Originally Posted by pcguru000
The thing I don't understand is how Windows updating is any different than getting the latest version of Chrome or Firefox or your Virus scanner....
Also the notion that these machines just magically update themselves is also false- if you just turn off updates everything works fine- we have multiple Windows 7 machines that i'll be updating eventually but not right now- if you don't know how to turn off updates then frankly you should be getting them anyway.
Microsoft is obligated to keep providing Windows 7 with security updates until January 15, 2020. Basically they're breaking their own terms of service by telling people to turn updates off in order to keep their current OS.
Microsoft broke standard practice, telling people to now turn off updates is wrong, it puts computers at risk and shows that Microsoft is trying to harm the existing OS, which many people need for compatibility reasons and rely on for their livelihood.
Really what they're doing is fraudulent, they've effectively broken an existing product in order to coerce people into moving to a completely different license agreement. The only reason you're never going to see anyone take them to court over it is the loose terms that you find in any modern EULA.