Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades. As Microsoft auto-upgrades more PCs to Windows 10, some users are complaining that they weren’t adequately notified.
Last October, Microsoft announced that it would reclassify Windows 10 as a “Recommended” update from older versions starting in early 2016, at which point many more users would get the upgrade without explicit permission.
First, users will receive a notification saying their PCs are scheduled to receive Windows 10 in the next three or four days. Users can click a small link to cancel or postpone the update, but simply closing the window will cause the notification to appear again one hour before the scheduled update time. If users don’t cancel or postpone within that timeframe, the update will begin automatically.
I’d better pay more attention: I just automatically close those windows.