Despite the numerous 3rd party applications that currently aren’t Windows 10 compatible, that doesn’t seem to bother Microsoft. They want everyone on Windows 10, and it seems like they aren’t willing to take no for an answer. Take for example their latest ploy. Instead of giving people the option to opt out of the Windows 10 upgrade by simply closing the nag-screen, as soon as you click the little red “X” in the top-right corner of the window, it approves the scheduled upgrade, and starts the download process thereby prepping itself for the install to take place in a couple days time.
Many users have already been through this experience, having found Windows 10 installed on their system. As per their recollection, they don’t remember authorizing the upgrade, but according to Microsoft’s Rules, by click the little red “x” in the corner of the nag window they actually gave Microsoft the green light to perform the upgrade.
However, there are a couple ways to combat this.
- Read all the fine print. Do not skip over anything. There is an option in reschedule and even cancel the upgrade, but you have to be vigilant.
- Download and install “GWX Control Panel” from Ultimate Outsider. Follow the on-screen instructions, and you can permanently prevent the Windows 10 upgrade from happening, until such time that you see fit.
As always, be vigilant, and make sure you read everything.
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