Microsoft to automatically upgrade some users to latest Windows version

31 Oct 2015


Microsoft will be automatically upgrading some users to the latest version of its Windows software, the software giant said.

Microsoft added, early next year it would start automatically downloading Windows 10 and installing the software to users of Windows 7 and 8.

The firm said in a blog post announcing the change, that its aspiration was for customers to choose Windows and to love Windows.

According to the firm, it would initially start offering Windows 10 as an 'optional' update.

"We will soon be publishing Windows 10 as an 'Optional Update' in Windows Update for all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers," it said.

"Early next year, we expect to be re-categorizing Windows 10 as a 'Recommended Update'.

"Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device.

"Before the upgrade changes the OS of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose whether or not to continue.

"And of course, if you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version if you don't love it.

Microsoft has promised to make Windows 10 available as an 'Optional Update', which users can get through Windows Update.

Although, Microsoft is yet to give a particular date, it said starting 'early 2016 Windows 10 will come as a 'Recommended Update'. On the basis of Windows Update settings, this would kick off the upgrade process automatically.

Users may note that in case they were on a metered connection, they might choose to turn off the automatic updates and later they could manually check for Windows Update and install all the 'Recommended' and 'Important' updates provided when they are on a non-metered connection.

It may be noted that Windows 10 will not automatically download updates on a metered connection as it contained several features for connection such as monitoring data usage by application and setting data usage quotas.

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