MICROSOFT HAS DECIDED FOR YOU – WINDOWS 10, COMING READY OR NOT
Microsoft is pushing the roll-out of Windows 10 through a background automated download to users machines running Windows 7 and 8 set to accept automatic updates. They did this by tagging the Windows 10 Upgrade as ‘Recommended’ instead of ‘Optional’ within the Windows Update scheduler. Essentially this means anyone with Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 with automatic updates activated will download the update without being prompted beforehand.
NB: Do not be tempted to disable automatic Windows Update as the default. It is the best way to keep your computer protected against security threats.
IT Support believe that upgrading from Windows 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10 is a good idea. HOWEVER this will not be the case for everyone; Here are a few cautionary examples:
- If your machine is running application/s programmes that may be incompatible with Windows 10
- If you are running Windows 7 or older
- If you wish to manage the download because of disk space – the update will take up 3.5 – 6.5GB of space on your hard drive
- If you wish to manage the timing of your download due to slow internet speed or a limited data cap
- If you wish to delay the download so you have time to learn its new features and familiarise yourself with the new appearance
Download for free period ends 29 July 2016.
Whatever your reasons may be, if you wish to avoid the automatic download or at least control it .. GIVE US A CALL on 09 2813421.