optional-but-selected-by-defaultMicrosoft has been pretty aggressive with their push with Windows 10. We suppose this is to be expected and to a certain extent, their efforts have paid off with more than 75 million installations ever since its release. However it seems like they might have recently gotten a bit too aggressive.

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According to a report from ArsTechnica, it seems that some users on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 are claiming that Windows 10 has begun to automatically install itself on their computers. Now before you start freaking out about your privacy and whatnot, it seems that this issue is a bug that Microsoft has acknowledged.

Now you might have heard how Microsoft has automatically downloaded the necessarily files for users to upgrade to Windows 10 when they choose. However recently under the “Optional” updates for Windows, Microsoft has accidentally checked the box for the Windows 10 Upgrade. This means that when you’re installing your regular updates and because the optional box is checked when it shouldn’t, some users will start seeing the installation process begin.

Since user input will be required, you can rest assured that you won’t wake up to a brand new operating system. However if you are installing updates, you will want to uncheck the Windows 10 box under the Optional section. According to Microsoft, “In the recent Windows update, this option was checked as default; this was a mistake and we are removing the check.”

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