Microsoft returned the “close” button and the option to cancel the upgrade to Windows 10 after complaints from users

Users of the operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July 29. Some time ago, Microsoft began insistently recommend to switch to a new platform. Update center system was to automatically set the time Windows 10 installation, and simply closing the pop-up window with information about the installation meant not refusal, but consent to the surgery. From the beginning of June the users and not have to close the window to update.

If before pressing the x in the upper right corner of the window counted as consent by the user to install Windows 10, now Microsoft has removed even the illusion of failure from the update. If the screen displays a dialog box to update, the user leaves only two options: to install the update now or schedule a date.

Many users became the victims of their negligence and agreed to install Windows 10, reported that running the upgrade process is pretty hard to stop. According to one of the victims, he did not succeed, but subsequent attempts to roll back the system to Windows 7 led to the emergence of a “blue screen of death”.

After numerous user complaints about the new format updates to the OSes Microsoft has had to revise the interface notice.

“Since then, we have introduced a new way to upgrade to Windows 10, we received a lot of feedback from users. For some of them it was confusing, – said the head of Department of Microsoft on development of Windows Terry Myerson. We worked hard to change it according to your wishes. This week we will present a new format of the update notification options “update now”, the schedule and the option to refuse the renewal”.

To date, Windows 10 is installed on over 300 million devices, including PCs, tablets, smartphones and Xbox One. Microsoft expects that in two years the number of devices running Windows 10 will amount to one billion.

It became known yesterday that the California resident has sued Microsoft $10 000 for Windows automatic update. Windows 10 was automatically downloaded on to the computer an American, who worked on Windows 7, but when installing an error occurred. This led to the fact that the system was working very slowly and intermittently.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

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