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Look Out for Windows10 Updates in 2016

A little birdie told me -- no wait, it was an article by Woody Leonhard at -- that related that early in 2016, Microsoft intends to begin pushing automatic updates to Windows 10. The way the company will do this is via the automatic updates for current Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.

Microsoft is couching this approach as the logical way to make the Windows 10 upgrade easily available to people. Terry Myerson, a Microsoft fella, explained tWat soon after the first of the year, the Windows10 upgrade will be categorized as a "Recommended Update," something that if you've chosen "automatic updates" on your machine for Windows, may then happen automatically.

According to Myerson, before your machine/gadget would change to a different OS than what you've been using, you'll be given the option whether to continue to the Windows10 upgrade or keep what you have. This Microsoft fella says you can try Windows10 for 31 days, but if you don't like it, you can roll back to your previous OS.

Just keep a keen eye out for these impending changes if you aren't interested in changing to Windows10.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on November 3, 2015, 10:55 PM

Tht sounds basically like a good way to do it

Paulie wrote on November 3, 2015, 10:55 PM

Thanks for the information about Windows 10. Do you have it now and how is it operating?

VinceSummers wrote on November 3, 2015, 11:00 PM

Windows 8 was a disaster. Windows 10 is to fix that. There is nothing wrong with Windows 7. For that matter, I don't half mind Windows XP.

CoralLevang wrote on November 4, 2015, 5:26 AM

I have not installed Win10, though I downloaded it. Have you been running it?

melody23 wrote on November 4, 2015, 8:25 AM

My mums laptop upgraded automatically which is bad because she is a technophobe who had just learned how to use windows 8.

Oh and as for being able to roll back to a previous version of windows, that doesn't actually work. I tried desperately to go back because windows 10 is slower than 98 on dial up and couldn't do it so I enlisted the help of a friend who works in a computer store and he told me he has not been able to get a single computer to go back to the previous version it had.

markgraham wrote on November 4, 2015, 10:01 AM

That is how I got Windows 10 on my computer.

FourWalls wrote on November 4, 2015, 6:51 PM

I've put up with Microsoft's slow-as-molassas OS and intrusive updates (and I personally think the former is caused by the latter...I noticed that Windows 7 started getting incredibly slow after "system updates" once W10 was announced) too long. After reading the beta reviews of Windows 10 and the hard drive and memory space it would require I did exactly what I think Bill Gates wanted me to do: I bought a Mac. emoticon :grin:

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 9:48 PM

It probably is a great way for Microsoft to get more people on Win10, but if you're not someone interested in doing so, the writer at InfoWorld warns there will be frequent "nagging" reminders to do your update that as of now, no one knows how to get rid of.

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 9:49 PM

I updated/upgraded to Windows10 in July and have only hit one snafu along the way.

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 9:52 PM

I wrote this post mostly as a heads-up to those who aren't interested in changing to Windows10, that it would become a Recommended update sometime in early 2016 so that anyone who wanted to avoid it as an automatic update could take the necessary steps ahead of time.

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 9:55 PM

I installed it July when it became available as I had a new laptop and wanted to make the change early on rather than later. I hit a snag, I believe in September, but got that ironed out within less than 24 hours and haven't had a problem since. Like any previous version of Windows, I only use a few different things, so once I figured out how to access them, I was good to go, CoralLevang .

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 9:57 PM

That's distressing to hear, melody23 . Why promise something you're not going to provide? Microsoft must be desperate to get folks on Windows 10.

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 9:58 PM

I hadn't heard that, &AbbyG , but that sounds good to me.

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 10:00 PM

You got Windows 10 through your automatic updates? I read there were some people that happened to a couple of weeks ago -- were you one of them?

Feisty56 wrote on November 4, 2015, 10:01 PM

I do enjoy your spunkiness and sense of humor!

VinceSummers wrote on November 4, 2015, 10:09 PM

Yes. I believe I have those turned off (I am averse to automatic anything, unless it is completely reversible and has a manual override).

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markgraham wrote on November 4, 2015, 10:10 PM

Yes I was but maybe about a month or so ago.

Paulie wrote on November 4, 2015, 10:17 PM

Was it a big snafu? Would you recommend up grading and why or why not?

cheri wrote on November 4, 2015, 11:55 PM

That is something new for me. Thanks for sharing

melody23 wrote on November 5, 2015, 6:37 AM

I dont think I would have done the upgrade if it wasnt for the fact that I could go back. I then tried to go back and couldn't which was disappointing. If I could just get it to speed up it would be fine

RonElFran wrote on November 7, 2015, 3:14 PM

I'm still thinking about when to make the change to Win10 from Win7. I've wanted to wait to allow bugs to be ironed out, but haven't heard many complaints so far. So, I guess I'll do it soon.

Feisty56 wrote on November 7, 2015, 4:01 PM

I wrote about the only issue I've encountered thus far here: I had no issue with the upgrade itself -- it went smoothly. I cannot say I've found an advantage in Windows10, other than the fact I've done the inevitable upgrade and won't have Microsoft breathing down my neck to do so in the coming months.

Feisty56 wrote on November 7, 2015, 4:05 PM

The change to Win10 is going to be inevitable, and with Microsoft soon to be "strongly encouraging" the change, why not do it soon? Some people, depending on their devices will not be able to make the upgrade. For instance, my friend just bought a tablet on sale -- and found out inadvertently that it was on sale because it is unable to support Win10. I'm not sure how people like this will manage down the road.

marleysa wrote on November 8, 2015, 2:20 PM

Thanks for the condolences - much appreciated:) - about windows , luckily my stuff is not on auto updates.

MegL wrote on November 8, 2015, 3:36 PM

I do NOT want to change to Windows 10. I have the critical updates on automatic, these are for the security items but nothing else. Thanks for the warning. I will watch out for this.