As of now, Windows 10 is now classified as a “Recommended” update, which means many Windows 7 and 8.1 users will download and begin the installation automatically.
By default, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 shipped with updates enabled and a second box — “Give me Recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” checked as well.
All of these issues are issues with any OS upgrade, but OS updates are typically something the user initiates.
Microsoft clearly wants its entire user base on Windows 10.
We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place,” a company spokesperson told ZDNet. First, users on metered connections must either turn off recommended updates or disable automatic updates altogether if you don’t want the 6GB download to count against your monthly limit.
Simply deleting the file isn’t sufficient, your OS will download it again.
Make sure you install the correct one based on which version of Windows 10 you have installed!
listed on the Acer Windows 10 Upgrade page, don't worry - it just means that the drivers Microsoft includes with Windows 10 probably work just fine.But think about it: This move targets use who know enough to disable Recommended updates, but have also rejected Microsoft’s previous offers.This could create a nasty snarl of blowback if the upgrade push starts making life difficult for large numbers of people.Microsoft has been increasingly aggressive in its attempts to push consumers to download Windows 10.Starting today, the company is upping the ante once again.There’s still no word on if or when Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 hardware might arrive.