Windows 10 becomes ‘recommended’ update and gets pushed

On February 1st, Microsoft began its push on windows 10, changing it from an optional update, to a ‘recommended’ one.

The push comes as part of a promise Microsoft made in October of 2015, outlining its plans to push Windows 10 to customers and try and reduce the lowering numbers of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users.

Microsoft is still keeping its 31 day roll-back period for people who dislike the operating system.

Microsoft in October 2015, claimed that 110 million devices have been moved onto the operating system using their reservation system, where customers needed to ‘reserve’ their upgrade to Windows 10, then some time later would be given a notification telling them their upgrade was ready to download.

Microsoft have stated that ‘depending on your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device’, going on to clarify ‘Before the upgrade changes the OS [operating system] of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose whether or not to continue’.

It was said that if the device was using a ‘metered connection’, and Windows could pick it up, Windows 10 would not be automatically downloaded.

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