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In October 2015, Microsoft officials outlined a schedule for stepping up the company's push to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to move to Windows 10.

On February 1, Microsoft started making good on the promised push.

"As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place," said a company spokesperson.

What does that cryptic statement (delivered at 5 pm ET, right in the middle of the Google earnings call, by the way) actually mean?

It means today's the day Windows 10 moves to "recommended" status.

    For better or worse, it looks like Microsoft is ready to take the next step in pushing out Windows 10 to as many of their customers as possible.  Here's to hoping that those of us who are intentionally staying on Windows 7 or 8.1 and have used preventative measures will be left alone!
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post #2 of 176
"We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers"

or in less PR friendly wording

"We made it harder to evade upgrading; we're tired of waiting for you to do it of your own will"

I didn't realise anyone who wanted to was having any trouble initiating the upgrade. The incessant little pop-ups made it so easy to get Windows 10.
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We knew this was coming. I love how they say they are doing this to "help" their customers.

I bet if the numbers stay low they will move it into a security update within a couple of months.
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wouldn't be surprised if by next month it is a critical update
 
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I've had both windows update and BITS off since it snuck GWX in back in June/July.

...but GWX is shot on sight.

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Or I'll just continue to download and install when I deem necessary.

I'll just keep using my windows 7 operating system until it's done with and switch to Linux.

Probably have one more new computer before bowing out of gaming entirely.
    
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Finally! I've had this thing reserved for ages but just couldn't figure out how to install it. If their popup wasn't so confusing this never would have been problem for me in the first place.

I, for one, welcome my new operating system overlord.

/obligatory meme
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why are they pushing this so hard. i have a very bad feeling about this it wouldnt surprise me if they implemented micro transactions after everyone upgrades how else do you explain this kind of stuff
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Or I'll just continue to download and install when I deem necessary.

I'll just keep using my windows 7 operating system until it's done with and switch to Linux.

Probably have one more new computer before bowing out of gaming entirely.

I don't want Windows 10 at all and plan to stick with Windows 7 as long as possible, but I don't get bowing out of gaming entirely just because at some point you'll probably have to use it to get the full experience of future games... I mean, it is possible to run two different operating systems on the same computer and use one solely for gaming and the other for everything else...

Better yet, why not build two computers if you really want to separate everything. It's not like you need a workstation for Linux to surf the web.
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I don't want Windows 10 at all and plan to stick with Windows 7 as long as possible, but I don't get bowing out of gaming entirely just because at some point you'll probably have to use it to get the full experience of future games... I mean, it is possible to run two different operating systems on the same computer and use one solely for gaming and the other for everything else...

Better yet, why not build two computers if you really want to separate everything. It's not like you need a workstation for Linux to surf the web.

AAA games of late suck, and later when DX12 is mainstream it will require Windows 10. I have no need for Windows 10 now, as Windows 7 is still supported. When its not, Windows 10 will have a price tag.

Any game I play anymore is more than likely supported via linux so, why would spend additional funds on two machines when I can just play on one?

Only games I play anymore are Mass Effect and occasional Company of Heroes 2 which iirc one is already supported. Only game Im interested in is The Division, otherwise "everything else" is a non issue as Office can convert open office files quite easily.
    
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