Microsoft has been conning Windows users for two months – Computerworld

Microsoft has been using a deceptive tactic to dupe Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users into upgrading to Windows 10 for at least the last two months, according to the company’s website.

An oft-revised support document that Computerworld cited in a May 16 story about Microsoft’s aggressive upgrade practices spelled out the workings of a pop-up notification that Windows 7 and 8.1 users had been seeing. The notification told those customers — primarily consumers, but also many small-to-mid-sized businesses — that the free Windows 10 upgrade had been pre-scheduled by Microsoft.

The same document also acknowledged that those who clicked the red “X” in the upper-right corner of the pop-up were approving the scheduled upgrade.

“If you click on OK or on the red ‘X’, you’re all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do,” the document stated.

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