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Microsoft Will Start Force Upgrading Windows 10 For Some Users…. WTF?


Microsoft really won’t let forcing its users to run the versions of Windows it wants them to use go. Now they are apparently going to force feed Windows updates down their throats:

Starting this month, Microsoft will begin forcing some users to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1909 or version 2004 if they don’t update their PC manually. This is coming after Microsoft announced that it’s ending support for Windows 10 version 1903, including Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. If you’re on Windows 10 version 1903, you’ll be force upgraded to version 1909 later this month. If you’re on Windows 10 version 1909, you’ll be forcefully upgraded to Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update) by the spring of next year. If you’re still using last year’s Windows 10 versions, it’s better to attempt the upgrade manually.

While I will admit that that some people don’t keep up to date in terms of the latest version of Windows they should be running, some people make a choice to run a specific version of Windows because of the hardware or software that they run. Microsoft is effectively taking that choice away from users which I think is wrong. This is the sort of thing that sends people to Apple Stores to buy Macs in droves. Microsoft may want to keep that in mind and reconsider this move.

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