Windows 10: Microsoft Hides Windows 10 Upgrade Banners in Browser Security Patch

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  1.    10 Mar 2016 #10

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    Users are told IT admins blocked the upgrade to Windows 10
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    Wouldn't it be the same message for W7 and 8.x home users with Professional, if the OS upgrade had been disabled in the registry and/or in the local group policy? Just curious...

    Chaining together the W10 update reminder with a security patch, with no way disabling just the reminder, is pretty low. Oh well, there's always the hide update option...
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       10 Mar 2016 #11

    Cr00zng said: View Post
    Wouldn't it be the same message for W7 and 8.x home users with Professional, if the OS upgrade had been disabled in the registry and/or in the local group policy? Just curious...

    Chaining together the W10 update reminder with a security patch, with no way disabling just the reminder, is pretty low. Oh well, there's always the hide update option...
    Most all of the tactics they've been using are pretty low (I might use a spicier word myself). Seems to me a lot of bad feelings could have been avoided by simply providing "no, ask me later" AND "no, I do not want Windows 10 on this machine, leave me alone" buttons next to the "by gosh, sign me up right away for Windows 10!" button.

    Sometimes the tone-deafness of Microsoft's marketing department is awe-inspiring, and not in a good way. They probably think they've gamed this thing out to 5 decimal places - I'm sure they spent millions justifying this crazy push, calculating all the pros and cons, risks and benefits, etc. But I don't think they really comprehend how much they're pissing people off, and what that might cost them. That would require actually just thinking about it from a human perspective for 5 minutes. How un-scientific! Can't bring that to the Board!
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  3.    10 Mar 2016 #12

    I am fine with the "pretty low", no need for stronger words...

    MS has made a business decision and they are sticking with it. They have banked on that most of the end users wouldn't care about all of the telemetries and they were right. Most of the end users didn't care about Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc., gobbling up their data, so banking on this wasn't a risky bet. Yeah, techies and some techie sites/media do complain from time to time, like they did with Google and others, but the machine keeps on rolling as planned.

    Based on their updated service agreement, that you've agreed to, you pretty much allowed them to do whatever they'd want to. Keep in mind that the OS is provided as a service and not a stand-alone installation. I wouldn't be too surprised, if the April updates will have more Windows 10 update reminder chained with security update, or may even add it to Office 2013. Once the end user updates to W10, the same patch can also be utilized for advertising for their or other products, as someone mentioned earlier. And that's probably the final stage, advertise in the OS instead of the browsers. Even with they current 90% or so market share, that will generate "some" revenue...

    In my view, Windows 10 is a great OS on its own, MS did not have to result to this. I now have a laptop with W10, instead of in VMware. It's not bad at all, especially after disabling most of the apps and telemetry stuff.
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  4.    10 Mar 2016 #13

    To me, this is the lowest of lows!

    I was concerned MS might tamper with my auto-update settings or something like that but to package superfluous, self-serving BS into something as important as a Security Patch is way beyond crossing the line but is a serious and flagrant violation of trust. It doesn't matter if this one happens to be W-10 related, that's not the point, it's how they did it is what is seriously flawed.
    Last edited by gator2013; 10 Mar 2016 at 16:38.
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  5.    10 Mar 2016 #14

    Has anybody uninstalled KB 3139929 without a disaster?
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  6.    10 Mar 2016 #15

    Hmm, I guess I was lucky. I chose to stay on IE9 because IE11 destroyed my desktop gadgets. Now there is peace in my box.
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