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Woman wins $10,000 in forced Windows 10 upgrade case

Woman sues Microsoft over forced Windows 10 upgrade, wins case and 10 grand

By Sean Ridgeley on Jun 27, 2016 11:31 am CDT - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

While Windows 10 is a fine operating system, it's drawn a lot of ire from those not yet ready to upgrade to it (and even some from those who have) in light of Microsoft's aggressive tactics. Late last week, there was a win for the people when California resident Teri Goldstein sued Microsoft when her failed Windows 10 upgrade reportedly rendered her system unusable and customer service couldn't help her. Goldstein won the case and was granted $10,000 for lost time and the cost of a new system.

Woman wins $10,000 in forced Windows 10 upgrade case |

While $10,000 is chump change to Microsoft, the win provides a precedent for potential future cases.

The software giant appealed the initial judgment but later dropped it, which it claims was to avoid the expense of further litigation (no doubt increased exposure was a concern as well).

Windows 10 will stop being offered as a free upgrade next month.

Sean Ridgeley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Sean Ridgeley

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.


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