Woman sues Microsoft over Windows 10 auto-upgrade, wins $10,000

by Radu Tyrsina
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Microsoft may have just learned from its errors after a woman managed to walk away with $10,000, all courtesy of the software giant. The company did not give her this money out of the kindness of its heart, but only because it was sued and Windows 10 is the main culprit here, as expected.

The woman, who goes by the name, Teri Goldstein, sued Microsoft after her PC automatically upgraded to Windows 10 without her consent. According to Goldstein, she had not heard about Windows 10 before the upgrade, which means she had no idea of the horrors she was going to experience.

As it happens, Goldstein claims that after the upgrade, her computer began to act weird and crash on a regular basis, according to a report from the Seattle Times. It even performed slower than usual, and since the computer in question is her work machine, this caused Goldstein to lose money, well, according to her.

Before filing a suit, however, Goldstein reached out to Microsoft but without avail. We’re not sure what was discussed, but clearly, nothing worked. We should point out that Microsoft attempted to appeal the ruling, but threw it all out the door last month.

From what we have gathered, this is the first time someone has successful sued Microsoft and won a case relating to Windows 10 and its force upgrade ways. This is a problem for the software giant because it opens the door for others to do the same, and we all know how such a thing could turn out.

The Windows 10 force upgrade is not as bad as it once was due to changes Microsoft has made and is continuing to make. The giant from Redmond had gotten too desperate to have Windows 7 and Windows 8 users upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible, and now it is paying the price for its hubris.


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