Many Windows users have complained about the aggressive Windows 10 update prompts that they are having to put up with. Some have even claimed that the update was installed on their machines without them knowing. A woman in Seattle made a similar claim and sued Microsoft for it, the company settled with her for $10,000. Following complaints, Microsoft has finally decided to change the aggressive prompt.
The initial upgrade prompts that Microsoft sent out for Windows 10 were easy to understand but the more recent prompts have been termed as deceiving.
Even if users dismissed the prompt by clicking on the red X button in the top right corner, the Windows 10 upgrade would schedule on its own anyway even for users who just didn’t want to upgrade to the new iteration of Windows.
Windows boss Terry Myerson acknowledges that the company has received feedback from customers who found the new upgrade prompts confusing which is why this week it’s going to roll out a new upgrade prompt that has clear options to either upgrade now, schedule a time to upgrade in the future, or decline the free upgrade altogether.
As you can see in the image posted above the prompt has a clear “Decline free offer” option and just dismissing it by clicking on the red X won’t automatically schedule the update.
It’s not like users will have to put up with these prompts for long given that the free Windows 10 upgrade offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users ends on July 29th, 2016.