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Bad Santa! Microsoft Offers — ‘Upgrade now’ or ‘Upgrade tonight’ to Push Windows 10

Many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users don’t want to upgrade their machines to Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 operating system now or anytime soon. Isn’t it?
But what if you wake up in the morning and found yourself a Windows 10 user?

That’s exactly what Microsoft is doing to Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

Windows 10 Upgrade Becomes More Aggressive

Ever since Microsoft launched its new operating system over the summer, Windows 7 and 8.1 users have been forced several number of times to upgrade their machines to Windows 10.
It was relatively inoffensive at first, but as days have passed, Microsoft has become increasingly aggressive to push Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10.
Microsoft has left very little choice over whether to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 or not. At last, the users end up upgrading their machines to the latest Windows operating system.
Users now see a pop up on their computers, as InfoWorld reports, that displays only two choices for you:
Upgrade Now ‘OR’ Upgrade Tonight

But, What’s the Catch?

Yes, there is a catch to get rid of Windows 10 upgrade, temporarily, anyways.

What users will see is the above two options but what they’ll not see is the third option hiding in plain sight: The ‘X’ button in the top-right corner of the upgrade window.
While you can click the ‘X’ button to make the upgrade go away, the less knowledgeable users would end up upgrading to Windows 10 either then and there or at that night.

Moreover, since the dialog box warns that “Upgrading to Windows 10 is Free for a Limited Time”, some users could interpret that if they close the pop-up window, they may not be able to upgrade their machines Free at a later date.

Microsoft silently started pushing Windows 10 installation files on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 over a month after its launch, even if users have not opted into the upgrade.

Almost two months ago, some Windows 7 and 8.1 users also claimed that Windows 10 had begun to install itself automatically on their PCs, which Microsoft later called it a mistake.

Although there is nothing we could predict what tweaks Microsoft has planned for future upgrades, the next time you may get a pop-up window with a single button that says “Upgrade Now.”

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