This is frustrating. Like one of the previous posters I run Windows 10 on a new machine and any future machines I will of course run Windows 10. But my older machine I wish to keep Windows 7 on it. I like it and see no reason to change a perfectly functioning machine. There are various compatibility reasons I wish to keep a Windows 7 machine within the household too.
Disk space is marginal on it so how much am I going to lose to this compulsory download that I don't even want?
As they are not making it obligatory to upgrade, just the nag nag....difficult to see how action could be taken....they have given a final support date for each O/S, so ignoring the nag nag is the only solution if you wish to continue using 7/8.1 O/S,s.
I have using windows 10 now for about 2 months and all I have had is one problem after another and my opinion is that Microsoft has idiots for programmers, because I don't think that they even tested windows ten. Anytime you write a new program or even updates for an exiting program you need to test the program or test the update for a program. I am going to reload Windows 7 and find a way to get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade icon that they put the task bar. In my opinion Microsoft has gotten worse with every os they have come out with since Window XP. I am just ranting know so I will stop, enough said.
And this is a description of Microsoft's Nag tactics.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Here is a Real-Life example of why the W-10 Upgrade process will not be free for many.
CerTec Software is a major supplier of Point of Sale (POS) to the small business community. In many situations even a planned upgrade will result in some costs whereas an unplanned upgrade could be devastating.
From CerTec Support:
CerTek can assist you, but the is not a free service since it is not a requirement for Artisan nor are there any Artisan specific advantages. Unless you have a PREMIUM Support plan, we will bill you (hourly) for time spent to get you up and running again. Please expect $100-$200.
I have a device which works fine in Windows 8.1, but crashes in Windows 10, due to lack of drivers from the manufacturer.
How would being more intelligent (apart from knowing how to revert to 8.1, although that's knowledge rather than intelligence) help me with my driver issue?
The people who like Windows 10 are basically those who got lucky with drivers - which is admittedly a lot of people, and I have a computer which works fine in Windows 10.
But to foist Windows 10 on people when the driver support isn't there is unreasonable behaviour by Microsoft.