Windows 10: Microsoft Set to Offer Upgrade to All Windows PC’s Next Year

Microsoft launched Windows 10 earlier this year and it has given amazing opportunity for its Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade their PC’s for free. It has got a tremendous outreach with more than 110 million devices have already switched to Windows 10 so far. Now, Microsoft seems becoming more aggressive with its latest announcement. It has announced that it will automatically upgrade the older versions of Windows 7 & 8 to its new release Windows 10. Beginning early 2016, this new upgrade will roll out as a recommended update for the Windows 7 and 8 users.

Windows 10 automatically downloaded on WIndows 7 8 PC

Microsoft announced in its blog post as, “Our aspiration is for customers to choose Windows, and to love Windows.” Currently, it just pops up a notification giving you the option to reserve an upgrade, so that you could then download or upgrade your Windows 7/8 to Windows 10. Earlier, the company said that Windows 10 will be an ‘optional’ update. From next year, it will no more look at your willingness to Windows 10 as Microsoft is planning to re-categorize Windows 10 as a ‘Recommended Update’.

Microsoft Automatically Pushes Windows 10 to Windows 7/8 Devices

“Over the coming months, probably by 2016, all the devices running Windows 7 and 8 will be automatically updated to Windows 10, said Terry Myerson,” Windows and Devices Group Executive Vice president. Microsoft said that it is a two-step process and it has firstly changed the update to “Optional”, which is its initial step. The second step is to bring Windows 10 to all the devices running the older version of Windows 7 and 8. The users with “automatic updates” enabled on their device will only have Windows 10 automatically downloaded without permission being requested.

Here is a solution for the users of Windows previous versions who are not willing to use Windows 10 on their devices. You could just turn off Automatic Updates to evade getting frequently tagged by notifications. Even if you upgrade your device to Windows 10 whether intentionally or by chance, you can always roll back to whatever version (prior version) of Windows you were running before within a month or 31 days.

Microsoft is also planning to initiate a pilot in the US, where users running pirated versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8 will be provided an opportunity to upgrade to genuine Windows 10 from the official Windows store or by entering an activation code just by “one click”. Microsoft seems to expand the initiative to other countries once it receives a positive response from the users.

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