Microsoft is hitting all-time new lows that are a gross privacy invasion to those of us on Windows 7 and 8.
Today, my machine automatically updated to Windows 10 while I went away for 15 minutes, even though I did not ask to install it. Turns out Microsoft just installed new vicious malware to take over your OS and install it without your knowledge or consent.
Here’s a way to repair and control them from changing your Operating System (OS)
FU MICROSOFT. FU.
But here’s the icky part: The redesigned GWX pop-up now treats exiting the window as consent for the Windows 10 upgrade.
So after more than half a year of teaching people that the only way to say “no thanks” to Windows 10 is to exit the GWX application—and refusing to allow users to disable the pop-up in any obvious manner, so they had to press that X over and over again during those six months to the point that most people probably just click it without reading now—Microsoft just made it so that very behavior accepts the Windows 10 upgrade instead, rather than canceling it.
And if you don’t find that small link to reschedule or cancel the Windows 10 upgrade—or, say, if the pop up appears while you’re away from your computer—your system will begin the process at the scheduled time. In other words, your PC can potentially upgrade to Windows 10 without you asking it to or explicitly approving the upgrade.
That’s gross, too.