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Windows 10 is being pushed to machines without their owners permission

Some Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are having Windows 10 blasted to their PC, without their permission

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 13, 2015 at 9:55 am CDT (0 mins, 54 secs time to read)

According to a few users, the ~BT Windows 10 folder has been appearing on users' machines even without them agreeing to the upgrade from their Windows 7 or Windows 8 installations.

Windows 10 is being pushed to machines without their owners permission | TweakTown.com

Microsoft has confirmed the news with The Inquirer, VentureBeat and PCWorld. PCGamer reports: "Users have been able to opt-in to the free Windows 10 upgrade if they're running Windows 7 or 8, but apparently even if they don't, the files are being downloaded anyway. It's happening on devices which have automatic updates allowed, which we'd generally recommend to catch the latest security and stability updates for Windows".

Microsoft sent a response, where they said: "For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they'll need if they decide to upgrade. When the upgrade is ready, the customer will be prompted to install Windows 10 on the device".

This isn't good for people with slower Internet connections, or smaller download caps as the download of Windows 10 falls between 3.5GB and 6GB.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:32 pm CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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