why they still run Windows 7 Pro. Indeed, this old OS is less secure than Windows 10, but users prefer it over the latest OS versions because they don’t have to pay anything extra.

This is not the first time that users have accused Microsoft of using dishonest practices to convince them to upgrade to a particular Windows version.

As a quick reminder, Windows 10 Anniversary Update triggered a huge wave of complaints regarding forced updates. Many users even sued Microsoft for installing Windows 10 on their computers without their consent.

It took Microsoft two years to finally admit that it had used unfair upgrade practices, but promised it would never resort to such strategies.

The company has yet to issue any comments about the recent accusations coming from Enterprise users.

What do you think about this situation? Do you agree with users’ opinion? If you’re an Enterprise user, tell us if you’ve noticed any issues similar to those that other users reported on Twitter.

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