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These threads are tedious and we've heard all the complaints ad nauseam. Having said that, I admit that I don't understand why MS is doing it this way. I understand the goal, but it's very short sighted and they're burning a lot of bridges with a lot of people. If MS keeps this up, they will NOT be the dominate OS. People will eventually get tired and move on. Perhaps that's exactly what needs to happen. That's my point; for those with such strong convictions about it, with an almost a vitriolic hatred of everything MS, maybe they should move on. Put their money where their mouth is, so to speak. That's all.
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This is just getting really annoying and sad with the forced upgrades.
I just don't get why instead of doing this forcing people against their will, make windows 10 into an OS that people WANT to use.
This is coming from a windows 10 user.
Can't they get in legal trouble in some way?

"10. Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver if You Live in (or if a Business Your Principal Place of Business is in) the United States.

We hope we never have a dispute, but if we do, you and we agree to try for 60 days to resolve it informally. If we can’t, you and we agree to binding individual arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), and not to sue in court in front of a judge or jury. Instead, a neutral arbitrator will decide and the arbitrator’s decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA. Class action lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private attorney-general actions, and any other proceeding where someone acts in a representative capacity aren’t allowed. Nor is combining individual proceedings without the consent of all parties. “We,” “our,” and “us” includes Microsoft, the device manufacturer, and software installer."
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EU Commision would have to put them for trial for abusing monopoly position
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A new OS is now deemed 'malicious'? rolleyes.gif Sorry, I'm not exactly a fan of the way MS has been going about the upgrades but it's not exactly a hidden surprise for anyone that even remotely keeps up in the pc world or even general news for that matter. It seems like there is a Win10 headliner every week complaining about something ridiculous as always.

That said, this is the organization's fault completely. No sympathy card from me on this. Money must not be a big issue if they aren't monitoring the clear data usage issue potential.
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If my company is concerned about money and has data caps you bet someone would be atleast remotely paying attention to it. Linux is the better option for their needs. In fact, it surprises me a non profit organization is even using windows in the first place. I'm sorry but what are they doing that even a basic build of lubuntu wouldn't cover and be faster/more resource efficient at?

I swear, some people forget that Microsoft has actual employee's to pay and isn't this company that just gives windows for free. I'm hardly a defender of microsoft but some people just don't open their eyes. No one is forcing you to use it. Yes, it may be the easiest of options but guess what, the best option isn't always free. This is why any pc I work on that is older or something I don't want to put a ton of money into get's either lubuntu or ubuntu depeing on it's specs.
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If my company is concerned about money and has data caps you bet someone would be atleast remotely paying attention to it. Linux is the better option for their needs. In fact, it surprises me a non profit organization is even using windows in the first place. I'm sorry but what are they doing that even a basic build of lubuntu wouldn't cover and be faster/more resource efficient at?

Maybe they just bought a computer in a store and that's what they come with?



Anyway, these stories are getting old.

People who paid for their copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 should just give up part of the money they spent on it and their rights for the full 10 year support period in order to avoid the unethical, pushing the limits attitude, assuming you're an IT guy to confidently configure the registry in the Home version or frequent forums or tech sites to know about GWX Control Panel or Never10 because Microsoft, in all of the numerous republishings of KB3035583 over the months never bothered to put a close-and-don't-come-back-aka-no-thanks button on the GWX nagware and assumes that it's perfectly legitimate to include as an update to Windows 7 and 8.1 not an update to those OSes, but an entirely new OS, with a new EULA, just because it's free, free as in you're the product, so shut up and enjoy it now, it's an order.


Some people's attitudes to defend Microsoft's behaviour can be even more outlandish than anything that can come out of Redmond at this time.
 
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Its not Microsoft's fault. User error and computer illiteracy allowed those updates to be installed. They could have disabled them on their Windows 7/8 Computers very easily.
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Its not Microsoft's fault. User error and computer illiteracy allowed those updates to be installed.


I disagree.Microsoft's shady practices allowed it.The way it was implemented.

The update should have been a manual download and install,in my opinion.
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I disagree.Microsoft's shady practices allowed it.The way it was implemented.

The update should have been a manual download and install,in my opinion.

Nothing Shady about Windows Updates. Only Computer illiterate users making Microsoft look bad. You can set it up as manual download and install. The NPO is 100% to Blame for breaching their caps.
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