Another faux pas hits Windows 10
October 23, 2015 Leave a comment
Seems that Microsoft was in hot water again with Windows 10. As you know by now, privacy issues have been a big part of a backlash with Windows 10. Add to that is the binaries for Windows 10 [assuming there are no issues with your system] were downloaded without consent.
Can you imagine what someone who’s using a slow connection or have an upload/download quota discover their month’s quota was used up without their knowledge?
To add to the fun, after the recent Patch Tuesday, by default the option to upgrade to Windows 10 was checked off. So if you weren’t looking, your system could be upgraded. [Of course this would happen if the updates aren’t installed automatically but you initiate.]
So Microsoft released this statement:
As part of our effort to bring Windows 10 to existing genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers, the Windows 10 upgrade may appear as an optional update in the Windows Update (WU) control panel. This is an intuitive and trusted place people go to find Recommended and Optional updates to Windows. In the recent Windows update, this option was checked as default; this was a mistake and we are removing the check.