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Windows 10 upgrade notifications will stop trying to trick you

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There has been a lot of negative news about Microsoft’s latest Operating System (OS), Windows 10; mostly geared towards its aggressive upgrade push. Microsoft implemented a sneaky new trick last month where if you click the “X” button on the upgrade notification, your OS would see it as a confirmation that you want Windows 10 and reportedly start upgrading 15 minutes later.

The above mentioned “new upgrade experience” has led to a lot of “feedback” from Windows users, for example a massive backlash against the Windows 10 upgrade push from over 1.2 million Chinese users.  

Microsoft has taken customer feedback into account and will update the “upgrade experience” this week. Terry Myerson, the Windows and Devices Group Executive Vice President, told The Verge that:

“Since we introduced a new upgrade experience for Windows 10, we've received feedback that some of our valued customers found it confusing. We've been working hard to incorporate their feedback and this week, we'll roll out a new upgrade experience with clear options to upgrade now, schedule a time, or decline the free offer." - Source

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As you can see from the image above (via The Verge) the new prompt now includes an option to “Decline free offer” and shows how much data you will need if you do decide to upgrade. Further, if you click on the red “X”, it will no longer be seen as a confirmation that you want Windows 10 and start upgrading 15 minutes later.

From interrupting a live weather report to an unexpected Windows 10 upgrade that could have had dire consequences, there has been a lot of negativity surrounding the OS. Most recently, a woman sued Microsoft over unwanted Windows 10 upgrade and won $10,000 in the process. These new changes to the Windows 10 upgrade notification will help users make an informed choice, which is an excellent move by Microsoft.

If you aren't on Windows 10 yet but do want to upgrade, you have exactly one month before the free upgrade offer expires, after which you will need to purchase the OS's Home version for $119 or the Pro version for $199 after 29 July 2016 according to a report

What do you think about the changes to the upgrade notification and do you think Microsoft should have implemented these changes since Windows 10 launched almost a year ago? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: The Verge

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