Today Microsoft Starts the Most Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrade Campaign

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  1. Posts : 169
    Windows 10
       #40

    Mark Phelps said:
    The MS Win10 upgrade should work the same way -- be an easy-to-find option, but not repeatedly nag you, and certainly NOT force an upgrade on you just because you made the mistake of having automatic updates enabled!
    The legal environment as to software installations may play a role here.

    US law permits opt out, i.e. the enduser must uncheck a pre-checked box if he does not want the upgrade. This may explain in part why Microsoft acts so aggressively, it is a US-based company after all.

    Other countries have different laws, e.g. Canadian law prohibits opt out and requires opt in, i.e. the enduser must check an empty box if he wants the upgrade. I believe that most countries in the world are like Canada, i.e. requires opt in from the enduser.

    In any case, Microsoft has said a number of times including very recently, that it WILL ask for permission from the enduser before installing the upgrade, which also applies to endusers in the US.

    I think that in practical terms that means "don't be click-happy" when you see the GWX invite, and you should be able to refuse the upgrade, wherever you are on the globe.
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  2. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #41

    ¿More agresive? I mean... more? Woah.
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  3. Posts : 109
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #42

    Jody Thornton said:
    Yes you'd get a lot of it back. After installation, you're old Windows folder is placed in C:\Windows.old. After you know that the upgrade has gone smoothly and you're satisfied that you'll not need to downgrade, the "Windows.old" folder can then be removed.
    That 'bolded" part above.... I am happy with my Win 10, and have had no issues with it. So does that mean I can safely delete the entire "windows.old" folder to free up some disc space?
    And to delete that folder, can I just "right-click" + "delete" on that folder?
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  4. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #43

    Atomcrusher said:
    That 'bolded" part above.... I am happy with my Win 10, and have had no issues with it. So does that mean I can safely delete the entire "windows.old" folder to free up some disc space?
    And to delete that folder, can I just "right-click" + "delete" on that folder?
    You can delete it, sure. Best way is to run disk cleanup, take the option Cleanup system files and make sure the option to "delete old Windows installations" is ticked..

    You could right click and delete it but you'd have to take ownership and grant yourself authority first.

    If you do nothing it will disappear after 30 days or so anyway.
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  5. Posts : 109
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #44

    lx07 said:
    You can delete it, sure. Best way is to run disk cleanup, take the option Cleanup system files and make sure the option to "delete old Windows installations" is ticked..

    You could right click and delete it but you'd have to take ownership and grant yourself authority first.

    If you do nothing it will disappear after 30 days or so anyway.
    Thank you .. clear & concise answer to my question. Much appreciated
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  6. Posts : 1,096
    win 10
       #45

    Seems to be based on weakness and not strength as far as I see it. If they were so convinced of the greatness of w10 and their new updates system there would be no reason for this over the top pushing of consumers to adopt it.
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  7. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #46

    doorules said:
    Seems to be based on weakness and not strength as far as I see it. If they were so convinced of the greatness of w10 and their new updates system there would be no reason for this over the top pushing of consumers to adopt it.
    It's more based on the desire of MS to move people over to 10 so they can cut back on the current support for 7/8 so they can save money. With 10 they are saving money in development by having it the base platform for all of the products they support.

    But, it's a tad aggressive.
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  8. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #47

    BunnyJ said:
    It's more based on the desire of MS to move people over to 10 so they can cut back on the current support for 7/8 so they can save money. With 10 they are saving money in development by having it the base platform for all of the products they support.

    But, it's a tad aggressive.
    Agreed.
    In my opinion, MS is really pushing the whole "Hey people, the landscape is a changin', sh** or get off the pot" approach!
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  9. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #48

    Edwin said:
    Agreed.
    In my opinion, MS is really pushing the whole "Hey people, the landscape is a changin', sh** or get off the pot" approach!
    For me and most of us here it's not an issue since we're part of the insider program and are early adopters but for others this is an issue and I fully understand the frustration felt by them.
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  10. Posts : 148
    Windows 10 1607
       #49

    The remaining users of XP wonder what all the fuss is about...
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