Microsoft Faces Two Lawsuits Over Windows 10 Upgrade Policy

It turns out people don’t like it when a new OS pushes itself onto their PCs without their consent!

Posted By | On 29th, Jul. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Microsoft had made it their mission to upgrade everybody in the world to Windows 10 during the first year of Windows 10’s existence, while it was a free upgrade- whether the users themselves wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 or not was not something they were concerned with. Using increasingly misleading and duplicitous wording, they managed to push Windows 10 on a lot of users who either were not prepared for an OS upgrade and all that it entails, or simply did not want it. Those people were pissed.

And now, those people are apparently suing Microsoft. There are two new lawsuits against Microsoft as a result of their aggressive upgrade policy- the first suit, filed in Florida, alleges that Microsoft “violated laws governing unsolicited electronic advertisements, and that their tactics were against the FTC’s rules on deceptive and unfair practices.” The second suit, meanwhile Israel, alleging that the OS installs itself on users’ PCs without their consent.

Microsoft, on their part, are maintaining that these lawsuits will fail, and that upgrading to Windows 10 is a choice, not a requirement. On my part, I am inclined to disagree with Microsoft- to put it mildly.

[PCWorld]

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  • Starman

    This applies only to stupid ppl … How it was forced , I don’t get it …unless you’re just plain stupid…..

    • d0x360

      Well that’s the thing…most people are computer stupid. People who aren’t might not like how Microsoft has become more heavy handed with updates but they kinda had to.

      There are millions and millions of windows machines that go unpatched forever. These machines are security risks, they get turned into botnets and do harm to others on the internet.

      So I fully understand Microsofts approach and if there is anyone to blame its all the users who are too stupid to patch their systems which is insanely easy from win xp onward.

  • d0x360

    Ready? Auto install updates set to off, problem solved.

  • Michael

    Lol…. we all know this journalist disagrees with Microsoft. He constantly reminds us how he dislikes them every other day. Can we please get some that’s worth reading for a change.

    • Doggystyle

      But yet and still, you keep coming back here to hate on him hating on Microsoft. Stupid is as stupid does.

    • Michael

      You just described yourself, pony. Go back to pony land.

  • Doggystyle

    “Never10” software. Get it.

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  • -youjustgotburned-

    Microsoft is stepping on fire if all this is true.

  • Mr Xrat

    LOL


 

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