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    Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions

    Read more: Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions over lost data and damaged PCs | ZDNet
    Brink, Mar 26, 2017

  2. It is about time and wait till people, who are not allowed updates on Windows 8, step in as well.


    TairikuOkami, Mar 26, 2017
  3. Why can google get my location right and Windows 10 Can't ???

    I agree Windows 10 is a hunk-of-junk. They've got nerve forcing millions of hours of work on people trying to fix the unfixable. No wonder they gave it away for free. Retailers would be suing them right and left when the returns quickly became an avalanche.
    Jon Baker US=FTC, Mar 26, 2017
  4. Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions

    Issue with notification to upgrade to Windows 10

    Original title: Windows 10 Upgrade

    Microsoft should be sued!! Right in the middle doing some Astrophotography on Windows 8.1 they decide they OWN my machine and they OWN whether or not I upgrade to Windows 10!!!

    Who the !@$% does this company think they are??

    It's MY machine. I will decide when and how I upgrade not them!!!
    Ron Bokleman, Mar 26, 2017
  5. The only problem i had with Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 was with Avg Internet Security and Avg Zen...when pc re-booted ...some weird Avg command prompts appeared ...I could not get my pc back to i could not see anything..i had pay a IT techie to sort my pc.out.He said i was not the only person who had problems with Avg Internet Security and Avg Zen and Windows 10..there was incompatibility issue concerning some drivers.
    I don't use Avg anymore as i found my present one ..Bulldog Internet Security ..far better.
    treblefree, Mar 26, 2017
  6. dencal Win User
    Would`nt mind betting M$ have covered themselves in their liabilities, conditions, on the use of their software, by which one must abide.
    dencal, Mar 27, 2017
  7. Well, I think its a pile of crap to put it nicely. The lawsuit NOT the O.S. . I've been installing and re-installing every Windows O.S. since 98 and haven't had anything near what these people say/claim they experienced. I've installed 10 on 3 different machines of my own and at least 15/20 times on family and friends machines with nary a problem. One of my machines was/is an old piece of crap Dell (not tested for or recommended for 10 as per Dell) and the only thing that was "broke" was Dell's "extra" touchpad driver.

    Some of the claimants seem to be either professionals or semi-pros in their fields who use their machines for work/business. Now I ask you , if you COUNTED on your machine for your bread and butter would YOU install a MAJOR upgrade to anything on that machine, ESPECIALLY an O.S. without BACKING UP?!?! I seem to remember also, that M.S. asked you to run the upgrade advisor too, but its been awhile and I'm a little hazy on that.

    Just looks like a money grab on a deep pocket source to me.
    indianacarnie, Mar 27, 2017
  8. Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions

    Did any of these people read the EULA? I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro x 64 and did not lose anything. I even went back to 7 using Macrium Reflect then went back to Windows 10. The one person took her device to The Geeks Squad..LOL..
    MS gives you a free OS and then these people try to sue them for a problem that they themselves probably caused.
    Josey Wales, Mar 27, 2017
  9. sygnus21 Win User
    How can one agree to something when one was never given a chance to disagree? I went to bed last night running Windows 7, I wake up in the morning with Windows 10. Where was my choice to agree or disagree concerning liabilities and conditions.

    That said, I run Windows 10 and I like it, but someone has to put the kibosh on Microsoft's overly aggressive tactics here. From that standpoint, I hope the suit succeeds. That said, I'm sure the loss (if it happens) will be passed on to consumers in some form.
    sygnus21, Mar 27, 2017
  10. Mystere Win User
    It's probably unlikely that they will win, but even if they do, $5 Million doesn't even register on MS's radar. They could settle it just because the legal fees of a suit would cost more. Of course, after the lawyers take their 50%, that leaves very little for the claimants...
    Mystere, Mar 27, 2017
  11. techyview Win User
    This ^

    We're going to end up paying for it one way or another. Who knows, maybe Cortana will turn into a monthly subscription *chuckle
    techyview, Mar 27, 2017
  12. sygnus21 Win User
    Not everyone runs the latest software or hardware compatible with a new OS. Thus when a new OS is "forced" on an unsuspecting user, and suddenly their programs and hardware no longer work, it's pure frustration. Especially if you've got deadlines or projects due. And not everyone is a PC expert so this can be even more frustrating, and time consuming in trying to get undone something you DIDN'T want... or ask for.

    And Just because something is free doesn't mean it can't be detrimental, especially if it doesn't work with your existing system. Imagine your critical piece of software/hardware suddenly no longer working as you wake up to a forced OS upgrade?

    And "backups" mean nothing in this instance (forced OS upgrade) if the program for said backed up data doesn't work because of a compatibility issue!!!

    And lastly, what do we always tell people before upgrading to a new OS besides backup?.... Make sure your software/hardware is compatible! A forced update basically nullifies that step.

    My two cents.
    sygnus21, Mar 27, 2017
  13. Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions

    Some comments I have picked up, they are sometimes more informative than the article itself.

    TairikuOkami, Mar 27, 2017
  14. TV2
    TV2 Win User
    I've had a hair across for a long time about the way MS delivers updates and upgrades in Windows update, with little to no choice on when or if you install them. More than once I have been stuck looking in horror at the "Please wait while we install updates" blue screen after I restart after making major configuration changes, unaware that updates were being installed.

    I can image many cases where real problems could occur if a major upgrade were to go on without being aware in time to prepare.

    We need more user control. Hide it deep in the bowels of the settings, but give those willing to look a chance!
  15. The whole idea Windows as service sounds neat, but Windows has even problems with normal updates.
    Upgrades happen about once a year, they should make a button, click here to agree to it and consequences.
    Once the user press the button, an advanced disk cleanup should perform, checking for drivers, apps, etc.
    TairikuOkami, Mar 27, 2017

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