Analecta Cyber Company Blog: Microsoft will automatically offer upgrade to Windows 10

2015-11-17

Microsoft will automatically offer upgrade to Windows 10


Not long ago, the company “unintentionally” pushed through the Windows operating system update to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users. The company has also made it no secret that it plans to automatically deliver its Windows 10 system to Windows 7 and 8 users before next year.



The original Windows 10 roll-out plan involved reserving a copy of Windows 10 and then working your way through the upgrade process. But by next year, that will change.

1 billion customers

Microsoft officials have said repeatedly that their goal is to see 1 billion Windows 10 installations. In order to meet that goal, the company  plans to recategorize Windows 10 on its Windows Update service into a recommended update. This means the Windows 10 upgrade process will start automatically on thousands of devices.

By next year, the Windows 10 upgrade will involved the following steps:
It will start automatically once a user makes a reservation. Users will then be prompted to choose whether to continue. Users then have 31 days to decide if they want to roll back to the previous version of Windows.

In order to stop Windows 10 from downloading automatically, particularly for customers on metered or slow Internet connections, it’s possible to turn off the computer’s automatic updates.