Keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction since 2008
Microsoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10.
Clicking the cross in the top-right hand corner of the pop-up box now agrees to a scheduled upgrade rather than rejecting it.
Microsoft has u-turned over changes it made to a pop-up encouraging users to upgrade to Windows 10.
Users were angry that clicking the cross to dismiss the box meant that they had agreed to the upgrade.
Based on "customer feedback", Microsoft said that it had added another notification that provided customers with "an additional opportunity for cancelling the upgrade".
This past weekend I got a box stating that the upgrade was going to run in fifteen minutes. The allowed alternatives were to reschedule for a later time. I went into the reschedule window and closed it thinking that I had halted the update. Stepped away for a few minutes, came back to find the upgrade in-process. Was afraid to stop it for fear it would screw something up. Grrr. I hate Microsoft now. Will be looking at Linux Mint for an alternative but I need to be able to run MS Word and Excel if I bring work home.
Had a cancellation option on the box I got and damn well cancelled it. Must have changed it again.
I agree with Linux Mint suggestion. This I did at home after being hit with a zero-day exploit in 2012 that targeted the Windows Font system. No lost data, just tired of Redmond's excuses.
@ HatTrick:Mint comes with Libre Office, which will work with and save Office formats.
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