Windows 10: Microsoft starts force-upgrading users to Windows 10 version 21H1

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    Microsoft starts force-upgrading users to Windows 10 version 21H1


    Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) has been around for two months now and it has been designated as a stable/safe update by the company. Starting this week, some device will be automatically updated to Windows 10 version 21H1 and users cannot skip the update.

    Microsoft has confirmed that it’s time for automatic updates for those still using Windows 10 version 2004. Windows 10 version 2004, which was released in May 2020, is going to lose support in December. Specifically, it gets its last update in the second week of December 2021.

    As you may be aware, devices are updated automatically only when you’re using a version of Windows that’s nearing the end of support, and that “force-upgrade” period starts about six months before the end of support. As Windows version 2004 support is set to end in December, automatic upgrades have now started for 2004 users today

    Starting this week, Microsoft is starting to automatically upgrading those on version 2004 to version 21H1 (May 2021 Update). Windows 10 version 21H1 is based on version 20H2, so it should be a quick and easy upgrade that you probably won’t even notice.

    “We are now starting a new phase in our rollout. Using the machine learning training we have done so far, we are increasing the number of devices selected to update automatically to Windows 10, version 21H1 that are approaching end of servicing. We will continue to train our machine learning through all phases to deliver a smooth update experience,” the company said.

    This also means, of course, that you’ll get another update “version 21H2” within the new few months.

    It’s also worth noting that Windows 10 version 21H1 is now available to “seekers” on version 2004 or higher, meaning that those who check for updates manually can get it now.

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    Microsoft Hit by First Successful Windows 10 Forced Upgrade Lawsuit

    Microsoft has been hit by the first successful lawsuit over its forced Windows 10 upgrade. The first of possibly many, Teri Goldstein from California, successfully sued Microsoft for $10,000 in damages and legal fees over its deceptively designed Windows 10 upgrade software, which automatically downloaded and upgraded her computer's Windows 7 installation almost without the consent of the user. She convinced the court that the upgrade made her computer slower, and that she lost business due to the upgrade process and the slowing down of her computer. Microsoft dropped its appeal and paid up.

    Microsoft is heavily criticized for the way it distributes its free Windows 10 upgrade for PCs with Windows 7 and Windows 8. What started out as an optional upgrade, quickly evolved into an almost unavoidable upgrade that forces itself upon the users, through clever design of the upgrade software's user interface. Microsoft recently changed Windows 10 upgrade into a "recommended update" for Windows 7/8, making users with auto-install for recommended updates discover that their machines have been upgraded almost without their consent. Could this be the first of many successful lawsuits over this issue at least in a precedent-driven American civil justice system?


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    Source: The Guardian, Many Thanks to revin for the tip.
     
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    Microsoft to push automatic Windows 10 upgrades in 2016

    "Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be automatically rolled out next year to all users of its older operating systems who have selected to receive updates.

    Until now, users of Windows 7 and 8 have needed to register to upgrade to Windows 10. But that's about to change: soon the OS will be listed as an 'Optional Update' and -- from 2016 -- a 'recommended' update that will automatically install itself, if users have opted to receive updates in that way.*Shadedshun :shadedshu:

    You can opt out of automatic updates to avoid this, but Microsoftsays that "we strongly discourage this in today’s connected world because of the constant risk of internet threats". You can also change your Windows Update settings to install critical updates but not recommended ones. Although it's still going to be possible to avoid installation, Microsoft seems quite determined for everyone to be using Windows 10 in near future.


    The roll-out of reserved updates was initially staggered but, according to Microsoft, now Windows "will automatically kick off the upgrade process once you have made a reservation".

    As an intermediate stage, Microsoft says that it will "soon" publish Windows 10 as an optional update, not installed by default, but accessible to all users.
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    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive...rade-to-be-rolled-out-automatically-next-year
     
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    Microsoft starts force-upgrading users to Windows 10 version 21H1

    Windows 10 to be Free Upgrade for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Users

    In what could be a fundamental shift in how Microsoft monetizes its flagship product, the Windows operating system, the company decided to offer its upcoming Windows 10 as a free upgrade for existing users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. This offer will be applicable only for the first year following Windows 10 launch (after which, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users will have to pay to upgrade to Windows 10). Windows 10 will see the return of the Start Menu, a productive Desktop environment, and cutting-edge new API features such as DirectX 12.


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    Source: The Verge
     
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