Microsoft allegedly installing Windows 10 without users consent

We all know that Microsoft has been pitching Windows 10 aggressively and now it seems that it is pushing the envelope a bit too far. Redditors have reported that Windows 7 computers are being automatically updated to Windows 10 without user’s consent. It seems that this update is designed to take place even if your hardware doesn’t support Windows 10.


The modus operandi of this ordeal seems to be pretty straight forward, except for the fact that you would not come to know about the same until the following message is flashed on your screen:

“Your update is ready! Restarting and installing in 13 minutes”.

The worst is yet to come. The “Decline” button is hidden in the More info button.

Another theory that can explain these incidents is that Microsoft is offering the Windows 10 as an Recommended update – which means that while installing patches the new OS might be selected by default, but that being said it would still prompt the users for a consent. The automatic update seems to be happening on both Windows 7 Home and Pro versions. Microsoft has refuted the claims earlier and had said that whatever might be the case it would always ask for user’s consent.

In case you have been a victim of the forced download fret not, as the Windows 10 will allow you to rollback from Windows 10 in the first 30 days to the previous OS. This entire episode would also serve as an eye opener for the users to check the updates before they install who knows Microsoft might have an Easter egg.

Read the full thread on Reddit.

On a related note you can also check out our guide on how you can make Windows 10 notify you before downloading an update.

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Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.


  1. Robert King

    microsoft self destruction

  2. Windows 'Aero'-smith

    Checking the pic… Dude looks like a lady

  3. kamlesh pd

    Microsoft is creating anarchy by forced up gradation. Pro window10 punters are misleading the customers by declaring. window10 superior to Window 7.MS by creating anarchy is also preparing Waterloo, watch the grand finale.

  4. Foghat

    He’s just a fool for the city.

  5. Pat Somas

    I agree. Use Linux… you are better off in the long run.

  6. ILDM

    Microsoft is no longer relevant. Office is a big piece of bloated junk, Windows 10 is spyware, and their server products are unreliable and buggy. You now have an idiot CEO that should be tried for war crimes, then permanently deported. ILDM.

  7. Nathan

    Actually you should be grateful to these people. Thanks to them your economy is still afloat and your can sip your Pepsi in comfort.
    I think I have seen your comments elsewhere. Btw does ILDM mean Indian Lives Don’t Matter? If that is the case, would you consider your comment racist?

  8. Ian Collins

    Hang on there a mo’ Pat, just what are you agreeing with? MS are creating anarchy? Really? Maybe it’s that they are preparing Waterloo? Just what does that mean? I’ve often considered Linux, but are there any decent video editing programs available that are compatible with Linux?

  9. Meecrob

    NDM – Nathan don’t matter.

  10. Gilgamesh

    Mahit is feeling Fabulous!

  11. Nathan from Bagalore

    Nathan is from Microsoft Customer Support in Bangalore. So he asks; “Did I provide you with excellent customer service?” Of course, the answer is no because nobody can understand a word he says.

  12. Smellah

    He feels pretty, oh so pretty…

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