Microsoft is finally rolling out its mobile upgrade of Windows 10, and the rollout is expected to occur by the end of March. The roll out is actually an upgrade for those who run Windows 10 on their mobile devices, and it had originally been scheduled for roll out in February.
Venture Beat reported that the rollout had originally been scheduled for January as a separate upgrade from the service update that occurred. Had the update occurred in February, it would have been bundled with the service update, and mobile users could have updated their Windows 10 on their devices in one step. Since Microsoft is passively rolling out this upgrade in Windows 10, mobile users will need to manually do the update in order to completely update their system to the latest patches and security updates.
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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 upgrade to an optional upgrade for all users and will discontinue offering the upgrade for free. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who have previously decided to skip the new upgrade will now be required to pay for it. If computer users decide to accept the upgrade, they have 31 days to roll it back to their previous operating systems if they decide they no longer want to use Windows 10.
Microsoft has been accused of forcing computer users to accept the Windows 10 upgrade, as the software was being originally downloaded to users’ systems without their consent. Windows 10 also caused a lot of controversy because the security settings left a lot to be desired and the software was recording users’ keystrokes. This can be corrected by changing the privacy settings within Windows 10 to avoid having Microsoft track computer movements.
The Guardian reported that a lot of users were still complaining that the Windows 10 upgrade is still being downloaded without their consent. Users also said that the upgrade was being automatically installed without their consent. Computer users have the option of changing the Windows Updates settings on their computers in order to prevent the upgrade from being downloaded and then installed.
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Microsoft has repeatedly denied on social media all claims that they are trying to force users to accept the Windows 10 upgrade. The upgrade was recently changed from optional to recommended, meaning that the software would not download and install without the users’ consent. A Microsoft spokesperson said that Microsoft was simply trying to make the upgrade process more simple for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.
“We shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. As stated in that post, we have updated the upgrade experience to make it easier for customers to schedule a time for their upgrade to take place. Customers continue to be fully in control of their devices, and can choose to not install the Windows 10 upgrade or remove the upgrade from Windows Update by changing the Windows Update settings.”
Microsoft also said that the reports of users being forced to upgrade to Windows 10 were highly inaccurate. They suggested that some users may have accidentally accepted the recommended upgrade.
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