It’s no secret that Microsoft wants users to upgrade to Windows 10. It is a free upgrade within the first year, and more users adopting the platform is what they are after. Well, according to a report from Forbes, Microsoft is being really, really shady about how they try to get you to upgrade.
It seems that some users have discovered that Microsoft had attempted to secretly install Windows 10 on the computers of Windows 7 and 8 users without their knowledge or consent. That’s just not cool at all.
It was discovered when the Windows Update log was pulled up and there were multiple errors in the attempts to install Windows 10. Microsoft has admitted this really happened but they have attributed it to a bug from an automatic update that the company had rolled out to users in August. According to them, there was a bug that triggered these failed installations, but Microsoft claims that this has now been fixed, which Forbes confirms.
This is not the first time we have heard a story about Microsoft claiming a bug prompted installations. Last month there was a glitch that would have installed Windows 10 on computers if users weren’t quick enough to notice. Seems pretty convenient to me. In any event, it is all out in the open now.