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Microsoft is facing two more lawsuits over the company’s questionable Windows 10 upgrade tactics. Both suits are seeking class-action status.

The first suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Florida. It alleges that Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade prompts “violated laws governing unsolicited electronic advertisements,” as reported by The Seattle Times. The suit also says Microsoft’s tactics are against the Federal Trade Commission’s rules on deceptive and unfair practices.

The second suit was filed in June in Haifa, Israel alleging that Microsoft installed Windows 10 on users’ computers without consent. Microsoft already paid out a $10,000 award in a previous U.S. suit over similar circumstances.

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Pardon me while I chortle with glee! I'm just waiting for the mass tort shylocks to latch onto this.
     
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So be it !
No sympathy - hope they get hit hard , very , hard !
Go the lawyers and all that !
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Win10 is great, everyone should upgrade wink.gif
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Step on people's toes, get slapped. Its how it goes, eh Microsoft?
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I have W10 on all my Windows devices because it simply beats the ever living crap out of W7 and W8.1, but if I can get a few dollars... Not going to complain lol.

   
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I have W10 on all my Windows devices because it simply beats the ever living crap out of W7 and W8.1, but if I can get a few dollars... Not going to complain lol.
It's a pretty decent OS, but it removes some control from the user, which is not ideal for me. I've found administrative settings changed after updates, making me have to go and redo them. That never happened with win7. I hope this lawsuit prompts MS to change the way updates are deployed.
    
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They've basically changed the way major updates are deployed.

 

In effect, the OS is pretty much reimaged, which explains why some settings change after major updates (say, patch 1511)

   
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They've basically changed the way major updates are deployed.

In effect, the OS is pretty much reimaged, which explains why some settings change after major updates (say, patch 1511)

Which is a massive downside in my opinion. Aside from the settings getting reset, it means that in the future they'll be able to overhaul the UI at their whim and completely change everything like what happens to XBOX dashboards. People who like the old layout are SOL. Although in windows 10's case, the UI is such a mess at the moment it can really only get better.
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Epic win. May M$py be totally crushed in court.

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