When Windows 10 was released, there was a rush by the masses to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest operating system. In fact just last week it was reported that Windows 10’s market share in the operating system market is over 5%, pretty impressive given its relatively new status. However not everyone is rushing to upgrade, but apparently Microsoft doesn’t care.
According to a report from the Inquirer, one of their readers noticed that Microsoft had created a ~BT folder in his computer, which for those who unfamiliar is the staging area for Windows 10 and where the required files are downloaded into. What was particular about this case is that the user never once requested to reserve his copy of the operating system.
This would seem to suggest that Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 onto users, whether they want it or not. Of course it isn’t installing without their permission, but at the same time we can only imagine that the hefty download files are something that users on limited internet connections can’t be too happy about.
In a statement provided by Microsoft it reads, “For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they’ll need if they decide to upgrade.”